1 October 2011

Discovering Daphne

After having almost a month off the radar I have come back to England with a fair few goals with regards to the blog and reading; the first being an aim for quality rather than quantity. As I'm sure many out of you out there can sympathise, it is incredibly difficult to set aside quality time for indulging in writing and reading whilst trying to hold down a full-time job and, from reading other blogs, I realise that I'm not the only one who puts herself under unduly large pressure to update my website every five minutes with something earth shatteringly  well-written.

Well, the pressure is off. I have loved having two or three weeks of pure indulgence book-wise and I am determined for it to continue, it's important to have down time after all! I hope I can, as a result, develop Literary Relish into a more considered and therefore hopefully far more interesting forum for discussing literature and indeed all manner of fabulous and fascinating things that life as to offer.

Anyway, enough rambling, what I was going to say is that I have a few books in the pipeline that I'm desperate to get into, however, I may have to make one small addition to the pile this October:

Savidge Reads and Novel Insights will be hosting their annual Daphne du Maurier-fest and, although I can't join in the fabulous read-along (although if you have the time do check it out!) I am definitely going to be remedying the embarrassing fact that I have never read Rebecca. (I know, I know.) I also have The Doll sitting on my bookshelf tantilising me to turn the pages...so...onwards and upwards!


  1. I'm participating in Discovering Daphne also! I've never read her, and decided this was a good way to motivate myself to dust off the books and venture in. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  2. Yey! You too. I'm so glad I'm not the only one whose never read Rebecca (have just started today and it's getting very intriguing already...)

  3. Wow, you said much in this post I relate to, from having a full-time job, to wanting your blog to be first and foremost about quality, to never having read Rebecca (yes, I'm embarrassed too).

    Add to that the fact that we used the same quote on your twitter profile and my blog, we have a few things in common! I think we'll get on quite well.

    Thanks for following me on Twitter!

  4. Isn't that funny that we've used the same quote like that :-) It's so so lovely to find kindred spirits through the blogosphere and it's lovely to (cyber) meet you ;-) And I'm glad someone hasn't read Rebecca either! (though I'm already 60 pages in and it is superb so do pick it up)