Monday, October 12, 2020

So Many New Books for Mailbox Monday!

 


It's raining in Portland and it's raining books here at my house! I'm not complaining. Rainy days and good books go hand in hand.

What new books came into your house lately? 

 book cover of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt by Arthur Brooks


Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt by Arthur Brooks

I've been listening to The Art of Happiness, Arthur Brooks's podcast that started in March. It's terrific. That's what made me want to read his latest book. 

book cover of The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation by Lynne Cheney

The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation by Lynne Cheney. 

I got this one for Hubby because it's right up his alley, but I might read it myself. We watched a documentary on John Marshall, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and it put me in the mood to learn more about the Founding Fathers.

book cover of Rough House by Tina Ontiveros, new from OSU Press

Rough House by Tina Ontiveros, new from OSU Press. This memoir about growing up in the logging camps of the Pacific Northwest looks like it might be a tough read but moving. 


A Reason to Be by Norman McCombs. This one came from the LibraryThing early reviewer program. It's a novel about a widow who takes up genealogy and traces his Scottish lineage back through several remarkable generations. 

book cover of Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle

Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle. This is another one from LibraryThing. It's sounds like a story about a long marriage and family secrets, sort of like an Anne Tyler book.


I haven't been posting a lot because work has been busy. November 16 is the deadline to file a claim for sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy case. My law partner and I are busy filing claims for our clients here in Oregon and across the country.

We are honored to work with these guys. Most of them are coming forward for the first time, now in their 50s and 60s, because they know this is their only chance to get their story off their chest and be heard.

So until mid-November, blogging will be hit or miss. I'll hope to be back to speed by Thanksgiving.


MAILBOX MONDAY 

Join other book lovers on Mailbox Monday to share the books that came into your house last week. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

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





7 comments :

  1. Very nice mailbox.

    ENJOY!!

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  2. glad to hear it's a good rain at your house. :-) it is such a shame about the boy scouts, but i am not really surprised. evil people know where to find those they abuse
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. Thank You for the list of books. I have my eye on "The Virginia Legacy". I love reading about history. Enjoy your books.
    Marilyn

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  4. Sounds like you are busy on a good, if sad, cause.
    Nice mailbox for you. I like the sound of Love Your Enemy - it would be good for everyone.
    Stay safe and enjoy all of your reading!

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  5. What an amazing haul! And keep up the great work you are doing for your clients ❤️

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  6. Hieroglyphics sounds good. Wonderful that you are working to help these people and I hope you get a bit of a break when it is all settled.

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  7. Wonderful cause that you and your partner are championing! "Hieroglyphics" sounds very good and I've put it on my TBR list. Jill McCorkle is new to me, but she seems to have many interesting books to explore.

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