Look what I found in my mailbox last night when I came home from work! A good mail day, indeed! I ordered this back in June--when September seemed so far away. One of the few reasons I am happy the weeks have flown by. The Paying Guests by Sarah Water is a nice, hefty tome of over 500 pages. Normally I might balk a little at that, but this is Sarah Waters--so I don't mind a bit. Can you guess what I am going to be doing tonight?
"The Barbers had said they would arrive by three. It was like waiting to begin a journey, Frances thought. She and her mother had spent the morning watching the clock, unable to relax. At half-past two she had gone wistfully over the rooms for what she'd supposed was the final time; after that there had been a nerving-up, giving a steady deflation, and now, at almost five, here she was again, listening to the echo of her own footsteps, feeling no sort of fondness for the sparsely furnished spaces, impatient simply for the couple to arrive, move in, get it over with."