Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! I am so pleased to host in December. It's a crazy-busy time of year, but I love the festivities!
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 looking for someone to take over tour organizing duties. Many people have volunteered, but I don't know that there is a final plan for 2014.
MY THEME THIS WEEK: BOOKS AS GIFTS (RECEIVING)
Do you hope to get any books as gifts this year? Which ones? Please share!
MY GIFT BOOKS: I hope Santa brings me a copy of Harry Dolan's new mystery, The Last Dead Girl. I would also like the first two volumes of a trilogy by Beverley Nichols. I somehow ended up with the third volume, Sunlight on the Lawn, but would like Merry Hall and Laughter on the Stairs. Since I don't think Santa reads my blog, I've sent him an email with the details.
MY BOOKS: I got couple of new books from OSU Press this week:
Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River by Abby Phillips Metzger. The lush cover is gorgeous and I am looking forward to reading this book of essays inspired by Metzger's lifetime of up-close exploration of Oregon's main river.
Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge by Kathie Durbin. There have been battles over every man-made change in the Columbia Gorge -- dams, freeways, bridges, hotels, casinos, houses, and now the view-spoiling, bird-killing wind turbines.
Durbin spent years as a journalist writing about these challenges and changes, giving detail and depth to her readable history of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
What books came into your house last week? Leave your link below or in a comment. If you don't have a blog but want to play along, leave a comment listing your new books.
Both of these books have such gorgeous covers! I hope what's inside of them is just as good as the outside!ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy your books :)ReplyDelete
I'd love Santa to bring me Alice McDermott's SOMEONE.ReplyDelete
After reading a book about the Mississippi River several weeks ago both of your books look interesting to me!
I doubt Santa will bring me any books - he wouldn't know what to pick. Enjoy your new books!ReplyDelete
I doubt I'll get any books from Santa, though I might get lucky with a gift card :) Hope you receive all the books on your list!ReplyDelete
Nice natural history books in your mailbox. River history is always interesting.ReplyDelete
Oh, enjoy your haul! And thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
Looks like you have some serious reading go on - they sound interesting.ReplyDelete
I am always glad to receive books and hope to get the third book in the Divergent series.
Have a great week.
Enjoy your new reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting MM. Enjoy your new books. I hope Santa brings everything on your list.ReplyDelete
Very nice reads! Hope you enjoy them all and once again, thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
The picture of the river on the cover is gorgeous. I've always loved seeing details like that (the sedimentary areas, the delta, any oxbow lakes, etc.). Happy reading this week!ReplyDelete
Santa thinks I already have enough books, so it's rare that I get them as a present! ;) Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
They book look good. ENJOY!!ReplyDelete
As for giving books for gifts. I usually do not give books except for birthdays. :)
Have a great week.
My Mailbox Monday
Thank you for hosting during this busy month, Gilion! I am happy to participate again this month. I hope you enjoy your OSU books. :)ReplyDelete
Not too many people try to buy me books. They assume I already have them and my husband thinks I already have waaaaay too many of them. Enjoy your new river books.ReplyDelete
I left a second link as my first didn't work! Gilion, please delete my first link, if you are able to. Thanks!ReplyDelete