This collection of short stories was given to me by my grandfather in 2011. I have a few of these Oxford Worlds Classics and together they make a very pretty little row on my bookshelf. My constant dilemma with this kind of book is the dust jacket. Do I take it off, do I leave it on? There is a very nice blue cloth cover under this jacket, and on one hand it’s really nice that it’s protected against fading in the sunlight (the jacket definitely has), but on the other hand, what’s the point of protecting a cover I never see? And where do you leave it while you’re reading the book? As a result, I usually leave them on and postpone any thoughts about it to a later date.
What do you think?
Also, this is my housemates’ cat Mulan, isn’t she gorgeous? You might have seen her before in my post about The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock where I tried to encourage you to read poetry with pictures of a cat sitting in a sink. It makes sense when you read it. Promise.
‘The Weather Today’ is a challenge I set myself in which every day(ish) I will take a random book from my bookshelves and write a few sentences about it.