Friday, January 06, 2012


Replicating the Shackleton spirit.

I had a good moment in the stacks today: I'd gone in to get this so that I could check a couple of quotations in the proofs of my Shakespeare adaptation essay.  My eye wandered (it is the argument for open stacks) down the shelf and I spotted a book I have often heard about but never read, The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines.  It is too fragile to pack to take with me, but I am very curious to read some of it.  (Also: disambiguation!)

I've been working steadily albeit in a small way every day on novel revisions, and it's interesting to see how it's coming together.  Confession: desperate situations call for desperate remedies, and I did have to break out the device one day to liberate myself from the internet...

My alarm's set for 5:30am, and my flight to Cayman leaves at 8:45 from JFK.  Apartment is clean and tidy for the catsitter.  Only pity is that it is currently such nice running weather here!


  1. I was hoping my blog would become like this but it appears somebody has beaten me to it! If you could offer me some constructive criticism on how to improve my blog that would be so much appreicated. Excellent work, keep it up :)

  2. I read this in the David McCullough's magnificent bio of Teddy Roosevelt, and then when I saw it again today I thought of you.

  3. Oh, have a good trip Jenny, and give Brent a hug for us (and he should please give you one for us, too).

  4. I know someone who bought one of those Shackleton whiskeys - she is more of a polar exploration aficionado than I am!

    And yea for the Andrew Sullivan reference on reading!