So – did I get a DOOZY of a wonderful book present gift last week!
I’ll back up.
You need to know the story. NO. Maybe I only need to share the story. Whatever, here we go.
SOMETIMES when I review (actually it should be ‘give thoughts on’) a book, when a commenter shares that they would LOVE to get the book and the book in discussion is in my possession, I offer to send said book.
It happened with Oliver Sacks book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Nymeth wanted it. I sent it. To Portugal. Not a big deal to me, but she made a big deal of it. OH!!! see the postnote!!!!
She sent me a sweet thoughtful considerate thank you package!!!
She sent me books. A book by a beloved Portuguese writer and one that apparently traveled from New Orleans across the pond and now back to me via Chris. THANKS!!
I suppose I should read The Halloween Tree for Rip IV since it’s still October but… well. maybe. I’m actually a bit more anxious to try The Mandarin first. TOO MANY BOOKS!!!
However, the “piece-of-the-can’t-resist” (I don’t speak French – do you know what I’m trying to say here?) is this adorable creature:
If you are new to my blog, then you must reach back to my archives in a past Weekly Geek post where I yap about my lobster mania…
Which brings me to other new books in the house:
From bookmooch: The Giver (already read and to be reviewed soon) by Lois Lowry, Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier.
and from the library:
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (already read AND reviewed)
The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox (also read and reviewed)
(both of the above for the New Zealand Book Challenge! I’m not overdosing; don’t worry!)
and Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden (blame Softdrink in a comment somewhere – I think to a post on an Alexie Sherman review….)
I think that’s all.
I got Whale Rider from bookmooch, too and YES! I KNOW!! goodreads shows it as a currently-reading but I haven’t started. I’m reading the Boyden book since it’s a library book. I’ve already had to renew it, SHHhhshsssssh.
so I absolutely love Nymeth – isn’t this internet thing just the coolest? Did you see her vlog? so darling. I love having an image and a voice to go with the thoughts in my head for what you are. 🙂
I thought I had an additional postpostnote but I’ve forgotten it! woe is me.
oh! I remember: I have review/thoughts to post on:
The Wednesday Sisters