The last month of the year is here, and so it’s time to play a particular game:
“Take the first line of each month’s post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year.”
It’s an idea that started with The Indextrious Reader a few years ago, and I remember that that it really is an interesting way to look back at a year.
So here goes …
It is said that Wilkie Collins was at the height of his powers in the 1860s, when he wrote the books generally acknowledged to be his four great novels/
A few weeks ago I said that I don’t do this thing very often, but here I am doing it again, and planning something else for the not so distant future.
The tenth of the thirteen volume series of novels that Dorothy Richardson titled ‘Pilgrimage’ – picks up the story of Miriam Henderson exactly where the ninth ended.
When work, life, and other things conspire to keep me at home, surrounded by visitors, at the height of the season there is only one thing to do.
I fell in love with this book; it captured both my head and my heart, completely and utterly.
I am so glad that I found March Cost!
This was a novel that spoke of many things that I love – in life and in literature.
A is for A SITE OF HER OWN -ten of Margery Sharp’s novels are back in the world and her publisher – Open Road Media – is showing them off in a lovely little site of her own.
We seem to be living in a Golden Age for reissues.
Now that I am at the end of the first of the four volumes that collect Dorothy Richardson’s ‘Pilgrimage’ sequence of novels, it seems strange that I had ever feared that the ‘stream of consciousness’ of those thirteen novels would be difficult and that one woman’s consciousness would not be enough to fill all of those pages.
A is for ANNA HOPE – I thought that ‘Wake ‘ might be a one-off, but I am pleased to report that I have just finished reading her second novel and I loved it.
I have been utterly charmed by Cluny Brown.
And that’s it!
Margery Sharp, Dorothy Richardson and A to Zs seem to dominate my year!
That’s not exactly right, but it’s an interesting snapshot.
Do have a go – it’s a lovely way to look back , and I’d love to see your results.