Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Speaking of gorgeous books

... and speaking of gorgeous books, how about Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant, which entered my life today. And I knew as soon as I saw it, because these days a fabulous book cover design often has these two words behind it: Kelly Hill. I can't wait to start reading. The book also has me reflecting on literary tortoises, which are really quite common-- Lightning from Arcadia springs to mind from the start, because it's fresh there, and I do know that they came up in Woolf's essays, if not her fiction (which I'm not sure of). There are more, I'm sure, and one day I'll write the definitive guide.