When classic but 'unknown to you' authors blip on your book-dar, do you get all atwitter? Me too!
But my excitement is also tinged with perturbation and embarrassment-- where have I been?! I don't live under a rock, after all! Even if I haven't read a particular classic, as a bookworm, I expect to have at least heard of the author or title. Don't you?
When rave reviews of Wilkie's The Woman in White popped up on a few blogs last year, I thought: Who? Any relation to Jackie? Yeah, my ignorance knows no bounds...
|Young Wilkie Collins|
Of course, The Woman in White was added to my mental TBR list for someday... a day in a not too distant future. Then, Leslie, my favorite co-blogger, blogged about Wilkie Collins right here at Mrs. BG! That, my friends, is a 'sign'!
And the search for Wilkie Collins began.
Dang, that Wilkie Collins is elusive in Eastern Oklahoma! (and based on the blank stares, I'm not the only ignoramus in my neck of the woods)
And... And... No luck.
And The Woman in White will be in my hot little hands by 3:30 this afternoon! Yippee! (I would've had it last Friday but the little truck couldn't make it over the icy roads to get my books)
Wilkie better be worth the wait!
|Old Wilkie Collins|