Since I was in Oxford in real life last weekend, I'm 'staying' there for now by virtue of my current reading. Dorothy L. Sayers's 1935 novel Gaudy Night is set in the mid-1930s, and features Shrewsbury College, a women's college of which Harriet Vane is a member, and to which she returns for a Gaudy only to find malevolence in the shape of poison-pen letters, obscene graffiti, and the burning of a pile of gowns.
So far, Lord Peter Wimsey has made only an incidental appearance, and at my stage in the book he is abroad and Harriet is investigating the goings-on herself, but doubtless he's set to return soon. I'm loving the period feel of the book and the comparatively closed world it depicts - one which the author knew well.
Closer to home but a little further back in time, I'm also greatly enjoying Annette Carruthers's The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland: A History. It's so beautifully illustrated that I am taking it slowly and not paging through to look at photographs ahead but letting the images keep pace with the text and savouring both.
So I'm in a rich, visual world of craftsmanship and artistry between the 1860s and the 1920s, and also in a cerebral one some ten years later, and both are suiting me fine.
Where's your reading taking you?