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.
Sherman Alexie cancels book tour for memoir about his mother.
Why is Ben Murphy so happy? Because for once in his life, he's on time. He beat Roger Davis, Steve Kanaly and the moderator to the pan...
Last night I read Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending . Yes, the night before it went up against Donald Ray Pollock's The Devil Al...
This interactive book consists of a series of questions, the answers to which are found in the final word in the questions. For example,...