Happy New Year to you all! It's been a while since I last blogged. Sadly, Life has not run smoothly and daily stresses and frustrations were particularly trying in 2010. I can only hope that we begin to turn a corner in 2011.
I have continued to find some solace and distraction - as well as instruction - in reading and I have quite a few reviews that I'd like to share. I aim to read even more this year and to reacquaint myself with the classics - especially Dickens!
If you don't already know, today is the first day of the first Virago Reading Week which is being hosted by A Few of My Favourite Books and Book Snob. Do pop over to each of the blogs for some interesting posts. I have 'Excellent Women' by Barbara Pym lined up... this will be my first Pym even though three of her books have been sitting quietly on my shelves for a while now. I also hope to make a start on Elizabeth Taylor's 'The Wedding Party', which was recently republished by Virago. I have only read three Taylors to date - and watched the film adaptation of 'Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont' - but I fell in love with her writing, sharp observations and quiet grace from my very first book ('In a Summer Season').
I hope you will have a lovely reading week!