Monday, May 14, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia at A girl and her books (fka The Printed Page), who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).

This month, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Martha's Bookshelf.  Please take the time to visit her wonderfully eclectic blog.

I got a short stack of books last week from a variety of sources:

Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living by Kristy Athens.  This is terrific! It is a practical, no-nonsense guide for urbanites who want to go live in the country -- and don't we all have those fantasies every now and again? Thanks go to intrepid publicist, Mary Bisbee-Beek for my copy.  This is right up my Food Freedom alley!

Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau: The Jesuit, the Medicine Man, and the Indian Hymn Singer by Chad S. Hamill.  This looks like a really interesting story about the connections between music, religion, and Native American spirituality.  Thanks go to OSU Press for my copy.

Skios by Michael Frayn.  I first saw Frayn's permanently-running and very funny play, Noises Off, when I went to London as a teen-ager in 1983.  His new novel looks like it could be just as funny.  Thanks go to the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program for my copy. 

Island by Aldous Huxley.  This shows up on the Anthony Burgess list of his favorite 99 Novels, so I've been looking for a copy. I found one at The Joy of Books in Libby, Montana when I was there for work.


Barbara said...

Get Your Pitchfork Out reminds me of our move to the country almost 18 years ago now. Dave envisioned a large garden and lots of fruit trees. He didn't count on the herds of deer and determined woodchucks and rabbits and other critters who have lived here much longer than we have. Since we love the wildlife, he's never really had a good garden. :D

bermudaonion said...

I hope they all exceed your expectations!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Have a great week of reading ahead.

DCMetroreader said...

I don't think I would last a day in the country, but it is fun to dream about!

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