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BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog

Compiled thoughts on the books I read.

Currently reading

Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One
Kevin Jackson
The Inimitable Jeeves
P.G. Wodehouse
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham
Wigs on the Green - Nancy Mitford I was worried I wasn't going to like this just due to the controversy Mitford had with her sister's Diana and Unity. I loved it though. It was funny and reminded me of some of the best of Waugh's books. I can see how Diana and Unity wouldn't've liked it, but I didn't think it made fun of fascism that badly either. Eugenia's devotion to her cause was, I thought, treated pretty well with touches of humor added in. I didn't feel it portrayed the Union Jackshirts in a terrible light. Really, the people who came off the worst were the silly, flighty women who were just looking for a sort of summer fling. I loved it.