My cowl is coming along nicely, though I haven’t had a lot of time to work on it lately. Mostly I’ve been reading and writing – and enjoying both tasks even more than I usually do. I’m not reading South of Broad yet, but I’m excited to get started with it as soon as I finish my current book. I’m so excited that one would think I was unaware that this book is not one of Pat Conroy’s best – but I do know that, and I’m excited anyway. I keep trying to remind myself of the ridiculous parts: the ex-nun/Joyce-scholar/school-principal nun mother is totally implausible. There’s a married couple (or maybe just a boyfriend-girlfriend couple – I forget) named Fraser and Niles, like the brothers in the Kelsey Grammer sitcom. There’s way too much attention paid to high school football.
But I don’t care. Don’t care, don’t care, don’t care. My hands are pressed against my ears. I’m just excited to be back in Pat Conroy’s world.
Yarn Along is, as always, hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.