Book Bits

What’s new in the world of books? Here are some tidbits.

  • The Orange Prize shortlist is announced and Joolz Denby made the cut. I’m so excited. I haven’t read Billie Morgan, but after reading so much of her other work I can only assume that this one is just as amazing.
  • Nancy Drew goes manga. Not just Nancy Drew but the Hardy Boys are also being turned into graphic novels. I may have to check this out.
  • Here’s a short review of Geraldine Brook’s latest novel, March. While I still want to read it, somehow I’m more intrigued by her memoir. I didn’t know she had penned one.

And, I can’t believe it but I forgot to add some poetry lines yesterday in honor of National Poetry Month. Here are some snippets for Christine who mentioned she enjoyed the poetry of Robert Frost.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth

Excerpt from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. Born in 1874, Frost became one of the most celebrated American poets and was the recipient of four Pulitzer Prizes. For the full text of the poem and to listen to a recorded reading go here.