Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend. The weather here the last few days has been gorgeous- I had the sunroof and windows in my car all open yesterday so I could bask in the sunshine. Normally, I prefer my winters cold and wet, but sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy the sun.
It’s been a bit of a busy weekend, between running errands yesterday and doing the Bloggiesta thing (unofficially). I’m almost done with my backlogged reviews, I made a couple tweaks to my about me page (now including a picture, for those who don’t follow me on Twitter), and I am hoping to get a few more things done today.
I was at the bookstore on Friday night to pick up my copy of Lauren Willig’s newest Pink Carnation novel, The Orchid Affair, and I found myself eyeballing a portion of the shelves I haven’t eyeballed in ten years- the William Faulkner section. Faulkner and I are not good friends. We got off on the wrong foot when I was sixteen and tried to read The Sound and the Fury. It ended badly after about 50 pages. When I transferred from community college to Sac State, at the English Department orientation we were asked to list our least favorite authors and book, and Faulkner and The Sound and the Fury topped mine (as did Edith Wharton and Ethan Frome, but she redeemed herself with The Age of Innocence).
So I stood there for a moment, wondering if I would still agree with my sixteen year old self that Faulkner was to be avoided at all costs. I don’t dare start with The Sound and the Fury, but I think now that I am older and have different tastes, I can try again with another Faulkner book. So my question to you is this: what Faulkner novels have you read and loved? And where should I start?
As for me, the rest of the day will be spent working on Bloggiesta, reading (I’m currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt, which is fantastic, and I’m planning to start The Orchid Affair pretty soon as well), and my usual Sunday standby, laundry.
Have a great weekend!