Sunday, October 16, 2011

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).

Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit is hosting in October.  Please go by and visit her wonderful blog.

I got two books last week:

Portland's 100 Best Places To Stuff Your Faces by Jen Stevenson, illustrated by Mette Hornung Rankin. I bought this from the author at some women wellness whatever thing. Stevenson has a wonderful blog-like website called Under the Table With Jen, all about food, food in Portland, and life in Portland. Great stuff.

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie.  I got this from the LibraryThing Early Review program.  I asked for it because I loved his Peter the Great book and Hubby also loved Nicholas and Alexander.  Hubby just snagged this away from my (as I was trying to see how to spell Nicholas) because he wants to read it immediately.  


  1. I'm sure Catherine the Great is a good historical novel. I've always been fascinated by her. Happy reading!

    P.S. Just to let you know, I often have a hard time loading your page. It takes a long time - ( detailed photos on the page?)

  2. I've heard Catherine the Great is outstanding!

  3. Catherine the Great is a book I've got my eye on, but I just loved the title of the other one about stuffing our faces...yum...happy reading

  4. Harvee: Thanks for the heads up about the slow page loading. I wonder why that is. It may be the Deck of Chords post that has a lot of pictures that I think are big files. I'll see what I can do.

    Kathy: Good! I think it will be excellent, based on his Peter biography.

    Serena: It took me a while to catch the rhyme in the places to stuff Faces book. Duh. It's very cute.

  5. I have read Massie's books on the Romanovs and thought they were good so I am definitely interested in Catherine the Great. Enjoy your books!

  6. Ha! Could you have gotten two more different books?! Hope you find them both yummy. (I'm lusting after the Massie book, myself!)


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