February 12: The Sugared Game (The Will Darling Adventures #2) by KJ Charles. I love the writing! That it’s #2 of something I haven’t read #1 of doesn’t seem to matter much. It is a pity that it’s mainly a M/M romance and I don’t like M/M sex scenes. Especially not hate and/or revenge sex. Also, I’m fairly sure that I don’t like Kim at all and I don’t know what Will, who seems to be a decent sort, sees in him. I might seek out #1 and #3 at some time when I’m in the mood for Philip Marlowe without all the smoking and sexism.
February 10: Je rijpt je rot, ervaringen met trainingen in persoonlijke groei by Drs. Jan Lievense and Johanna van de Wetering de Rooij. Very nineteen-seventies book about personal growth trainings (which were then proliferating like mad). I’ve had this for ages (bought it second-hand) and for some reason it suddenly caught my attention again. Goodness, (a) it’s so nineteen-seventies (I hadn’t expected anything else) and (b) I had only two very short and unfortunate experiences with this kind of thing, in the actual nineteen-seventies (or perhaps one in the eighties) and this book makes it even clearer to me that it’s Not For Me. Also that it’s not just me.
February 9: A Brief History of the Patronage of Beatie Wilson, very effective Lord Peter Wimsey/Agatha Christie crossover.
February 7: The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit. I thought it was by Enid Blyton until I started to write this, and was boggled not to recognise the style at all, but now everything falls into place! Fun and interesting, but I do wish the siblings wouldn’t squabble so. At times they’re downright nasty. (Also, Ineffective Adult Syndrome.) Still, exciting enough to finish, with some really funny moments and excellent writing.