It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up.
Hydra by Adriane Howell is true to its title – a beast that is hard to contain. It’s loosely Australian gothic, and tells of Anja, a young, ambitious antiquarian, whose specialty is mid-century furniture.
We learn a few important things about Anja early in the story – her rival at the auction house where she works is Fran; her marriage ended on a recent trip to Greece; and she is intent on classifying objects based on emotional response (as opposed to origin or period).
Teapots, I decided, were connected to storytelling, belonging to the Department of Once Upon a Time. Continue reading