I am on my summer vacation, in France, England, and upstate New York amongst other places. No, I haven’t left my house! I am immersed in Deborah Harkness World.
Her latest, The Book of Life, was released on July 15th (my birthday! Thanks!! This used to happen with the Harry Potter books and films too. Magical!). I grabbed it and started reading it immediately, eating, breathing, sleeping Diana, Matthew, and the rest of the witches, vampires, and daemons I have come to know and love (or hate!) in this series. I loved the book. It was wonderful, heartrending, enriching, funny — I didn’t want it to end. Luckily, there was a way to make it not end: I could read the entire, glorious, each book almost 600 pages trilogy again, one after the other.
I’m almost done my re-reading of the first book, A Discovery of Witches, and all I will say is Best. Vacation. Ever. It feels like such an indulgence to do this (especially when my partner in reading is a glass of wine!), but I am enjoying every minute of it.
I’ll write more about these books after I’m back from vacation 😉