Thursday, January 02, 2014

What I read -- December 2013

Kind of a slow reading month -- I blame knitting socks for Christmas gifts. 

“Midnight Blue Light Special” by Seanan McGuire. For some reason I find these hard to start, but once I get going they don’t get put down. I found this one more stressful than the last.

“The Invention of Murder” by Judith Flanders. This was recommended by Sarah Monette, so I got it out of the library. It was kind of a slow read because of its data richness, but the authorial voice was charming and the theme was fascinating. It took various true crimes from Victorian England and showed how they changed and evolved in the press and in fiction and theatre. Anyone who’s interested in where stories come from should read it – I learned a ton.

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