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Bitsy's Books

Note: I'm uploading my books from Goodreads and since there are like 200+ it's going to take awhile. The uploading seems a bit wonky too, so hang with me as I fix things. Also there may be spoilers until I can make all the appropriate tags.


I'm an ex-English Major who, sick of reading classics after college, decided to read all the trashy books I didn't before because I was too snobby. Since graduating, I've entertained myself with comics, YA, and romance novels, finding out they can not only be decently written, but superbly written. I've since recovered from my classics aversion, but I'm now more open-minded reader willing to read from any genre. If a book has kick-ass heroines and/or witty banter and/or takes place in a different time or place (including fantasy settings), I will most likely fall in love with it. My favorite authors are Jane Austen, Shakespeare, E.M. Forster, Meljean Brook, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hartman, Catherynne M. Valente, and Aliette de Bodard.

Currently reading

The Blue Fairy Book
Andrew Lang
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
Jennifer Homans
Cotillion - Georgette Heyer 2 out of 5 StarsKitty’s overbearing Uncle has made her an heiress – under the condition that she marries one of her cousins! When her favorite, Jack, doesn’t show up, Kitty enters into a fake engagement with her other cousin Freddy to make Jack jealous. As with any not-so-brilliant “brilliant” plan, fate has other ideas.I regard Heyer as the closest anyone has ever come to recreating Jane Austen’s voice and wit and Cotillion is one of her most beloved books by fans. Sadly, this one fell flat for me. While the characters were enjoyable and funny, I didn’t really like any of them. I thought everyone was a bit silly and stupid. Freddy was stuffy, patronizing, and judgmental. I also felt the romantic relationship just magically happened and I never got the sense that these characters ever actually fell in love with each other. The witty banter I’ve enjoyed in Heyer’s other books wasn’t as present in this one. Still, even a Heyer that didn’t work for me is still filled with wonderful historical details that transport you back to the world of Regency England.