(still love him to pieces)
Now it's time to make room for Virginia.
I've been "collecting" her works from the used bookstore, and now I feel I have a decent selection to read from...
A Room of One's Own (reading now)
To The Lighthouse
The Voyage Out
and today I picked up the Complete Shorter Fiction, which really helps me out (since I write short fiction). I'll finish this selection (she called these sketches) of 45 works before I get back to reading her novels.
Anything in stream of consciousness requires extra care when reading...and depending on your "state of mind" at the time, the story can read differently.
I know there is a lot more out there (I always look for her at the used bookstore), but I have more than enough to keep me busy for now.
Speaking of BUSY, I found another first edition John Updike today (now I have two)--S. and Museum & Women...this just adds to all the books I have "to read." According to my profile over at Goodreads.com, I have more than 90 books just waiting to be devoured.
What's a girl to do?
Keep reading and writing and buying books (used). They are my big, grand comfort in the world. As a writer (according to the IRS, to be a writer means to have sent out at least one manuscript in hopes of publication)...and a would-be professor (which I'll be qualified to do once I finish my MFA), books are more than my hobby.
They are my profession, my scholarly obsession.