Well, well, well. So it seems someone has a problem with the Urchins. Well, that’s okay, because we have a problem with them. How dare someone post something so grammatically incorrect on our site?! I won’t sleep for days.
But these “Numbers” (mini-sick) will not get the best of us. Today, please enjoy a glimpse of my bookshelf whilst we formulate a reply.
I am currently reading…
I spent my entire first New England winter thinking about rereading Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, but I only felt it was safe once there was more than 7 hours of sunlight a day. Boy, is this book depressing. However, despite being a total downer, the story is compelling and really captures the destitution and isolation of harsh northeastern winters. I would know.
Next in my reading queue…
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
I have heard nothing but rave reviews for this collection of short stories, so I decided to give it a try. I started reading the first story before bed the other night, but Russell had crafted such an eerie ambiance that I was forced to hide the book in the living room, only to be revisited in the light of day. Once I gather the courage to let this book out from under the couch cushion, I have a feeling I’m really going to enjoy it. Also, the fact that this book was written when the author was 24 makes her a shoo in Urchinspiration.