Monday, August 31, 2009
Books Bought + Mailbox Monday (August 31): I’m back!
I’m back from a lovely three-week vacation, most of which was spent visiting family in sunny Nova Scotia. Thank you to everybody who commented on my blog during my absence; I will respond to your comments as soon as possible! In the meantime, here are the books I acquired during my vacation...
Learning to Swim by Clare Chambers, The Little Locksmith: A Memoir by Katharine Butler Hathaway, Before Women Had Wings by Connie May Fowler and The Likeness by Tana French were all second-hand finds. I’m particularly excited about The Little Locksmith, which was originally published in 1943 and is the memoir of a woman who, despite a childhood spent strapped to a board (she had spinal tuberculosis), went on to be part of the vibrant artists’ culture of the 1920s. The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong is actually a loaner from my sister in BC (she was also in Nova Scotia while I was there). Finally, I received a brand-new copy of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins in the mail, which I won from the lovely Vanessa at Today’s Adventure.
The Books Bought meme is hosted by Cindy at Cindy’s Love of Books.
For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Marcia’s blog, The Printed Page.