This month I was happy to knock off three titles that have been on the TBR pile on my shelf for the past year. My progress has been slow, but every time I finally read one of these books that has been waiting patiently for so long, I’m glad I made the effort.
Of these, I think the most thought-provoking was The Blood of the Martyrs, a historical novel about the first persecution of Christians under Nero. I really want to hunt down more books by Naomi Mitchison, who seems an absolutely fascinating person as well as a brilliant writer. And I’ll try to review this one soon.
What’s been most interesting to you, as we enter the final stretch of the year?
- I did a video review of some of the latest releases from the Folio Society, perfect for holiday gifts.
- Elsewhere, for Witch Week I reviewed Circe and participated in a discussion of The Other Wind.
Other Books Read
- Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren
- The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real
- God in Concord by Jane Langton
- The Blood of the Martyrs by Naomi Mitchison – Review to come
- The Owl Service by Alan Garner – Reread
Other Features and Events
- For Nonfiction November, I asked How should fiction and nonfiction mix?
- I shared a quotation from Les Miserables from my chapter-a-day readalong, corresponding to Armistice Day, November 11.
- I put together some fiction/nonfiction pairings from my reading this year, finding some serendipitous connections.