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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 32%.

Lady of Quality - Georgette Heyer

This was Heyer's last regency, and the formula feels a bit worn about the seams. The dialogue has, at times, devolved into caricatures with the characters using so much of her regency cant that they are nearly unintelligible. 

 

However, this quote made me lol.

 

'And I promise you, ma’am, no one would ever suspect you of being bookish!’

 

Overwhelmed by this tribute, Miss Wychwood uttered in a shaken voice: ‘How kind of you, Ninian, to say so!’

 

‘It’s very true,’ said Lucilla, adding her mite. ‘No one could think she was bookish, but she reads prodigiously, and even keeps books in her bedchamber!’

 

Books in the bedchamber! Quelle horreur!