In the last few weeks, I’ve received a couple of books in the mail: Friends Like These: My Worldwide Quest to Find My Best Childhood Friends, Knock on their Doors, and Ask Them to Come Out and Play by Danny Wallace and Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living by James Brown with Nathan Whitaker, two more BBAW scavenger hunt wins, courtesy of Hachette. (I can’t say the second book appeals to me, but I’ll probably give it a try anyway.)
I haven’t done very well at blogging about my get-togethers with Cindy, Donna (who missed the last one), Linda and Tina either lately. At the last one, Cindy passed on a few books to me: Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo, Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a SmartMouth Goddess by Susan Jane Gilman (which I had no recollection of requesting, but when I checked on Cindy’s blog, sure enough I had!) and I Am Neurotic (And So Are You) by Lianna Kong. Thanks, Cindy!
I bought myself nine (!) more books recently, most of them secondhand (although I ordered a few too):
- Blood Lure by Nevada Barr
- What Should I Do with My Life: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question by Po Bronson
- The Sibyl in Her Grave by Sarah Caudwell
- Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir by Natalie Goldberg (I bought this one new as a present to myself)
- The Best American Poetry 2001 edited by Robert Hass
- A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Moorland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel (inspired by Jenners’ review at Find Your Next Book Here)
- Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
- Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg
- The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
The Mailbox Monday meme is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
The Books Bought meme is hosted by Cindy at Cindy’s Love of Books.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post—feel free to steal the button—and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries! Want to share your loot? Eva has the Mr. Linky this week!
While I was in Nova Scotia, my sister requested a bunch of books for me, only three of which I actually read: The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (a reread), The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and The Arrival by Shaun Tan. One of these days I may even get around to reviewing some of these graphic novels I’ve been reading (and rereading) this year!