Each week, The Printed Page invites booklovers to share what books arrived in their mailbox on on their front porch, be they review copies, gifts, purchased or what.
I was gone for over two weeks, and THIS is what awaited me when I returned:
I’m not going to go into detail about each book, but I have a few thoughts on some of them:
I was so excited about Room: A Novel that I started reading it the day after I got it and finished it within two days. It’s excellent.
Both Amanda (my 11-year-old daughter) and I are looking forward to reading I, Q: The White House, after enjoying the first in the series.
A King of Infinite Space—Amazon Encore book, which so far I’ve been pretty impressed with the books they’ve highlighted. Billed as “detective fiction with a literary feel,” which is right up my alley. We’ll see if it lives up to that high bar.
Friendship for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way – I love reading about this subject, and Lisa Whelchel is usually an open and engaging author.
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The Namesake: A Novel – bought this at my annual pilgrimage to Half-Price Books that I make when visiting family in Houston. I loved the movie, and have heard wonderful things about Jumpha Lahiri’s writing. I am going to read this for my South Asian Authors challenge.
The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman. Despite the curious title, this is not about Captain Jack Sparrow’s wife, or so the publisher’s description tells me, but is instead about a Southern woman discovering treasures in surprising packages. Y’all know how much I love a good Southern story well told and I have high hopes for this, Hickman’s newest novel.
I ordered By His Wounds You Are Healed: how the message of Ephesians transforms a woman’s identity for myself, having read and liked Wendy Alsup’s Practical Theology for Women. I’m looking forward to perusing this study in greater detail!
I have always enjoyed Amish fiction, but after a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch country this past spring, I was especially delighted to find Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life in my mail this week! I look forward to sharing my thoughts about this gift book soon.
I ordered two books this week, and one arrived on Friday. Because of some recent health issues, I have started really paying attention to what I eat. I am ashamed to say that almost everything my family eats is processed (with the exception of a few fruits and vegetables). After reading only a few pages of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, I am convinced that I need to make drastic changes, and I can’t wait for the second book, Real Food: What to Eat and Why, to arrive as well.