It’s strange how my reading can sometimes fall into patterns – and not just library books coming due and NetGalley release dates (when I’m paying attention to them properly). This week is probably one of the best examples of that I have recently had. Firstly, I’m going through a huge audiobook phase – rather than listening to my regular diet of podcasts. And not just any audiobooks, audio books of old favourites. So this week on the list you can see that I finished a new (to me) audiobook of Have His Carcase – one of my favourite Wimseys, but that I’ve previously only had on audio as a radio play. I’ve also been listening to Heyer’s Devil’s Cub in a new version (still not right, but better now than the previous one) and Venetia (again). We’ve finished another in the Amelia Peabody re-listen. But there are more patterns than just that. Frieda and Theatre for dreamers both deal with writers (and artists) and their muses. I’ve been taking my time over The Game because I needed to finish Alexandria which also deals with British machinations in Afghanistan and India (although a century apart). There is fodder for posts here, if only I can find third (or fourth) books to continue the themes. The question is, do I want to?
Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers
Sunrise by the Sea by Jenny Colgan*
Tiny House, Big Love by Olivia Dade
The Summer Seekeers by Sarah Morgan*
Frieda by Annabel Abbs
Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Alexandria by Edmund Richardson*
A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill
Yours Cheerfully by A J Pearce*
A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson
The Game by Laurie R King
Mrs England by Stacey Halls*
A couple of books bought, but all bargains. Honest!
Bonus photo: British summer time in the park on Saturday evening. Blue skies, mid 20s, not too awfully humid.
An * next to a book title indicates that it came from NetGalley. ** indicates it was an advance copy from a source other than NetGalley