Reading notes, week 6

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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 8: Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie, because I wrote a Chocolate Box pinch hit for it (Future Plan). Nice comfort reread, too. One of Christie’s best.

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.

Index of reading notes is here.

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