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. .

Opening Sentence of the Day: Plainsong

"Here was this man Tom Guthrie in Holt standing at the back window in the kitchen of his house smoking cigarettes and looking over the back lot where the sun was just coming up." -- Plainsong by Kent Haruf. This is my book club book for September. So far, the consensus is that it is a "sweet" book. Hopefully we can all come up with more than that to say about it. .

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