As you can see, all is chaos. The disarray is beyond me. Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke (Folio Society) has tipped over a stack of books–again! It was so annoying that I wanted, for the first time ever, to sweep up the books and throw them in the trash.
The book slide happened on New Year’s Eve when I reorganized my classics books and had to kick out a bunch of books in other categories, including The Tiger in the Smoke. I stacked them on the floor in front of another bookcase in need of reorganization. And The Tiger in the Smoke keeps turning up in the oddest places–on the arm of the couch, on top of the newspaper in the kitchen, in the mail tray, on the TV table. Who is reading it?
I regained my temper and restacked the books. Please clean my house, someone, anyone, because it’s out of control
Emily Bronte’s Poems
Mary Stewart’s Thornyhold
Marge Piercy’s Going Down Fast
Swinburne’s Poems and Ballads & Atalanta in Calydon
The Collected Stories of Osbert Sitwell
Edmund Wilson’s Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s and 40s
Marilyn French’s The Women’s Room
Bess Aldrich’s The Song of Years
And, of course, The Tiger in the Smoke
They don’t seem to go together, do they?