Monday, September 14, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Massacred for Gold by R. Gregory Nokes arrived in my mailbox last week, so makes it onto my official Mailbox Monday list. I am looking forward to this one, even if I have already read my "gold" book for the Colorful Reading Challenge. This short history book is "the first authoritative account of the long-forgotten 1887 massacre of as many as 34 Chinese gold miners in Oregon's Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America." My list is deceptively short today, because I also got a couple dozen books last Friday when Rachelle from Second Glance Books had a "clear out the basement" sale. Wow! Mine was quite a haul, including six books from C.P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers series that I want to get a start on one of these days. But between my mother's 70th birthday, a two-year-old Bavarian staying in my house, and this dang job of mine, I do not have time to list them all. .

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  1. Sounds like a good book!

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  2. I think it's so important to remember stories like that.

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  3. Jobs just get in the way, don't they? :-)

    Lezlie

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  4. I did find two more of the Snow books, if and when you are interested. No hurry, I just set them aside. Thanks for supporting my clearing out sale!

    Rachelle

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  5. this looks really good! I hope you read and review it soon!

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  6. I'll admit: I actually really like the cover on this one. It definitely brings to mind "The Oregon Trail" (one of the best edutainment games, period) and grade school history. Or perhaps I'm simply drawn to the story...?

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  8. I am looking forward to the Oregon book. It is going on the nightstand ASAP.

    Rachelle -- Hope your sale was a success! Are the Snow books left overs from the sale or at your store? It will be a while before I get to them, so if they are on the store shelves, leave them there and try to sell 'em!

    Child -- I grew up in Nebraska and live in Oregon, but I missed the Oregon Trail game. Came after my time I guess.

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