Monday, February 21, 2011
The story of Washington chopping down the cherry tree loomed large in my childhood, but I never think of it as an adult. It took me a minute to think why a hatchet symbolizes George Washington.
Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).
The Library of Clean Reads is hosting in February.
I got two books last week:
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers. The author is the son of Bill Moyers and a former journalist himself. He struggled with drugs and alcohol for years, before getting himself cleaned up. He now is the vice president for external affairs at Hazelden Foundation, which provides addiction treatment and recovery services across the country.
I saw Moyer speak here in Portland last week. He is an ardent speaker who told his story with animation and humor. Hopefully the book will be just as good.
Maps and Shadows by Krysia Jopek. This is a novel based on the WWII experiences of the author's relatives, who were sent to Siberia from Poland during the war, then spent years drifting around the Middle East and Africa before reuniting and moving to America. It looks terrific and I am going to turn to it soon.