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/washingtonpost.com 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 :)