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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

The Dower House Mystery
Patricia Wentworth
Progress: 42 %
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

The Brontës: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of Three Sisters - Juliet Barker

I've gotten bogged down in this one, and haven't gotten as far as I would have liked, although after picking it up again tonight, I'm struck by how readable it is.

 

Also struck by how brief the period at Cowan Bridge School was for the Bronte sisters, although it had such a tremendous impact on them. Maria and Elizabeth both died at least in part because of the conditions there, and it was the model for Lowood School in Jane Eyre.

 

How horribly the Victorians treated some of their children.