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Monday, November 1, 2010
Mailbox Monday November 1
Mailbox Monday is meme created by Marcia from The Printed Page. Marcia says,"Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." Mailbox Monday is on tour and this months hostess is Julie from Knitting and Sundries. Thank you Julie for hosting!
Can you believe it is November! Geesh, time flies quickly these days! I only received one book for review last week. That's okay as I am doing some much needed catching up on books I already have. When I read the description of this book I knew I had to read it. I always tell the family we should really unplug for a week. They grumble and moan and tell me I would be lost without my shuffle (can't vacuum without it) and my computer and tv(I'd die without Survivor and Amazing Race). The sad thing is they are probably right but it still would be interesting to try for a short time. The family in this book unplugged for 6 months! I'm wondering if they made the whole 6 months. Guess I'll find out when I read the book. The book is due out in January 2011. That'll be here before you know it! And I'll probably still be plugged in myself.
The Winter of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart
Summary from Goodreads
They did it. Could you? For any parent who has ever IM-ed their child to the dinner table - or yanked the modem from its socket in a show of primal parental rage - this account of one family's self-imposed exile from the Information Age will leave you ROFLing (Roll on the Floor Laughing) with recognition. But it will also challenge you to take stock of your own family connections, to create a media ecology that encourages kids - and parents - to thrive. At the simplest level, "The Winter of Our Disconnect" is the story of how one family survived six months of wandering through the desert - digitally speaking - and the lessons learned about themselves and technology along the way. At the same time, their story is a channel to a wider view - into the impact of new media on the lives of families, into the very heart of the meaning of home.
I received this book for my honest review from Tarcher/Penguin through Shelf Awareness
So what goodies did you find in your mailbox?