It’s Saturday night and I am sitting on the couch going back and forth between Intimate Strangers: The Letters of Margaret Laurence & Gabrielle Roy and A Saving Grace: The Collected Poems of Mrs. Bentley by Lorna Crozier. And I’m excited. I mean, I’m so excited I can’t decide which one to read first and so I keep reading bits of both.
Of course my reaction to all this is to run to the blog and tell the world (or the three people reading this post) about these books.
World! Why are you not reading these right now? What could you possible have to do on a Saturday night that is more exciting than this? These wonderful letters between two of Canada’s highly celebrated female authors – it is all I can do to not start typing them out to share.
And these poems by Crozier. These poems. These poems in the voice of Mrs. Bentley are making me a little jealous. Here I was thinking I was the only one in love with Mrs. Bentley. Here I was thinking that I was the only one who, unable to save her from her marriage, could at least share her voice with the rest of the world. Except I didn’t know how to share her voice except recommending the book to every one I know. Crozier knew.
So here I sit on a Saturday night.