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What I'm reading, what I'm thinking of reading & what I've read. And stuff.

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slow reading week...

Flow Down Like Silver (Hypatia of Alexandria) - Ki Longfellow Esperanza Rising - Pam Muñoz Ryan, Trini Alvarado Playing Games (A Games Novel) (Volume 2) - Jessica Clare,  'Jill Myles'

Sigh, being back at work has really slowed the reading back down. Never mind. For some reason Flow Down Like Silver  has been slow going. I'm enjoying it very well, but I regularly find myself reading back over paragraphs to see what more I can get from them - close reading I guess rather than the usual casual flit through. I might have to post some quotes, as there have been some crackers. Still at least a couple of weeks reading here.

 

Esperanza Rising has been an unexpected treasure. I can't quite remember how I stumbled across it - the online version of browsing the library I think. I was looking for a Historical Fiction set in the Americas for a reading challenge and found this. A lovely story, and the audio performance is wonderful. It's an odd juxtaposition to be reading this so soon after The Road to Wigan Pier, and the similarities & contrasts between the Mexican & other migrant labourers in California's central valley with the mining communities in the north of England are most interesting.

 

And I finally got around to buying Playing Games, having read and enjoyed the first in the series - Wicked Games very much. Nice to see the main characters from Wicked Games feature in Playing Games.

 

Next up... no idea what's next up!