Monday, November 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday November 28


It's Monday and we all know what that means! Mailbox Monday! This month Mailbox Monday is back home at Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia. Thank you Marcia for creating MM! My wish lists wouldn't be the same without you!

Monday is tough after a nice long weekend! I sure wanted to keep on lounging around this morning. It was nice to just hang out with the kids this weekend. I read and they played video games, shopped, watched tv, and slept. We ate the weekend away! Itw as a great weekend. I hope your weekend was great too!

I received two books last week. One I purchased used from a used book seller on Amazon. I'm not sure but I think the pony express may have been involved in the delivery. It took ten days to get here. Kind of a long time for an Amazon seller. It did get here though, so I am grateful. The other book I received for review.


My purchased book

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Summerside Press (July 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609360001
ISBN-13: 978-1609360009

Summary

The Second World War has stolen Rosalie's fiance from her. But rather than wallow, Rosalie throws herself into her work at the Boeing plant in Victory Heights, shooting rivets into the B-17 bombers that will destroy the enemy. A local reporter dubs her Seattle's Own Rosie the Riveter, and her story lends inspiration to women across the country. While Rosalie's strong arms can bear the weight of this new responsibility, her heart cannot handle the intense feelings that begin to surface for Kenny, the handsome reporter. Fear of a second heartbreak is a powerful opponent - but will it claim victory over love?


For review courtesy of Viking/Penguin

Drifting House by Krys Lee

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult (February 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670023256
ISBN-13: 978-0670023257

Summary

An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction.

Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.

In the title story, children escaping famine in North Korea are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to survive. The tales set in America reveal the immigrants' unmoored existence, playing out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls. A makeshift family is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door. An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter.

In the tradition of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Drifting House is an unforgettable work by a gifted new writer.



What wonderful reads made their way into your home?

14 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed Love Finds You in Victory Heights! Enjoy.

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  2. I enjoyed Victory Heights too!

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  3. Victory Heights sounds SO cute. I love WWII romance books. I may have to get myself a copy. Too funny about the pony express. :D

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  4. Love Finds You in Victory Heights sounds terrific! Hopefully, it was worth the wait!

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  5. Sometimes Media Mail takes forever. I got something that came from two hours away and it took a week - I said I could have walked there to get it faster. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your new books!

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  6. Victory Heights looks like a book I would enjoy. Happy reading!

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  7. Love the cover and sound of Victory Heights, that makes me want to read it!

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  8. These both sound interesting. I hope you enjoy them!

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  9. The Victory Heights book sounds like a good one. Enjoy!

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  10. Victory Heights has gotten some good reviews. Looking forward to your review.

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  11. I bought 'Victory Heights' last week and can't wait to read it. I hope you enjoy both books!

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  12. The post office can be goofy sometimes. I had a book take 6 weeks from the Book Depository last year. Maybe someone in the post office wanted to read it first!

    Those are new titles for me. Hope you enjoy them.

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  13. I think it getting to be that time of year when the post office is slow. I requested a book on paperbackswap early this month and I am still waiting for it and one I sent out to someone else around the same time that was only going one state over still hasn't been marked as received. I guess media rate isn't always their priority.

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