January 3rd, 2013
- Silent Night: A Lady Julia Christmas Novella by Deanna Raybourn
In this Christmas-themed novella, Lady Julia and Brisbane head off to March Abbey directly after their latest adventure in The Dark Enquiry. This adventure is more light-hearted than most their excursions, but it doesn’t make it any less satisfying. The lack of a murder leaves more time to explore the intricacies of the Brisbane’s married life as well as seeing more of the March clan in action. It’s a fun read and a perfect tide-me-over until the next Lady Julia novel appears in 2013.
- The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
This falls under the category of “read more literary works this year.” I’ll shamefully admit this is my first-ever Wilde read, but I assure you I’ll be reading more of his works this year. This play was hilarious and personally, I think it has held up well these past 118 years. I had no difficulty quickly falling into it – the play format wasn’t distracting at all. What I loved most was the acerbic wit laced throughout almost every piece of dialogue. Wilde’s biting sarcasm and jabs at human nature ring true today. I loved it!
- Dangerous by Amanda Quick
This is one of those “I can’t fall asleep at 1 a.m., so let’s see what’s on my iPhone Kindle App” reads. Turns out, this book was! Of course, this is a re-read for me. It’s one of Quick’s older books, and definitely one of my favorites. I can see this is where she started dabbling in the paranormal aspects of her books. Anyhow, this book is classic quick – her Original Spinster, a brooding earl with a family in need of repair and a curious mystery to be solved. I think Prudence Merryweather is one of my favorites of all her heroines, falling only behind Lavinia Lake.
Book completed: 3/50