Monday, February 13, 2012

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).

Metroreader hosting in February. Please stop by her fun blog to see what she is reading on her commute!

I got three terrific new books last week:

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama by Steven F. Hayward.

This is exactly what I need for a refresher course on 20th+ Century Presidents. Hayward is as witty and irreverent as ever. And he gets right to the point with his system of grading US Presidents on how strictly they adhered to their oath to uphold the Constitution. It looks like I could learn a little while I'm laughing.

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan.

I'd like to read this one because it looks great, but I'll have to wait for Hubby to finish, since he snatched it a way from me the minute it came out of the envelope. It is so right up his alley.

The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman. This looks like an incredible novel!

I won it in a giveaway on the Chunkster Reading Challenge. Thanks for hosting, Wendy and Vasilly!


  1. Glad to see the book arrived!! Enjoy :)

  2. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents looks fantastic! I might have to check it out.

    My husband told me about The Street Sweeper and we're both interested in reading that book. I hope you like it!

    Happy Reading!

  3. All three books look interesting and are new to me titles! They are all very different but sound good!

  4. Buried In The Sky looks interesting.

  5. Wendy: Thanks! It looks great!

    Amy: The Presidents book is a lot of fun -- I've been dipping into it already.

    Beth: It is a mixed bag, isn't it! Thanks for visiting.

    TBM: Zuckerman was a reporter here in Portland and is a great writer. I am really looking forward to his book. Thanks for leaving your link.

  6. Enjoy your books! They are all new to me.

  7. Congrats on the win. It looks like a great story. Have a wonderful week and happy reading.

  8. I am really looking forward to reading The Street Sweeper and that one on the Presidents looks like it would be great. Enjoy your new books ! :)

  9. I've heard The Street Sweeper is wonderful!

  10. Would like to read the Street Sweeper. Happy Reading, great books

  11. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama is a perfect read for this election year!

    Thanks for stopping by MM!


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