Saturday, August 14, 2010

staying at the migraine hotel

i went on a two day trip to england last week on the joyous occasion of an old friend's wedding and... i brought back a bunch of new (to me) books.

there are two places you will likely find me if i say, in reading, "i am going shopping." those are: the reading oxfam bookshop (i got the bloodaxe and the lewis book from there, GBP 2.99 each) and the waterstones in broadstreet - the inside of this building is amazingly beautiful. a kind of chapel.) chris j. wood took a great picture that gives you an inkling of what it's like in there: (image used under creative commons, thanks!)

now, THAT'S what i call a proper bookstore!

you will be hearing more about the books as i go along... here are the mugshots:

elif shafak: the forty rules of love (novel)
- recommended by a friend

luke kennard: the migraine hotel (poetry)

jean sprakland: tilt (poetry)

katharine kilalea: one eye'd leigh (poetry)

jeni couzyn, ed: the bloodaxe book of contemporary 
women poets - eleven british writers

colin brake: dr.who decide your own destiny 
- the spaceship graveyard (just for fun)

gwyneth lewis: parables & faxes (poetry)  
(this one i couldn't find the cover art for online...)

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