Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Barbara Pym Reading Week!

I'm thrilled that Thomas of My Porch and Amanda at Fig & Thistle are co-hosting Barbara Pym Reading Week, coming this Saturday! Check out their blogs for more info... basically a great opportunity to gorge yourself on Pym novels and share thoughts. Always a good thing.

It's Barbara Pym's centenary on Sunday, thus the timing. But it also works out perfectly because early June is simply perfect for having tea outdoors, and of course, reading! And also on Sunday, heavenali is celebrating with a Virtual Tea Party in Pym's honour. Join in wherever you are, it will be lovely. I'll be trying some of these teatime treats.

I've reviewed a few of Pym's novels (favourite thus far is Crampton Hodnet) and read some that I haven't yet shared my thoughts on. During Pym Week I have An Unsuitable Attachment and A Few Green Leaves awaiting my attention. I'm also hoping to post a couple of outstanding reviews of her work, but we'll see... If you are also a Pym fan, join in, and if you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Barbara Pym yet, well, this is the perfect time to make her acquaintance.


  1. Oh, I loved the Barbara Pym books I read, oh so long ago. I wish this weeklong event wasn't coming at such a busy time for me, but it sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun with it!

  2. It will be fun. Pym is also a good read; charming but sharp at the same time. Think it will be very entertaining to read her work and other people's comments on it, too!


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