After so many persuasive comments, how could I not choose to begin reading Virginia Woolf's Flush sooner rather than later? I'm quite excited about reading another Virginia Woolf book so soon, plus one that sounds quite charming in its own way! I was going to write something about the introduction and perhaps even beginning of the book, but my reading weekend has turned all wonky the last couple of days thanks to a heat-related headache.
Actually as I have both books on hand, I thought it might be fun to pair husband and wife together. First up Flush, to be followed by (or maybe will read in tandem), The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf. I believe the latter is semi-autobiographical.
". . . a Forsterian social comedy, funny, perceptive, highly intelligent, full of clever dialogue and at times bitterly satirical; while the dramatic and emotional dénouement still retains a great deal of its power to shock."
Doesn't it sound interesting?
Is it too soon to think about what to read after the first two? Probably considering how quickly my mood changes, but The Blank Wall and On the Other Side were close contenders in terms of where to start with the pile. And both are just about or less than 200 pages each--just about what I can manage on hot summer days!
After being spoiled by such nice weather we've had the last couple of weeks, and after the start of a really promising-serious-reading-weekend, it all sort of went bust. It's the change in temperature I'm sure that is causing my headache--I don't do well in high heat and humidity. But I did finish one book this weekend and came close to finishing another--I'll save my "determined weekend" reading stories for tomorrow I think.
Now to find a cold drink and a cool place to sit and finish out the rest of the holiday weekend with just one more book.