. 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. .