I finally spent the gift card I received last Christmas (!) from Mr. B’s sister (my sister-out-law) and her husband—and the books I ordered arrived last week. They were:
- Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (for the 2011 “The Women of Science Fiction” Book Club at Dreams and Speculation)
- I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power by Brené Brown
- Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of the Buddha by Tara Brach
- The Seven Whispers: A Spiritual Practice for Times Like These by Christina Baldwin
- The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk
- Stuck: Why We Can’t (or Won’t) Move On by Anneli Rufus
I also received one book for review: Home to Woefield by Susan Juby, which will be published by Harper Collins in March 2011. Here’s the blurb on the back:
When twenty-four-year-old Prudence Burns inherits a farm from her uncle, she thinks all her back-to-the-land dreams will come true. Unfortunately, Woefield Farm turns out to be thirty acres of scrub grass, dotted with dilapidated buildings and inhabited by a lonely, half-sheared sheep named Bertie. Prudence discovers that her total lack of experience and skills might be a problem, especially since the bank is about to foreclose on the property. Needing to turn things around fast, she enlists the help of earl, a spry seventy-something, banjo-playing foreman with a substantial family secret; Seth, the alcoholic, celebrity-school drama teacher; and Sara Spratt, a hyper-organized eleven-year-old looking for a home for her prize-winning chickens. Together the four unlikely farmers tackle a series of impossible projects and create a most unusual family.
Finally, I also got together with the usual gang minus two (Cindy, Linda, Tina and I met up; unfortunately, neither Donna nor Amanda could join us) and somehow managed to be heading home without a single new book (although Linda gave us each a $5 gift card to spend at Chapters Indigo and Cindy made us lovely beaded bookmarks). But then Linda and I popped into a thrift store on the way home and I bought Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie!
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