Saturday, October 06, 2007
Water, water, every where (or, I amuse myself)
So when I added Margaret Drabble's The Sea Lady to my list of completed books last night and noticed Rebecca West's The Fountain Overflows burbling underneath, I thought an actual water cycle might make for some interesting reading. A quick scan of my shelves detected a veritable reservoir of books for quenching that thirst.
Gap Creek? Platte River? Buddenbrooks?
Should I finally get around to The Waves or The Falls? What about Three Men in a Boat or In the Wake?
Sandra would no doubt suggest I read The Thames next, but I might as well wade into the pool I already have instead of logjamming my reading until the Ackroyd's U.S. publication date.
Well, I suppose I could reread Ferris Beach or On the Beach or even The Sea, The Sea.
Or would that be going as overboard as my husband, who actually wished this morning for a hurricane to end the drought we're having?
At the moment I've settled on Lawrence's The Rainbow, but I'm finding it a little dry.
I obviously need some Water Wings.