Monday, October 27, 2008
It's Monday once again - I'm back from my whirlwind shopping tour of Minneapolis with about 75% of my Christmas shopping done, and it's time to check in with my mailbox to see what showed up at my house this week.
It was another bad week for my shelves, as 8 new books arrived to squeeze themselves in somewhere. Here's the list:
From bookswapping sites I received 3 -
The Woman who Ran for President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull by Lois Beachy Underhill - I've been interested in Victoria Woodhull ever since I read the novel Sex Wars by Marge Piercy, so I was happy to find a biography written about her.
The Names of the Dead by Stewart O'Nan - I recently watched the movie Snow Angels, based on O'Nan's novel, which was heartbreaking, so this book caught my eye.
Obedience by Will Lavender - NPR said I should read it, so I will.
From publishers/publicists/etc. I received 5 -
Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War by Robert Roper
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson by Maria Murnane - for a blog tour that will be stopping here in December
Where am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make our Clothing by Kelsey Timmerman - ever since I saw the documentary China Blue I have been a little bit obsessed with this topic.
The Boomer Burden: Dealing With Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff by Julie Hall - it is impossible to explain exactly how much stuff my parents and my in-laws have. I am not sure there is anyone who needs this book more than me.
If you would like to participate, or see what other lucky bloggers received, visit Marcia at The Printed Page and join in!