Monday, December 28, 2009


The worst thing to do, if one has a blog, is to neglect it! But since coming to Maine I haven't had access to a computer regulary and with the holidays...well....need I say more! 
Last time I checked in I was putting out a call for impressions of Forster and his works!  A couple of takers thus far so will continue to put that together.  I have however finished reading all of Forster's novels on the Random House list: Room With A View, Howard's End, A Passage to India.
Currently I am reading Deliverence.  I wanted to get away from the never ending spew of English hyper-steriod etiquette:
"In a desperate bid to avoid emotion, the English have developed an entire language around the evasion of embarrassing situations:
"Oh Dittums, can you ever forgive me!"
"Dash it, that was rather a blow.’

‘I don’t suppose you could possibly..’
‘I’m terribly sorry…’
‘Would it be too much trouble to…’
and the like.....
I can't think of a more pertinent 180 degree turn!
Which author would you rather read?
Forster of Dickey?

Monday, December 14, 2009

What I've decided to do for Forster is to collect other blogger's experiences, thoughts and reflections on the following novels: Howard's End, Passage to India, Room With A View (or Forster).  Just a little something...literally a few sentences is fine or a small review is great.  I know everyone is busy this time of year...but  the season is about sharing and caring so I thought it would be nice to read and share different reflections on the same novels.

Send comments/reviews to my email:
and include your link!  Thanks!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I am now here:

But had been here a few days ago......

Needless to say, I'm a little crazy after 15 hours of travel time with a 9 and an 8 year old...not cooperative travlers to say the least....Them:  "I need a snack" "He hit me" "I want the window seat" "He took my PSP" "He called me a dummy"
Me: "Okay, you just ate you're going to be okay" "No hitting please we are on an airplane" "You'll get the window seat on the connecting flight" "Share the PSP or I'll have to take it away" "No name calling guys" then it goes to threats "Shut up right now or when we get off this plane......"  "I've had it, you're both selfish, other people have paid good money to be on this plane" (as if they're concerned with this) and finally, "You're not getting anything from're on the the bad list for sure"
It's amazing how children can hold adults hostage and reduce them (me) to blubbering messes in very little time. that is why I haven't been on my blog...time change, mental breakdown, etc.
I finished reading Howard's End and am finishing A Passage to India (snore).  I have had the most trying time writing a review for Howard's End....a complete block.  Anything I write sounds contrived or completely boring.  I'm not sure why.  I would be interested in posting two contrasting reviews of Howard's End if anyone out there would be willing.  Let me know!  Okay, off to fight some more battles in the name of parenthood.  Wish me luck...I might be Baker Acted by Christmas.