Marion: In spite of internet issues and vehicle issues, I found time to read this week. I finished N.K. Jemisin’s second book in the GREAT CITIES duology, The World We Make. It’s vivid, action-packed and full of fun. I bought C.LPolk’s novella Even Though I Knew the End the day it came out. I love her depiction of 1940’s Chicago, especially the lesbian bar Helen the protagonist and her girlfriend Edith met at. The plot was familiar but the book is fast-paced and lovingly captures a detective-noir voice.
Sandy: Moi? After having had so much fun reading the Ramble House collections The Tongueless Horror and Other Stories: The Weird Tales of Wyatt Blassingame, Volume 1 and Lady of the Yellow Death and Other Stories: The Weird Tales of Wyatt Blassingame, Volume 2, where else could I possibly go next but on to the next installment in this flabbergasting series? Thus, I am currently in the middle of The Unholy Goddess and Other Stories: The Weird Tales of Wyatt Blassingame, Volume 3, and hope to be able to share some thoughts on this one with you all very shortly….
Terry: I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time with The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021 by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, and I keep asking myself why I’m going through those years a second time when they were bad enough the first time. Still, it’s very well-written, and despite the fact that I’m a political junkie, there’s lots of information that’s new to me. More happily, I’ve read Gardens by Benedict Jacka, a follow-up to his now-completed ALEX VERUS series, a nicely done novella. I greatly enjoyed No Plan B by Lee Child and Andrew Child, the latest JACK REACHER thriller, pretty much the same as all the rest, but that’s kind of the fun of it, isn’t it? Now I’m reading How To Marry a Viscount by Alyxandra Harvey, a quick-paced historical romance. I’m still working on a few others that reside in the “Currently Reading” folder in my Kindle and pile in my living room.