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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
The Master of Seacliff - Max Pierce
Except for having a male protagonist this was a completely traditional Gothic genre romance. Innocent young thing travels to isolated, creepy manor house on cliff to tutor lonely, troubled child whose father harbors a dark secret and is ill-tempered yet somehow irresistibly attractive to said young thing. The only neighbors and the Danvers-stand-in butler are malicious and obsessively interested in the Master. Will love true love save all?!