Tuesday, 12 November 2013


 I'm conscious of things having gone a little quiet in the recent months- it's a mix of lack of inspiration for blogs, trying to get 1k words down every day on a new first draft and essentially just not having enough hours in the day to do everything. Why hasn't some science bod sorted that out by now?

That said, I'm currently I'm on a trip. Not geographical travel, but book travel. 

 I briefly blogged about a form-based trip I'd been on here, which was in fact a tangent from another book trip where I was pottering around in World War Two, the least likely of destinations for me, but an ace trip none-the-less. It included Elizabeth Wein's fabulous Code Name Verity and Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, so enough said. 

On this trip I am being lead merrily around the US of the1920s, relishing the flappers, the gangsters and the illegal drink.

Here is the route so far:

   The Other Typist - Suzanne Rindell (The story didn't do me, but I got swept up in the setting.)
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (Yes. Yes that is a Classic. A Classic that I have read and finished. Small miracles, right? In fact I've read it twice now. It is so much better when not being speed-read as part of a Uni reading list at 19...)

Vixen- Jillian Larkin (YA)  (This series is so much fun, and really brings the prohibition scene alive)

                                     Ingenue - Jillian Larkin (YA)

Diva - Jillian Larkin (YA)

 And from there I am about to pop back across the pond to read Cora Harrison's Debutantes books.

 Only two of these books were included in the Autumn TBR pile, but the theme seems to have a plan of its own and who am I to argue? Sometimes, you just need to go with the flow.

My trip is almost up, given the new TBR pile being due next month, but there might just be time to get a recommendation in if you have one. Let me know.

Meanwhile, is anyone else travelling at the moment?


  1. I'm in Virginia somewhere looking for Ley lines. lol

    1. I've been on that trip! The woods of Virginia somewhere are very interesting....