Monday, May 25, 2009
Mailbox Monday (May 25)
As you might have guessed, I couldn’t resist dropping into a couple of bookstores while I was on vacation. My first stop was Banyen Books and Sound in Vancouver, where I picked up a copy of Top of My Lungs: Poems and Paintings by Natalie Goldberg, one of my favourite authors. (If you write or aspire to write, you must read Writing Down the Bones, one of the best writing guides out there.) I also bought Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: A Woman’s Guide to Unblocking Creativity by Susan O’Doherty, which sounds good too.
While I was in Squamish, I popped into The Bookshelf, a new and secondhand bookstore, and picked up a nearly brand-new copy of What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman, which I’d seen on someone’s blog recently. (This was the only book I managed to finish in its entirety during my vacation!)
Finally, I just had to buy a book at the airport (!), so I picked up Escape by Carolyn Jessop (with Laura Palmer), the memoir of a woman who escaped a polygamist sect with her eight children. (I read most of this one on the plane ride home.)
When I got home, there were two notices waiting for me: one saying that Purolator had tried to deliver a book and I had five days to claim it (but the five days passed and I still hadn’t come home!) and another from Canpar saying they’d try again today. They delivered Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality by Barbara Bradley Hagerty from Penguin Canada.
What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Marcia’s blog, The Printed Page.