I am woefully behind here and am sitting on several half-written posts. But I saw something in the library earlier today that made me want to pop in to say one thing:
If there were ever a book that I not only wouldn't buy but wouldn't even take off the library shelf, let alone borrow, a book I would hope never, ever to be asked to read, that book might be Eve: A Novel of the First Woman. The author might be a fabulous writer, and it might be a wonderful book, and I hope she has many readers who appreciate her and a long and successful life. But it might as well have had big red lights flashing around it spelling out "Not For You, " I reacted that viscerally to it. (It's an interesting question, and I could probably make a good list of all the books I don't want to read, but I haven't reacted as strongly as I did to this one in a long time. I guess maybe biblical fiction is high up on that list.) I'm curious what categories of books other people won't read. Most science fiction and anything by Joseph Conrad are also on my list. (Re: Conrad, I've read Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, and that was more than enough.)
Back soon . . .