Sunday, February 27, 2011
Persephone Reading Weekend
This weekend is Persephone Reading Weekend! "Wait," you say, "the weekend is almost over!" Yes it is and I haven't blogged one bit because Atticus is teething. There's drool. There's cranky faces. There's drama to rival any Whipple novel. Speaking of Whipple, I've been reading her novel Someone At A Distance and I'm loving it.
I may not be able to blog while holding a teething baby, but I can read. I'm a little over a third of the way done with this novel about a marriage crumbling thanks to a conniving French woman. I'm anxious to see how this Whipple novel will end. The only other novel I read by her was The Priory. I really enjoyed it, but I thought the ending a bit too idealistic. I'm wondering if this novel will end all rosy and happy.
So that's my meager participation in Persephone Reading Weekend. I'm going to stretch it out throughout this week. I'm on "vacation" for Spring Break at the University and I'm planning on squeezing in at least two more Persephone titles (Kitchen Essays and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day).
If this post seems slapdash it is because... well... it is. Sam's rocking Mr. Crankypants and I'm about to relieve Dad and take over. Sam is working tomorrow, so I'm the designated baby snuggler for the night! At least I'll have Dorothy Whipple to keep me company!