It’s been 3 months. I am a terrible blogger.
But, I will jump right in and tell you what I am reading now.
Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany is pretty good, but you have to remember it is revisionist history. Not only does Jane Austen get turned into a Vampire, Britain is overrun by Napoleon’s army. I’m more than 2/3 in and I’ve realized that, being revisionist, I can’t count on what I know about Jane Austen’s life to prevail in this instance. I shall have to see what happens. Luckily, it is decent writing or I would have thrown it with great force, as per Dorothy Parker.
I am reading another book with “Death” in the title. Huh. But this book is completely different. The Death and Life of Monterey Bay is a history of the Monterey Bay area of Central California. Mike and I honeymooned there and my Aunt lived there for many years. So far, I am up to the 1930′s and they have just opened the first canneries, which, unsurprisingly, stopped up the tourist trade.
So, that’s what’s on my nightstand. What’s on yours?