Monday, May 26, 2014

Mailbox Memorial Day


Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

I got one book from LibraryThing last week:



The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein.  The premise of this one enticed me -- a college professor specializing in evolutionary biology agrees to advise a religiously devout student with her intelligent design research. I'm drawn to any novel trying to tackle such an enormous conflict.

I also picked up a whole stack of books on a whim from Rerun, my neighborhood consignment shop:



A Little Dinner Before the Play by Agnes Jekyll.  This is a collection of essays first published in the 1920s in The Times newspaper in London. Jekyll is described as a "society hostess and philanthropist." Can't wait!

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather. Although I grew up in Nebraska and went on more than one school field trip to Cather's home in Red Cloud, I was late to actually read her books. Now I love them and want to read them all.

How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great by Karen Karbo. What woman does not admire Katharine Hepburn? I recently read Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg, and am still on a Hepburn high.

You or Someone like You by Chandler Burr. A novel based on a book list – how can I resist?

Wild by Cheryl Strayed.  It's time.  I've waited long enough.

Exuberance: The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison. Books about psychology and brain science appeal to me lately.

4 comments :

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Looks like you found some good titles at the consignment shop!

bermudaonion said...

Your titles from the thrift store look terrific!

Elizabeth said...

Great discount store finds.

ENJOY...I hear WILD is very good.

Have a great week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

maphead said...

Hope you enjoy The Explanation for Everything. Happy reading!

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