Some of you may remember back in February when I created a list of 10 largely forgotten novels that would be good reads for the Cardigan Mafia. I was so enthusiastic about those books that I even gave away a spare copy of As For Me and My House by Sinclair Ross. Since this book is rightly a giant in Canadian literature, the giveaway wasn't open to Canadians who don't have to walk far to find a copy. I was so hoping to expand the audience for this neglected gem that one of the other qualifiers for the giveaway was that entrants had to read and review the book within three months of receiving it.
So, happy day, Claire of Paperback Reader won the copy and it was duly posted to the UK.
But then Claire appears to have gotten stimulating, full-time employment that, while great for her, is bad for those of us who would like to hear more from her. Yes, that is right, I will just come out and say it: Claire, your job is interfereing with your blogging. Where are your priorities? I think your employers, in addition to paying you, should compensate the blogging world for our loss.
|Worn out from work, Claire despairs the tyranny of blogging.*|
|Verity voraciously reads while waiting for her train on the Oxford Underground.**|
|Simon's TBR pile.***|
What is the reason for this slightly insane public pleading? I just re-read As For Me and My House for the first time in about fifteen years and it is everything I remember and more.
So Claire, what do you say? My review of my re-read follows...
* Not really Claire.
** Not really Verity (and Oxford doesn't have an Underground).
***Not really Simon's TBR pile. His is much bigger.