I’m way behind in reviews – there are about seven or eight books I read this summer still gathering dust on the shelf above my computer, waiting to be reviewed. I should cover them up with a doily or some plastic flowers or something, so they wouldn’t make me feel so guilty every time I look up there.
Earlier this week, I did manage to get a little piece (an “appreciation,” I guess) written about Will Cuppy, one of my favorite humorists, who died in September 1949. I’ve loved The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody since I first read it when I was about twelve. I think it may have been my first experience with footnotes. As I grew up, of course, I was to find, much to my dismay, that not all “scholarly” works are so wonderfully entertaining.
In addition to falling behind in reviews, I’ve just begun to realize I’ve got a dozen or so books to read for challenges that are going to be finishing up soon. So I’ve certainly got a busy reading schedule shaping up for this autumn. I may not be starting back to school this month, but I definitely need to hit the books!