Monday, 22 June 2015

It's Monday ...

.... what are you reading?

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I had a productive reading weekend. I finished Misery for Care's readalong at and will hopefully write a review later this week.

I also read the Batman graphic novel, The Killing Joke. It was interesting and I liked the artwork a lot but beyond that ... I'm not sure. I feel like I kind of didn't get it.

Anyway. My lunctime reading at the moment is Lady Knight, by L J Baker. It's a medieval-style lesbian fantasy romance. And, I have to say, I'm really enjoying it.

Romance novels - as my friend says about fantasy and sci-fi - aren't usually my genre, but there's something really likeable and familiar (in a good way) about Lady Knight.

I don't know whether L J Baker would be offended or flattered, but I keep picturing Brienne of Tarth when I"m reading about Riannon even though physically they're very different as far as I can tell.

Anyway. It's a good read for lunchtime at work - not to heavy, and I can snack on a chapter at a time.

Also on the go at the moment, I've got Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb, which I'm not very far into yet. The first person narrative is jarring me for some reason, although the story itself is promising.

Yesterday, on a whim, I picked up My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier - the author of Rebecca. I loved Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel is so far, so gothic.

So. What are you reading?


  1. I do love du Maurier (and I love to say her name over and over out loud). Is Cousin Rachel the one on the moors with a ghost? ah, I can't remember which one it was. I've read House on the Strand twice, though.
    Be sure to tweet at me when you write your Misery review!!

  2. Ohhh isn't Rachel deliciously sinister!?

  3. Care: I'm not sure, I'm not very far in. It's the one where the cousin dies in Italy under mysterious circumstances ... I will! :D

    Brona Joy: So far, yes!! I love its atmosphere