Monday, October 26, 2009
Mailbox Monday-- Almost Nothing to Write Home About!
I almost didn't have anything to post about today! Last week, I sent 4 books to new Paperback Swap foster homes, and I only received 1 in return. It's not going to take me long to give you the rundown!
First though, I'd like to thank Marcia of The Printed Page for hosting this weekly meme. When I first began blogging, I used to participate in a lot of memes. Now I only participate in two, so you know how much I enjoy Mailbox Monday!
Here's the scoop on the one lone book that I found in my mailbox last week:
A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church (PBS). "Inspector O, a North Korean state police officer, is given an unusual assignment: go to a certain part of a certain road at dawn and photograph a certain vehicle. Little does he suspect that this seemingly inconsequential task will escalate into a case that will lead him to risk his job, and his life. The (pseudonymous) author, a veteran intelligence officer, has intimate knowledge of Asian life and politics, and it shows: he gives the North Korea setting a feeling of palpable reality, depicting the nature of daily life under a totalitarian government not just with broad sociopolitical descriptions but also with specific everyday details. Inspector O is completely believable and sympathetic, a working cop who isn't entirely sure he believes in the things his government tells him to believe in."
That's all, folks! Stop by next Monday when the acquisitive side of my bookaholism hopes I have a much longer list of books about which to tell you!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
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