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What I'm Reading Wednesday

(Because let's do this thing. :-D)

What I've Just Finished Reading

Nothing, actually. Since last time, I finished The Return of Sherlock Holmes, read two more Regency Romances made of pure fluff, and meanwhile carried on reading and taking notes from Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England (which I haven't yet finished but continues to be very good).


What I'm Reading Now

Currently, a book randomly picked up in a charity shop, Mrs Jeffries on the Trail by Emily Brightwell, which is basically crime fluff rather than Romance fluff - one of a long series* about a Victorian housekeeper who solves crimes for her Inspector employer. Well, actually the whole household solves the mysteries, and she just co-ordinates them and tactfully hints about their finds to the Inspector. I'm not sure when they get the housework done. So far, all I can say is that it's certainly easy reading, which is what I wanted.


What I'm Reading Next

Ah, the part of the meme where I'm supposed to predict the future. Well, meme, it'll either be something off my to-read pile, or something random that I picked up somewhere else, or a safe re-read, I can tell you that much. *nods*

And when I've finished the current NF read, I'll probably start on The Book of Barnstaple, which is a bit more specific than general, but of use to me.


* Going by the list of about 100 others in the front, anyway. Mrs Jeffries keeps busy.

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singeaddams
Feb. 15th, 2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
I get the best recommendations from you. Thanks!
lost_spook
Feb. 15th, 2017 05:15 pm (UTC)
LOL, cool, although I don't think I actually recommended anything this time... ;-D
liadtbunny
Feb. 15th, 2017 03:35 pm (UTC)
Lol, as the Inspector's household are solving his crimes the least he can do is do the housework in return.
lost_spook
Feb. 15th, 2017 05:15 pm (UTC)
The Inspector has managed not to notice that all his servants are, in fact, solving his crimes for him, so he doesn't even consider doing the housework. It is the true mystery of the book!
liadtbunny
Feb. 16th, 2017 03:38 pm (UTC)
The inspector must be a robot from space! Last book in the series sorted;p
evelyn_b
Feb. 15th, 2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
a Victorian housekeeper who solves crimes for her Inspector employer. Well, actually the whole household solves the mysteries, and she just co-ordinates them and tactfully hints about their finds to the Inspector. I'm not sure when they get the housework done.

That sounds perfect. Not that I need any new books right now, but someday I will, and when I do, I'll open my Future Book Recs list and see this. <3

I've got a bundle of Regency fluff coming my way! Courtney Milan, Rose Lerner, and your girl Heyer, all floating toward me through the U.S. Mail. Heyer does not have an off-puttingly thrusting bare chest on the cover, but most of the others do.
lost_spook
Feb. 15th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
That's because Georgette Heyer doesn't write Regency Romances, she just writes humorous Regency romantic stories. It doesn't warrant bare chests or kilts, or things, and people don't have all the wrong names. (They just... don't belong in the same box at all, for better or for worse - that is something I've learned over this year.) :-)

I don't know why everyone thinks Mrs Jeffries sounds good when I said it was basically fluff and nonsense, though. There are lots of other detective stories that would belong on your list before this one.
evelyn_b
Feb. 15th, 2017 08:51 pm (UTC)
I've been in a mood for fluff and nonsense lately, what can I say? :p I hope Heyer and/or the Bare Chest Brigade deliver. (Heyer probably will, if we can avoid any more serious unpleasantness; the jury is still out on the BCB)
lost_spook
Feb. 15th, 2017 09:18 pm (UTC)
That is fine, then - as long as you understand that's all you're getting! Because sometimes fluff and nonsense is a nice relaxing thing. (I do think a detective housekeeper could have been a way better thing than this is, though.) :-)

I don't think there is any more unpleasantness? I think there is the detective novels, which is why I don't like them, but that one bit in the Grand Sophy is pretty much it, really, for the historical ones. But it would be understandable if it had given you an insurmountable prejudice.
dimity_blue
Feb. 15th, 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
Mrs Jeffries on the Trail sounds really good. I haven't heard of it before.

I completely forgot but I have that Jane Austen's England book! I know what I'm reading next.
lost_spook
Feb. 15th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
It's not really that good, but it's fairly easy and brainless! Which sometimes is what you need.

It's a good book! (The history one.)
ragnarok_08
Feb. 15th, 2017 09:16 pm (UTC)
Those books sound pretty neat :)
lost_spook
Feb. 15th, 2017 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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