My husband kindly gave me the nicest gift Friday afternoon.
When I grow up I want to stop getting sick on weekends and holidays. I had much work planned for Sunday and Monday. Instead I’ve spent these past three days coughing and napping. Shadow has stayed away by and large, and I can’t really blame him. Bleah. Before you ask, yes, I feel I am sick more now that we bought the house. I believe it because we are constantly doing work, work, and more work. For which I am very thankful, but would like a pause every now and then.
I did, despite the coughing, manage to finish two books this past week.
Daily Life in Victorian England
by Sally Mitchell
Recommended to me by Teabird
A very approachable look into Victorian society. Sources are cited but do not bog down the reader, yet the lack of pages following pages of numbers do not lower the level of the information presented. Overall, I found this a delight and I found it a useful resource for assisting with Victorian novels.
The Secrets of the Witch World
Contains: The Key of the Keplian, The Magestone, and The Warding of Witch World
by Andre Norton
I read this as an ebook. I’ve found it difficult to find Norton’s works and have been curious about her Witch World for a while. This is an interesting layering of stories and lives and world that I hope to read more of in the future.
The Key of the Keplian, The Magestone