Monday, June 7, 2010

It's Monday... What are you reading? (2)

As seen on Book Journey. In Sheila's words:

What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

So here's what I'm "Currently Reading":

Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson does not relish the joys of home and hearth. For while she and her husband, the renowned archaeologist Radcliffe Emerson, dutifully go about raising their young son, Ramses, Amelia dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Providentially, a damsel in distress -- coupled with a promising archaeological site -- demands their immediate presence in Egypt. The damsel is Lady Baskerville, and the site is a tomb in Luxor recently discovered by Sir Henry Baskerville, who promptly died under bizarre circumstances. Amelia and Radcliffe arrive to find the camp in disarray, terrified workers, an eccentric group of guests...and a persistent rumor of a ghost on the grounds. Now the indomitable Amelia must battle evil forces determined to stand between her and her beloved antiquities and make her foray into the truth a most deadly affair...

This is the 2nd book in the Amelia Peabody series, and so far, I'm enjoying it immensely. Amelia is so unpredictable and strong and brilliant. She pulls absolutely ZERO punches, and has a fantastic dry sense of humor and razor sharp wit. I love her, and Emerson, and I must say that 65 pages in, little Ramses is edging his way to center stage too. This family just knows who they are, and there's no pretension. I love it, and I can't wait to see where it goes. :D

The other two books haven't changed, unfortunately! Still nominally "reading" Black House and Star Wars: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Maybe I'll pencil in some time this week to squeeze in more of those.

Upcoming this week, I hope to read...

Description: In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles into his lap on the Sussex downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée, and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. This first book of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries is full of brilliant deduction, disguises, and danger.

This book has been recommended to me by... oh, at least 5 different people, so I figured that it was about time that I got around to reading it. Plus, I've had it out from the library for about a month now, and keep renewing it! Eeek! I hope that it's as good as everyone claims! :D

I think that's it for this week, with the two historical fiction books, Black House and maybe a short story or two from Mos Eisley, I think that should be enough to be getting on with! :P

See ya next Monday!


  1. I've been meaning to start the Amelia Peabody series for AGES! Good to hear you're enjoying it. As for Mary Russell, I actually finished the second book last week and thought that both that and the first were absolutely excellent.

  2. Hi Nymeth,
    You really should read them. They are very funny and fun! :)