Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

“But what about the victim, Oldfield? Who is Tither? What is she?” “I was coming to that. She’s an old maid who lives in Hilary Magna and about the biggest paul-pry in the county. Nothing goes on that she doesn’t know about, or rather didn’t.” Death of a Busybody is my first read from the British Library […]... Read More
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High Rising by Angela Thirkell

This isn’t my first rodeo with Angela Thirkell. Early last year, I read Pomfret Towers and thought it was a very floofy but satisfying book, the kind you settle down with when you want nothing more than to be shut-in at home, curled up on the farthest end of the couch and drinking copious amounts […]... Read More
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First Reads of 2017!

Brrrr, this is what I get for casually commenting on how I miss the snow back in Colorado Springs. As much as I would love to just stay indoors, buried under a blanket, I have books that I have to take back to the library, and two new ones I have to collect. Besides, I’ve trudged […]... Read More
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Library Picks + Snow by Maxence Fermine

I’m happy to report that I’ve finished the bulk of my last library haul (I’m currently devouring Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye), giving me the perfect excuse to plunder the shelves for a fresh batch of books to drag home and enjoy. Right off the top is Snow, by French author Maxence Fermine. Set in […]... Read More
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Diving Belles by Lucy Wood, and a bookish t.v. recommendation.

Apologies for being silent for more than a week.  I solemnly swear that I was reading.  And organizing my bookshelf.  And catching up on anime on Crunchyroll. But back to the reading!  Last week I finished Diving Belles, a short story collection by Lucy Wood.  Blending Cornish folklore with everyday life, Wood creates an evocative […]... Read More