My Summer Plans Go Bust

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,
Ms. Arachne

6 thoughts on “My Summer Plans Go Bust

  1. Depending on where you are, the heat may have returned for you with a vengeance today. Hope it’s not uncomfortably hot where you are and look forward to your future posts when life permits them.

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  2. Delighted to hear that you’ve been devouring Rhys’ short stories – looking forward to hearing your thoughts in due course. I’ve just posted a piece about Tigers Are Better-Looking, which includes some very exciting news about the stories…

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    • Thanks, Jacqui! Sounds intriguing. I’ll check out your post right away. I’m eager to find out what you thought of the stories.

      By the way, I love the posts about book/wine pairings on your blog. Any suggestions for wine pairing with Ms. Rhys’ works?


      • “Dark and melancholy” sounds right. I can imagine sipping — no, drinking — a glass of Pinot Noir from Burgundy in a dimly lit, sparsely furnished room with faded wallpaper while reading Ms. Rhys’ stories. Perfect! Thanks for the recommendation.


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