Hello, I’m Pumpkin. You met me last week, remember? I’m Laura’s Orange July mascot. Usually she puts this dopey bird at the top of her posts, but I’m taking center stage for the next few weeks, bringing you progress reports on the annual reading event devoted to reading at least one book that has won or been nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Laura’s been reading The Memory of Love since Friday. She likes it. She doesn’t know this, but I’ve heard her talking to herself about it maybe being a 5-star book. I know that doesn’t happen very often, and being a cat I’m naturally curious. I’d like to get a closer look, but every time I turn around she has that book in her lap. This leaves very little room for me, and that’s making me a bit cranky. Right after she took this picture, I snuck a peek but all I could see was that she’s read more than 300 pages. Well, at least that means I can reclaim her lap soon.
Next week I hope to chat with you about one of my picks for Orange July, The Tiger’s Wife. If you’d like to chat about Orange July with some humans, be sure to check out the Orange January/July groups on Facebook and LibraryThing!
Hey, how did that bird get in here?