Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Bits of Wharton
My friend Jen (another of my book peeps) is reading Hermione Lee's well-reviewed new biography of Edith Wharton, which she says is really good, and better still, she will lend me when she's finished. Thanks Jen!
So in preparation for Lee's book, I'm going to read The Age of Innocence. But I'm going to do it in a new way--via email. I'm thankful to Matt at A Variety of Words for a link to DailyLit, a service that provides bite-sized chunks of books delivered via email. Each portion can be read in about 5 minutes (I'll vouch for that--just finished my first bit of Wharton from this service). If I only read one emailed portion per day, I'll be done with The Age of Innocence in 124 days! But if I get antsy and want to read ahead, I can request the next portion any time. I'll let you know how it goes.