May was a good reading month with several 5-star reads, including a few books I have not had time to review:
Since the pandemic-caused work-from-home began on 3/17/20, I have moved my laptop and self from the den (too hot in the summer although adding a bird feeder to the window provided entertainment and extended my loathing of the squirrels trying to access the birdseed) to the dining room (too cold in the winter, I had to remove the tablecloth lest the space heater set it on fire) and finally to the small office (which the realtor pretended was a bedroom), which first had to be massively tidied.
I do! Mind you, there are hundreds of books in this house I have not had time to read. But there is nothing as delicious as ambling into a used bookstore or going to a library book sale and finding an old treasure, discarded by the library or a patron, that is not available elsewhere. Alternatively, sometimes one finds an appealing but unknown book or something one meant to read but had not got around to, such as The Goldfinch. Or a handful of paperbacks to bring on vacation.
I came across an interesting article, Daphne du Maurier’s Mary Anne: Rewriting the Regency Romance as Feminist History, by Katherine Turner, and decided it was perfect for Daphne du Maurier Reading Week despite my not having time to read Mary Anne (1954).
|Coincidentally, the du Maurier books live next to the Heyer paperbacks|