Monday, June 8, 2009

Mail Box Monday - June 8, 2009

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. This is hosted each week by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Three more books found their way to our home on Saturday, but then I donated (5) to the library and swapped (3) on paperbackswap last week, so I feel less guilty.

One of these is suppose to be one of the hottest books of the year: The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet; Reif Larsen

From The Washington Post's Book World/ Reviewed by Ron Charles I fell in love with "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet" on the first page, and so did the New York publishers who pushed the bids for this enchantingly illustrated novel toward $1 million. The narrator, Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet, is a comically precocious 12-year-old boy on a secret trek to Washington, D.C., who speaks in a mixture of Victorian formality and eighth-grade goofiness. He maps and diagrams and annotates everything around him, from the orientation of his parents' Montana ranch to how his older sister shucks sweet corn.........

Next up is Sound of One Hand Clapping; Richard Flanagan

Winner of the Australian Booksellers Book of the Year Award, a passionate working-class tale (and first US publication) from a Tasmanian author. In 1989, an unhappy woman, Sonja Buloh, returns to remotest Tasmania to revisit scenes of her tortured childhood and to have a baby.............

Finally, The Scent of Sake; Joyce Lebra

An epic and breathtaking saga that spans generations as it sweeps through the heart of a century, Joyce Lebra's The Scent of Sake is a vivid and powerful entry into another world...and an unforgettable portrait of a woman who would not let that world defeat her.

Off to read on my deck now; be back soon :)


  1. The T.S. Spivet book looks very interesting. Happy reading. I love to read on the deck in summer too. So relaxing.

  2. I'm really intrigued by the Spivett book - just not sure if it is the book for me or not. Looking forward to hearing what you think about it.

  3. Nice books. I'd love to read The Scent of Sake. It sounds so good. Enjoy!

  4. Scent of Sake is one I'd definitely like to read, and the others sound good too, Diane. I hope you enjoy them!

  5. Hiya! Great books -- lucky you!

    I'm having a go at this one too, albeit a little late - it's Tuesday!

    Here's Sassy’s Mailbox Monday!


  6. NIce list. I'm curious about the spivett book too.

  7. The T.S. Spivet Book is the one I'm most curious about. It sounds great doesn't it?

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

  8. All of these look good, and I will be excited to see your reviews, but the one that interests me most is the T.S Spivet book. I have heard it is amazing. Happy reading!


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