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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

#BookadayUK - Day 23

The Far Pavilions - M.M. Kaye Nicholas and Alexandra - Robert K. Massie

Exotic is more than a little bit in the eye of the beholder. I grew up in Boise, Idaho, which felt the most unexotic place in the world to me, and books were always a way to escape. So, trying to narrow this prompt down to one book is very nearly impossible.

 

But there were two settings that felt impossibly exotic to me, both then and now, and I have read a lot of books that take advantage of those settings: British colonial India, and Imperial Russia. Kipling and Tolstoy.