I’ve been doing a lot of rereading this year. Sometimes I have the urge to revisit beloved favorites such as Robin McKinley’s classic fantasies; sometimes I’m reading books that have sat on my shelves for a while to see if I really want to keep them. Such was the case with The Three Damosels by Vera Chapman, which I brought back from a trip to England years ago; I enjoyed this reread, but I think I can pass it on now.
And sometimes, even with all the books already in the house I just can’t resist starting something else. My husband (who has just gotten hooked on reading books on his phone) was really enjoying Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White, which I recommended to him as a free download; and so I started rereading it as well. Then of course I had to finish it.
What leads you to your next reading adventure at this time of year? What are you looking at starting for the new year?
- Drawn from Life is the charming follow-up to Ernest Shepard’s childhood memoir, Drawn from Memory — both now available from Slightly Foxed.
- The Blood of the Martyrs, a novel about the first persecution of Christians in Nero’s Rome, is a new favorite from the always-intriguing Naomi Mitchison.
- I completed my year-long read of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.
Other Books Read
- Beauty, The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley – Reread
- The Book of Revelation by Alfred Heidenreich
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – Reread
- The Three Damosels by Vera Chapman – Reread
Other Features and Events
- I asked, What is a children’s book?
- I announced the launch of my new blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle.
- I celebrated the start of a new blogging year, looking at what I’ve accomplished and what may lie ahead.
- And in the same vein, I chose my Gems of 2018 and answered some fun questions about the year in reading and blogging.