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.

Becoming Queen

Becoming Queen - Kate Williams I imagine this might be tedious to some, but I did enjoy the subject matter and the research. a) I was quite surprised the very, very public washing of dirty linen by the then Prince Regent and his wife. b) The descriptions - and effects - of bloodletting were rather shocking; no wonder the 19th century was the time of vampirophobia.

Currently reading

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
How to Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman