"Girl Reading in a Sunlit Room", by Carl Holsoe (1863-1935), Connaught Brown, London
The beauty of a library. They don't just have books (though for me that's the most important thing they do have)...mine also has a scanner! Not to be outdone by a no-longer-compatible home scanner I have access to a nice, high tech scanner. Granted it is not as convenient as having one at home, but I am sure I can find a good inexpensive one after the holidays.
Setting up a computer was a not so very fun interlude in my week, but I think I have things back to normal. Now I can get back to the books. I'll just mention one thing before I get back on my regular posting schedule tomorrow--I have started reading Helen Hull's Quest. Although I brought home a different book last week, her first book (which I couldn't help requesting) came in via ILL just a few days ago, so I have started reading it instead. Library due dates have a way with reshuffling your TBR pile. I'm very much enjoying it so far. It's a coming of age story about a midwestern girl named Jean.
"First published in 1922, Quest presented a feminist model of growth in a world of newly expanding opportunities for women. Its message, though, is also timeless, since Jean's victory is that of all children who refuse to relive mistakes of their parents and who attempt to move beyond the societal restrictions of their day."
The novel is broken up into sections, which seem to cover a different part of Jean's life as she grows up and within those sections are short chapters. The story is very episodic in nature so it feels almost like interlinked vignettes, but it works nicely. As it is due back at the library late next week I may be spending lots of time with this one in the next few days, and will hopefully be writing about it soon.