Monday, July 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Only two books came into my house last week, which is probably a good thing because, at the rate I had been going, I would have to live to 214 or so to read them all. Here is my very short Mailbox Monday list: Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by P.G. Wodehouse (an impulse purchase), and Not a Muse: The Inner Lives of Women, a "world poetry anthology" edited by Kate Rogers and Viki Holmes. I am excited about this one because my friend Kirsten Rian gave it to me. She is one of the women poets whose work is included in the anthology, along with the likes of Margaret Atwood, Erica Jong, and other women poets who are probably famous but I wouldn't know because I am horrible about reading poetry. In fact, if it weren't for Kirsten sending a poem (only occasionally her own) to her email list every Monday, I would have to confess that I never read poetry. Now that will change. I will work my way through this anthology, including the three poems of Kirsten's that are included, and then feel very smug indeed. Here is the description from the publisher:
A bold, richly panoramic anthology of poetry from all over the world, exploring the inner lives of women in a post-feminist era. 516 pages of poetic delight by voices both celebrated and newly uncovered. Poetry to Seduce the Senses: Not A Muse was launched on the opening night of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, on International Women's Day, 8 March 2009.


12 comments :

Bluestocking said...

My list is usually short. Here is mine mine

Book Psmith said...

You know I am jealous. I don't have this one...yet:) The cover makes me think of Alfred Hitchcock.

Rose City Reader said...

Bluestocking -- I can't see your vlog, but I read in the comments that you got The Historian. I really enjoyed that one, and I never, ever read vampire books. It was good.

Psmith -- That cover does look like A.H.! This is the first of that nice hardback series that I own. I was inspired by your picture!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh they both look like they will be good reads, I hope you enjoy them! :)

Mary said...

I really need to read a Wodehouse book. Enjoy your books!

Sandra said...

That's a veritable tome of poetry. You'll find some new styles to enjoy too. A poetry anthology is great to dip into anywhere and let yourself just be carried along by the words.
Enjoy.

bermudaonion said...

I want to try a P G Wodehouse book. Happy reading!

Rose City Reader said...

The Wodehouse will be my reward for reading a huge book of poetry!

Book Psmith said...

Do you like it? These editions are a little on the expensive side but I think they are worth it.

Rose City Reader said...

BP - I do like it. The size and quality are very pleasing. I don't think I would have bought it for full price ($18.95), but it was $12 on amazon. Who knows? Maybe I'll get lucky and find a stash at a library book sale. :)

Rebecca :) said...

Not a Muse looks interesting. I will look for review!

Serena said...

looks like a great couple of books...happy reading.

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