Dear Common Readers,
My grand Late Summer Reading Plan went bust in August. To be fair, I read The Rover by Aphra Behn and Indiana by George Sand, both of which I enjoyed very much. I even stumbled upon some great Extra Treats and some possible Musical Interludes. It is writing and blogging that fell by the wayside.
First I caught Olympics Fever for a few weeks (Brava, Final Five!). Then this summer’s exceptionally blistering temperatures drained the energy and drive right out of me. So August passed and now September too is nearly at the halfway mark and I haven’t finished a single post. I humbly apologize for my tardiness.
Thankfully, the temperatures finally dropped a few days ago and autumn approaches with a morning chill. It’s a bit strange, but I can’t seem to get away from the rhythm of the academic year. September comes and my energy returns. Forget the renewal of spring. It’s always the brisk breezes and falling leaves of autumn that make me want to bustle around starting new projects.
This week I am participating in Jean Rhys Reading Week (more about this later). I’ve been devouring her short stories and can’t wait to discuss them with you.
Starting next week, I will get back on track with my overdue post on Indiana (it’s nearly finished). Then I will return to my planned unit on Aphra Behn. After writing about The Rover, I will be discussing The Rover Part 2 (a sequel) and some selections of Ms. Behn’s poetry.
That’s all for now. I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself again. Thank you for your patience.
Your sister reader,