Saturday, 12 March 2011

Novella Weekend: Book Two

Now I have finished my second book, a volume of poetry, and surprised myself by loving it. I almost never read poetry, so I have Peter (aka Dark Puss) to thank for giving me People on a Bridge by Wislawa Szymborska. (Imagine a line through that 'l', which makes it a 'w' sound... and the 'w' is a 'v' sound, so think Viswava. And I can't tell you the joy I'm having saying Szymborska to myself - I don't think I've ever heard such a satisfying surname.)


  1. Reading poetry is one of the things that I'm always meaning to do more of and never do. I have a little section of poetry books on my bookshelf that never get looked at.

  2. Can a book of poetry be a novella? I'm intrigued.

  3. Joanne - you're doing better than me; I don't even have the books on my shelves!

    Colin - no, not really... but Short Book Weekend sounded less intellectual ;)


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