mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Reading Thursday

What have you just finished?

I am Half-sick of Shadows, Flavia de Vere vol 3 or 4? Have the next to latest but am putting the series on hold in orderto clear my head out.

What are you reading now?

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Never read any of this series; found copy on boulevard; good hot weather reading. For extra points, is the brit version where Percy eats crisps.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, vol 6. Some 40 years ago (the downside of being over 60 is that you can use that stunning phrase and still refer to an episode in your adult life) I picked up two second-hand vols of the then Complete Pepys thinking it would be fun to dip into. Have now started dipping into and am ready to throw both vols in the recycle. 'Skank' does not begin to describe Pepys. Corrupt rapist does. Entries vary between how much money he can make on the side from various gov't positions, to how he finally 'fait ce que je voudrais avec' the woman who'd come to ask him to use his influence to get her husband a place-- even though he sprained his thumb in achieving that 'finally'. Always pawing and kissing any woman who came within his purview, unless she was an aristocrat. Reminiscent of many GoH at many cons, in fact.

What will you read next?

Dunno. More Flavia before it's due back? It's the one set in the Toronto of my birth. Might prove amusing.
Tags: history, meme, reading_15

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