Monday, October 1, 2012

Mailbox Monday

 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 (details here).

Marcia is hosting again in October.  The sign-up post is here, where you can find links for all the participants.

I got two interesting books last week:


 Boys Don't Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse by Randy Ellison.  This is the author's own story of a life messed up by childhood sexual abuse and how he healed.  He is now a strong advocate for abuse survivors.

The goal of his book is to help explain why victims of abuse by trusted adults find it so difficult to "just get over it and move on." 


Aurora, Daughter of the Dawn: A Story of New Beginnings by J. J. Kopp, published by OSU Press.

This historical novel is a short book suitable for young adult readers.  It is based on the life of Aurora Keil, a young pioneer girl whose father founded the Aurora Colony, a nineteenth century utopian communal settlement in western Oregon. 


  1. The last post on Parchment Girl was in July. Mailbox Monday meme has a linky put up. Have a great week and enjoy all your new reads.

  2. Boys Don't Tell sounds gut wrenching.

  3. Kaye: I worried about that yesterday when I was scheduling my post. Thanks for heading me to the fix.

    Kathy: The book is actually incredibly uplifting. He does not dwell on his abuse, but on his healing and how coming forward changed his life -- definitely for the better!

  4. Boys Don't Tell is especially timely for Pennsylvania readers with the recent trial of Jerry Sandusky for abusing boys at Penn State. We wonder all the time how many other victims there were, and how they cope - or don't.

  5. Barbara: Good point. On the heals of so much news about Sandusky, the Boy Scouts' secret "Perversion Files," and continuing Catholic cases, there are a lot of people out there who may benefit from reading the Boys Don't Tell book.

  6. Boys Don't Tell looks like an important and timely read. Glad to hear it's more uplifting than it sounds. Enjoy your new books!

  7. Boys Don't Tell might be something pretty intense.

    Enjoy your books.

    Hope you can stop by my blog to read my post about the book conference I attended in New York City this past Saturday.

    A giveaway is also directly below my Mailbox Monday post.

    Silver’s Reviews

  8. Boys Don't Tell sounds like a must read.

  9. I am intrigued by the second one on Aurora. Hope you like it! Here's my Monday post.


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