Monday, January 05, 2009

The top two books this pic came in the mail today. Gifts from me to me.

They are Calm Things, a book of essays by Shawna Lemay and Lemon Hound, a collection of poetry by Sina Queyras.

The bottom book, Writing Saskatchewan: 20 Critical Essays, edited by Kenneth G. Probert, is a gift from Tracy Hamon. It arrived before Christmas. I had piled some heavy books on top of it when I was working to meet a deadline and inadvertently bent its spine. I tried to straighten it, but it's as bent as ever. I hate when I damage books.


Tracy Hamon said...

Well, the borders of Saskatchewan aren't straight either. I don't have Lemay's book yet, but I do have Queyras, which I'm enjoying.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Good point. Still a shame though. It just might be the only book with a bent spine in this house.

I look forward to getting into the Lemay and Queyras books, too. Lovely books, both. Such nice paper.

John said...

Spinebender, spinebender, spinebender!

Shawna Lemay said...

Lemon Hound is wonderful - you'll love it. Hope you like CT! thanks Brenda.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! That's terrible, John! Though if my books could talk I'm sure that's what they'd be saying. I'm still kicking myself. And now I have to keep the book out of piles. Any weight on it will bend the spine even more.

I'm sure I will, Shawna! You must be delighted with how it looks. It's lovely.