Since I’m in a bit of a hurry, I’ll try to write about these quickly and reply to comments later today. I haven’t written about my library books much before, because… well. It’s embarrassing how many I take out at one time without being able to read them all! A very sad side effect of working in a library, daily surrounded by such excessive temptation! But I am excited about these books, because they’re part of my new comfort reading plan.
First off, Elizabeth Jenkin’s The Tortoise and the Hare (which I found out about through the NPR summer reading list linked by The Captive Reader here) and I was absolutely thrilled to see this on my library holds shelf, because just look at the cover! Virago! With the same painting that’s on Cheerful Weather at the Wedding in the Persephone Classics edition! It almost made me think it was the other book for a moment, but at any event, I’m interested in reading it as I see through trying to find a picture of this cover online, that she was a friend of Elizabeth Bowen’s.
Then Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson, a true Persephone Book, here on inter-library loan.
And three Georgette Heyers, The Reluctant Widow, These Old Shades and Black Sheep. I’m not sure which to start with and I’m still waiting for The Grand Sophy which seems to be most popular at the library.
The Pirates Mixed-Up Voyage by Margaret Mahy is one of the most delightful charming books ever and I was reminded of it after reading this review about one of her teen books over at things mean a lot.
Then The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie since it’s the second Miss Marple after Murder at the Vicarage which I recently quite enjoyed. (I meant to write a short review of it this week too, but am becoming busier than I thought)
And lastly, another inter-library loan of another Persephone, To Bed with Grand Music by Marghanita Laski! I’m still debating which Persephones to order for my birthday in a few weeks, so hopefully these will get me in the mood for deciding.