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!


  1. The Big Burn sounds like a fascinating story.

  2. Boy, do I need a week like that! I'm totally impressed. I hope you enjoy your new book.

  3. Checking on wildflowers sounds like fun! The Big Burn sounds interesting. Have a great week!

  4. That does sound like a great read!! I'm going to have to look into the author. You've peaked my interest.

    Here's mine for this week.

  5. It sounds like a really interesting and educational read. Have a great week and happy reading. Have fun on your jeep tour.

  6. Looks like a fascinating book. My MM is here.

  7. DC-- It does, and it's about a subject that means a great deal to me. One thing that I've learned in my reading is that Teddy Roosevelt is one of our most fascinating Presidents!

    Kathy-- I think I will because I love Eagan's other book so much.

    Beth-- You have a great week, too. Thanks for stopping by!

    Tweezle-- Eagan's The Worst Hard Time is one of my all-time favorite books... non-fiction that reads like the best fiction.

    Kaye-- We will, although I'm certainly glad we postponed it until Thursday!

    Puss-- I'm heading your way!


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