Sunday, March 21, 2010
Mailbox Monday-- Three Cheers for Slow Weeks!
Welcome to another week of my favorite meme, Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia on her blog, The Printed Page. Thank you so much for hosting this, Marcia!
If you're like me and insatiably curious about the books that enter people's homes, feel free to join us. Just click on that redhead to the left there to be taken to the heart of this week's action. It doesn't matter if you want to join in or just take a peek at those books, glorious books!
This past week was a slow one here at Casa Kittling, which suited me just fine. Everything seems to be blooming, the birds are courting and gathering nesting materials, and I've caught a humongous case of Spring Fever. Tuesday Denis and I are going to jump in the Jeep and go out on the Apache Trail to check on the wildflowers.
Last week, I sent 4 books to new Paperback Swap (PBS) foster homes and found a total of one in my mailbox. Since that one book is by the author of one of my all-time favorite books, I'm not complaining!
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & The Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan (PBS). "When Theodore Roosevelt vacated the Oval Office, he left a vast legacy of public lands under the stewardship of the newly created Forest Service. Immediately, political enemies of the nascent conservation movement chipped away at the foundations of the untested agency, lobbying for a return of the land to private interests and development. Then, in 1910, several small wildfires in the Pacific Northwest merge into one massive, swift, and unstoppable blaze, and the Forest Service is pressed into a futile effort to douse the flames. Over 100 firefighters died heroically, galvanizing public opinion in favor of the forests--with unexpected ramifications exposed in today's proliferation of destructive fires."
Here's hoping that all your mailboxes were filled to the brim with wonderful books. It's time for me to wander around to see what y'all got!
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.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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