Wednesday, November 09, 2005

True confessions

Oh, the remorse of a Yahoo groups junkie. I've thought better of my signing up last night for a book club group. It's for Jane Smiley's Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Novel; the group's aim is to read and discuss one book per month from Smiley's reading list of 100. It would take nine years, but I cannot take it at that clip right away. I have so many OTHER books I want and need to read right now besides the ancient ones on the beginning of her list. I fear I must go unsubscribe myself. At least I don't need a lawyer to get out of this one...

4 comments:

Lynsloo said...

WOW! That sounds fantastic, but how on earth could you possibly keep up??

Mary Louisa said...

My question exactly. I haven't read the earliest novels, but I have read lots of the 20th century ones. Unfortunately, those don't come up on the reading list for another FIVE YEARS.

Mary Louisa said...

(And many of the 19th century ones as well.)

Lynsloo said...

Holy hell. Imagine. Ava will be like, 6 then! Yikes! SHE'LL be reading!!