I was visiting new blogger, Rose City Reader, where I read her post about the Orange Prize. The Orange Prize is an award given to the best novel in English written by a woman. I agree with Rose City Reader's opinion: Why do we need a special prize just for women?! Can you imagine the hubbub that would arise if there was a Tangerine Prize for the best novel in English written by a man? In an effort to rid the world of discrimination, have we become too tolerant of reverse discrimination?
Now that I've said that, let me say that I love this button that the Orange Prize uses on their website.Finally, the titles of the book on the 2008 longlist are interesting, they entreat me to read them all.