mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Wednesday Reading is at a loose end

What did you recently finish reading?
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster. Sequel-ish to Daddy-Long-Legs. Book from youth, unvisited by Suck Fairy, unlike so many others (Anne of Green Gables, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, much of Narnia etc.) Casual racism is of its time and slappable rather than horrific. Best of epistolary novels.

What are you currently reading?
Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton. Because it's on the shelf and might be better than it is. Life is too short to read come-by-chance like that unless one reads much faster than I do. But I keep on. See title.

What will you read next?
What indeed? Webster is the first female author I've read in two months, and she was casual bedtime reading. So might finish either of my other one-the-goes but abandoned; might finally read the last Max Gladstone; or might get into White Teeth. I want fantasy and steampunk; I am currently 40th of 42 for The Watchmaker of Filigree Street; that's a long wait. Money is on Gladstone.

In RL, finally had teeth mended at the dentist's for slightly under $400, even with the discount she kindly gave me. However was not rackled by spasms of coughing, so shall count it gain. Cough syrup is nearly all gone and I hope I have no more need of it.
Tags: health, reading_15, rl_15

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