Especially so when I happen to be in the middle of feeling rather quite well-covered in the ‘dust of everyday life’, in recent weeks. Thankfully, we just had two days of national holiday over here, and coupled with the weekend altogether, I had a good four days stretch of much needed rest.
In between the ‘resting’ and busying with a personal piece of creative project I had promised to help a good friend with, I managed to pick up my copy of Wilkie Collins’ No Name which had gotten by the wayside some months back. It was a book I had enjoyed much, having started it earlier this year but as usual got distracted by other books and stuff and had set it aside somewhere along the midpoint of this 700+ pages doorstopper. Picking up from where I left reminded me of how very good it really is, and how much I am loving Wilkie Collins’ writing. And Captain Wragge (for those who are familiar with the book) has now firmly claimed the top spot as my all time favourite ‘scoundrel’. You just can’t help but love his wit and dash of humour!
And so, although I only managed to read fifty pages or so in the past few days, it did me a world of good! It was a good washing I had been in need of for quite a while, I guess.
Enough about me. How has it been for the rest of you? Read any books that gave your souls a good washing lately? 😉