Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Aw, who'm I kidding?

Wait two months till I'm on vacation? Yeah, right.

I've been staring at and fondling the shiny smooth cover of my copy of Sarah Waters' new novel The Little Stranger. And I just read several reviews of it, all glowing. And I've loaded it into my backpack for transport to my to-read pile at home. And it'll go on top. I don't know who I thought I was kidding but there's no way I can wait much longer.

I feel a bit sad to learn that there are no lesbian characters in this book. But I don't hold it against Waters. She has the right to write straight characters if those are the characters asking to be written. I have faith in her. I'll follow her anywhere, even into what from all accounts is a very scary haunted house.