I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters Loved the first part for the setting - historical and situational - and the psychologically true portraits; liked the somewhat arduous, plot-driven second part, and the non-ending, far less. I'm giving [b:The Paying Guests|20821087|The Paying Guests|Sarah Waters||26164907] four stars mainly because it was technically well-executed where [b:The Miniaturist|18498569|The Miniaturist|Jessie Burton||25328659] I've finished just before fell terribly short.

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