Hello, kind readers! Today I'm here with Gwen, my Harajuku Hugs panda, and we're reading Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel! We got this book as an eARC on Netgalley because it looked really cool! We've been wanting to read this for a while and decided that after The House of Hades this would be a good change!
So Far: Gwen hasn't actually read very much of this book yet (Silly, Gwen!). She actually just started it so I could consult her for this post! She's been pretty busy helping me with my assisting costume design on a show and all my other miscellaneous homework, so I suppose it's excusable. Panda's have to sleep, know what I mean?
A Sneak Peek:
I must begin with a frank confession. I became Lady Francesca Wallingham only after I met the man calling himself Tinderflint. This was after my betrothal, but before my uncle threw me into the street and barred the door.Gwen isn't really sure what she thinks about this book quite yet. There doesn't seem to be much action going yet, but Gwen knows there is a lot more to go and she's going to be patient. There are going to be spies and it takes place in London, 1716, so it should definitely be interesting.
Before these events, I was simply Margaret Preston Fitzroy, known mostly as Peggy, and I began that morning as I did most others - at breakfast with Cousin Olivia, reading the newspapers we had bribed the housemaid to smuggle out of Uncle's book room.
"Is there any agony this morning?" asked my cousin as she spread her napkin over her flowered muslin skirt.
I scanned the tidy columns of type in front of me. Uncle Pierpont favored the Morning Gazetteer for its tables of shipping information, but there were other advertisements there as well. These were the "agony columns," cries from the heart that some people thought best to print directly in the paper, where the object of their desire, and everybody else, would be sure to get a look at them.
Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting?
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