I’ve been re-reading Jane Austen‘s “Pride & Prejudice” on my phone in stops and starts recently. I’ve always resisted reading on my phone, but after downloading the Kindle app a couple of months ago, I’m quite getting into reading while commuting. I don’t think I would read a new-to-me book on it just because I need uninterrupted reading time to get into a book, but the twenty-odd minutes on the Tube is perfect for reading a couple of chapters.
And I had forgotten how romantic P&P is. Swoon.
Apart from P&P, I’ve also read Richelle Mead‘s two latest releases – “Succubus Revealed”, the last in her Georgina Kincaid series, and “Bloodlines”, the first in her new Vampire Academy spin-off series. I really liked Succubus – it’s been a book I’ve been waiting for quite a while, not least because I had no idea how she was going to pull off an ending that worked. Without giving too much away, yeah, it was satisfying.
And I borrowed “Bloodlines” from the library with some trepidation – I wasn’t quite sure if revisiting an existing world was going to work (no names being mentioned here…). But it proved to be an easy and entertaining read if not a ground-breaking one. I’d pick up the next book in this series.
- Non book-related, but I love: Paris versus New York. Super clever.
- Sarah Rees Brennan‘s new project – “Team Human” co-authored with Justine Larbalestier. I’ve never read the latter before, but I’m a total SRB fangirl – her contribution to the “Enthralled” anthology was hilariously brilliant.
- And space opera recs! Bring them on.