Monday, September 9, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday this holiday weekend! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).

Yolanda at Notorious Spinks Talks is hosting in September. Please pay her a visit!

I got two super cool books last week. Both would fall into the "novelty" category, but I don't mean that in a disparaging sense. They are just unique.

Both would make excellent gifts.

Nietzsche's Angel Food Cake: And Other "Recipes" for the Intellectually Famished by Rebecca Coffey.  This is an irreverent collection of literary riffs in the form of "recipes" inspired by authors and their works.  Full of puns and witty allusions, augmented by the author's line drawings and other illustrations, this would make a great gift for a bibliophile cook.

PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: For those who like cookery to insinuate the hard questions, it offers a funny, surprisingly informative, and entirely whirlwind tour of civilization. Not really a cookbook, it is for lovers of literature, history, art, music, and philosophy, for foodies, and for anyone with a good liberal arts education, no matter how vaguely they remember it.

The Wandering Goose: A Modern Fable of How Love Goes by Heather L. Earnhardt, illustrated by Frida Clements.  This is a beautiful little hardback from Sasquatch Books, with a tactile, letter-press type cover.  The illustrations are gorgeous and the fable is poignant and tender, reminding us that we are surrounded by enduring love, even in loss.

This is the perfect gift for anyone going through a breakup or other heartache.  It is wonderful.


  1. Those books look like they would make great gifts. Have a great week.

  2. I am very interested in the Nietzsche book, will have to look it up. Thank you.

    Here is my list, well, just one book which I started reading right away:

    "The Silent House" (Sessiz Ev) by Orhan Pamuk, my favourite Turkish writer.

    Marianne from Let's Read

  3. You get the most interesting books. I hope you love them!


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