Monday, July 21, 2014
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 an interesting batch of books last week:
The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children by Ross E. Cheit. I got this book because of my work with child abuse survivors and it looks fascinating. The author studied criminal sex abuse cases to determine whether child sex abuse is a pervasive problem or a "witch-hunt" blown out of proportion by eager prosecutors and sensation-seeking reporters.
There was a great review of The Witch-Hunt Narrative on The Daily Beast last week.
RoseAnna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. This is the first mystery in the Martin Beck series by this Swedish husband/wife team. Since I have not read any of the books, I might as well start at the beginning.
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. I just finished The Golden Notebook so am in the mood to read the first novel by this Nobel laureate.
Sicilian Carousel by Lawrence Durell. I loved Durell's Alexandria Quartet, but have never read his travel books.