Monday, August 24, 2009

Mailbox Monday

. Were it not for the Book Blogger Retreat here in Portland this weekend, no books would have come into my house last week. As it is, my Mailbox Monday list is very short. It includes only the two books that I picked up from fellow bloggers at the book swap they organized: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Resistance: A Woman's Journal of Struggle and Defiance in Occupied France by Agnes Humbert I don't even know who brought the two books I nabbed, so I have to thank the whole group. .

8 comments :

Nicole said...

I hope you had a blast at the retreat! I wish I could have gone, but I just had too much stuff going on this weekend. I hope there will be another one--I would love to meet up with everybody!!

bermudaonion said...

Both of those books are on my wish list! I hope you enjoy them.

mel said...

I just completed "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" a few days ago. I loved the book. It is a lot of fun and I learned a lot from it. I did a post on my blog on it yesterday. I will be eager to hear how you like it.

Rose City Reader said...

Nicole -- Sorry you couldn't make it. But the "locals" will meet up again.

Bermuda -- I haven't really paid attention to either of these. But they caught my eye and now I am looking forward to them.

Mel -- I'll go read your post right now. Sounds intriguing.

Kelly said...

Both books look so good, I look forward to reading your thoughts on them!

A book blogger retreat would be such fun!

Mary Bisbee-Beek said...

There's something to be said for quality not quantity, these are two good books, enjoy them!

Booklogged said...

Oh, how lovely! A book blogger retreat in Portland - I would drive all the way from Utah to attend. Oregon is my favorite state. I keep trying to talk my husband into moving to Portand. It would be easier to do so if our two darling grandchildren did not live through the back gate.

I liked Balzac real well. It was interesting to learn more of the Cultural Revolution.

Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

Checked out Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress last year from the library and never got around to reading it. I'll have to come back and see what you thought now. :-)

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