Monday, September 9, 2019

Mailbox Monday: Brené Brown and Portland Noir

I got two very different books last week:

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown.

This time of year when the season starts to change and autumn is in the air, I always get in a back-to-school, self-improving mood. I undertake organization projects, read self-help books, tidy the house. And, of course, start planning for the holidays.

I’m new to the Brené Brown bandwagon, having just read my first book of hers, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. I really liked what she had to say -- as so many people do -- and want to read more of her books. People seem to like this Gifts of Imperfection book a lot, so I got it.

Frank's Revenge: Albina After Dark by Don DuPay, author of Behind the Badge: A Portland Police Memoir. Frank's Revenge is a new novel, a neo-noir thriller set in Portland, written by a former homicide detective. It looks like a great read!

DuPay's book caught my eye because it has a blurb on the front cover by Phil Stanford, my favorite former Oregonian newspaper columnist and author of a book I loved, Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City and, more recently, Rose City Vice: Portland in the 70's - Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers.

What books came into your house last week?

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts. You can also read more about Books That Caught Our Eye from the week before.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

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