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Monday, September 26, 2011
Mailbox Monday September 26
It's Monday again! Time for another Mailbox Monday post. Mailbox Monday is the creation of Marcia from A Girl and Her Books. The meme is on tour and this month's host is Amused By Books.
I am a bit excited about my mailbox this week. I bought a couple of books that came this week in the mail. One is an old favorite and the other is probably the most talked about book of the season. I also received an audiobook unexpectedly, for review. It looks like a cute book.
The Puppy Diaries by Jill Abramson
Read by Beth MacDonald
Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (October 11, 2011)
An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times
One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009.
Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.
What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Scribner; 75 Anv edition (May 3, 2011)
I don't think I need to post the summary for this one. This is one of my very favorite reads and I had to have the 75th Anniversary Edition. Can you hear the theme song from the movie? I hear it every time I look at this book.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition/First Printing edition (September 13, 2011)
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
This book is beautiful! I passed up an advanced copy and later was kicking myself in the rear. Now that I have a gorgeous finished copy in my hot little hands, I am glad I bought the finished copy. It is beautifully done! From what I understand, the writing is beautiful also. This is a book I can't wait to get to!
So what goodies made their way into your home?