Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mailbox Monday: Summer Finds

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. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

Summer always brings a mixed bag of books. Between garage sales, passing Little Free Libraries while out enjoying the nice weather, socializing with book-loving friends, and my family cleaning house in a burst of back-to-school energy, all kinds of books come into my house in the summer.

These came last week:

The Illustrated Rhododendron: Their Classification Portrayed Through the Artwork of Curtis's Botanical Magazine by Pat Halliday. I found this gorgeous, pristine, coffee table book at an estate sale for only $1! Thereby appealing to the book-, botanical print-, and bargain-lover in me all at the same time.

Just This, tanka by Margaret Chula, from Mountains and Rivers Press. My friend Kirsten Rian gave this to me. It is the latest poetry collection from one of the foremost practitioners of Japanese poetic forms. If it weren't for Kirsten, who among other roles is the Poetry Editor for The Oregonian, I wouldn't read new poetry.

An Expensive Place to Die by Len Deighton. All that art and poetry is fine, but a good, Cold War spy novel always finds a place on my TBR shelf!

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. I really enjoyed Shopgirl, so was pleased to find this in one of the half-dozen Little Free Libraries that dot my neighborhood.


  1. It looks like you're in for some good reading!

  2. I read Shopgirl, so I think Object of Beauty sounds tempting. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your books.


  3. I hope you have a great reading week.

  4. I like Steve Martin but haven't read this book yet.
    I recently found another little free library in my neighborhood. I love how popular these are!

  5. You always have the most interesting books.

    I like Object of Beauty the best out of all of them.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Giveaway going on at my blog until Thursday for Accidents of Marriage if anyone wants to stop by.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. I've always wanted to find a Little Free Library. I know there's one fairly close to me, but I haven't yet taken the time to seek it out. Definitely something I need to do though!

  7. I love the idea of Little Free Libraries. I've never found one though. 2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  8. I read Shop Girl and had mixed feelings--such as sad book. I wonder whether Object of Beauty has the same melancholy tone.


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