Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mailbox Monday: Oregon River Books


Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday!  I am so pleased to host in December.  It's a crazy-busy time of year, but I love the festivities!

MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).  Marcia is looking for someone to take over tour organizing duties.  Many people have volunteered, but I don't know that there is a final plan for 2014.

MY THEME THIS WEEK: BOOKS AS GIFTS (RECEIVING)

Do you hope to get any books as gifts this year? Which ones? Please share!

MY GIFT BOOKS: I hope Santa brings me a copy of Harry Dolan's new mystery, The Last Dead Girl. I would also like the first two volumes of a trilogy by Beverley Nichols. I somehow ended up with the third volume, Sunlight on the Lawn, but would like Merry Hall and Laughter on the Stairs. Since I don't think Santa reads my blog, I've sent him an email with the details.

MY BOOKS: I got couple of new books from OSU Press this week:



Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River by Abby Phillips Metzger. The lush cover is gorgeous and I am looking forward to reading this book of essays inspired by Metzger's lifetime of up-close exploration of Oregon's main river.



Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge by Kathie Durbin. There have been battles over every man-made change in the Columbia Gorge -- dams, freeways, bridges, hotels, casinos, houses, and now the view-spoiling, bird-killing wind turbines.

Durbin spent years as a journalist writing about these challenges and changes, giving detail and depth to her readable history of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.


YOUR BOOKS

What books came into your house last week?  Leave your link below or in a comment.  If you don't have a blog but want to play along, leave a comment listing your new books.



17 comments :

Shoshanah said...

Both of these books have such gorgeous covers! I hope what's inside of them is just as good as the outside!

Elysium said...

Hope you enjoy your books :)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'd love Santa to bring me Alice McDermott's SOMEONE.
After reading a book about the Mississippi River several weeks ago both of your books look interesting to me!

bermudaonion said...

I doubt Santa will bring me any books - he wouldn't know what to pick. Enjoy your new books!

readingdate said...

I doubt I'll get any books from Santa, though I might get lucky with a gift card :) Hope you receive all the books on your list!

Harvee said...

Nice natural history books in your mailbox. River history is always interesting.

Harvee
Book Dilettante

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, enjoy your haul! And thanks for hosting.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Looks like you have some serious reading go on - they sound interesting.
I am always glad to receive books and hope to get the third book in the Divergent series.
Have a great week.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Enjoy your new reading!

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Thanks for hosting MM. Enjoy your new books. I hope Santa brings everything on your list.

samstillreading said...

Very nice reads! Hope you enjoy them all and once again, thanks for hosting!

Kristen said...

The picture of the river on the cover is gorgeous. I've always loved seeing details like that (the sedimentary areas, the delta, any oxbow lakes, etc.). Happy reading this week!

Bluerose said...

Santa thinks I already have enough books, so it's rare that I get them as a present! ;) Thanks for hosting!

Elizabeth said...

They book look good. ENJOY!!

As for giving books for gifts. I usually do not give books except for birthdays. :)

Have a great week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Suko said...

Thank you for hosting during this busy month, Gilion! I am happy to participate again this month. I hope you enjoy your OSU books. :)

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Not too many people try to buy me books. They assume I already have them and my husband thinks I already have waaaaay too many of them. Enjoy your new river books.

Suko said...

I left a second link as my first didn't work! Gilion, please delete my first link, if you are able to. Thanks!

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