A beginning…

I’m still setting up my site, so I’m not quite ready to launch into regular posting on my new blog, but for now…

I’ve just started reading Arnold Bennett’s The Old Wives’ Tale–or should I say, rereading. It’s been a few decades since I read it, and though I remember very little of the story, I remember the style–and I’m very happy to be splashing around in it again. Next time, I’ll point to a few passages I really like, but for now, suffice it to say that I love the snappy and also thoughtfully probing way Bennett’s sentences portray his keen perception of humanity—its strengths and failings. More to come…

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