It’s Friday night and the weekend begins, yay. We just got back from spending a bit of time at BookPeople. I had so much fun checking out the fiction and magazine sections. I’ll tell you later about some of my finds as now I’m more than ready to curl up with some of my books, but before I do that I have a few things to share.

First, for those of you who enjoy a good mystery did you see that the Edgar‘s were just awarded? I haven’t read any of these. Does it count if some of the books are on my radar? ha.

Who all is participating in Persephone Reading Week hosted by Claire & Verity? I missed out the first time around but this time I’m there. I have three books to choose from so over the weekend I hope to decide on one. I’ll keep you posted.

Finally, as April draws to a close it’s goodbye to another National Poetry Month. In honor of that I picked up the latest issue of The American Poetry Review. And, as the issue has one of Lucille Clifton’s last interviews I thought I’d share one of her poems which I just love.

Homage to My Hips
these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don’t fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don’t like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top

Isn’t that great? Have a wonderful weekend and more bookish talk soon.

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