Monday, May 26, 2014

Mailbox Memorial Day

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.

I got one book from LibraryThing last week:

The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein.  The premise of this one enticed me -- a college professor specializing in evolutionary biology agrees to advise a religiously devout student with her intelligent design research. I'm drawn to any novel trying to tackle such an enormous conflict.

I also picked up a whole stack of books on a whim from Rerun, my neighborhood consignment shop:

A Little Dinner Before the Play by Agnes Jekyll.  This is a collection of essays first published in the 1920s in The Times newspaper in London. Jekyll is described as a "society hostess and philanthropist." Can't wait!

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather. Although I grew up in Nebraska and went on more than one school field trip to Cather's home in Red Cloud, I was late to actually read her books. Now I love them and want to read them all.

How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great by Karen Karbo. What woman does not admire Katharine Hepburn? I recently read Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg, and am still on a Hepburn high.

You or Someone like You by Chandler Burr. A novel based on a book list – how can I resist?

Wild by Cheryl Strayed.  It's time.  I've waited long enough.

Exuberance: The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison. Books about psychology and brain science appeal to me lately.

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