I haven’t been reading particularly intensively recently, just more or less at my average of a book a week. I had a run of good fiction (mostly during a couple recent trips) including Memoirs of a Geisha and People of the Book, and this past week I’ve started on a non-fiction run. Yesterday I finished Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her, by Melanie Rehak, and today I started Shelter for the Spirit: How to Make Your Home a Haven in a Hectic World, by Victoria Moran. I am in a bit of a self-improvement mood so I expect to enjoy it. I have some other books in mind (of a different sort of non-fiction) to follow this one if I’m still in a non-fiction mood.
After finishing Girl Sleuth, I did have to get one fiction book at the library as well: the first Nancy Drew, The Secret of the Old Clock. I am disappointed, however, that it is the usual revised edition that is the main one sold these days and the same as what I read as a child. All the original books were significantly revised in the late 1950s and the revisions are the primary ones still published and sold. I am really very curious to read an original now that I have read all about the authors and origination of Nancy. My library website claims they have the original, but they also think the one that I checked out is one of those originals, which it definitely is not, so it may not be that easy to acquire. Anyway, I will save further commentary for my review of Girl Sleuth.
What sort of reading did you do today and this week?