Where I share my love of books with reviews, features, giveaways and memes. Family and needlepoint are thrown in from time to time.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Mondays is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page so drop by and see what everyone else got in their box last week!

I received two books in the mail last week -

I won The Memorist by M.J. Rose from a blogger's giveaway. I feel very bad but I don't know who I won it from! From the book cover: The dreads are back. As a child, Meer Logan was haunted by memories of another time and place, always accompanied by the faint strains of elusive music. Now the past has reached out again in the form of a strange letter that sets her on a journey to Vienna to unlock the mystery of who she once was.

With each step she comes closer to remembering connections between a clandestine reincarnationist society, a lost flute linked to Ludwig van Beethoven, and David Yalom, a journalist who understands all too well how the past affects the future.

David knows loss firsthand-terrorism is a reality that cost him his family. He's seen every solution promised by security experts around the world-and he's seen every solution fail. Now, in a concert hall in Vienna, in a single, violent act he plans to force the world to understand the cost of those failures. Because those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it...

I can't wait for the chance to start this book!

The second book I received as one of my choices through PaperBack Swap. It is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. From the cover: Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.


Kathleen said...

Wow congrats on winning the Memorist. I really want to read it. Here's my mailbox

Shana said...

I want to read The Memorist too. And The Alchemist is a very memorable book. I read it years ago, and I can still remember how it made me FEEL.

My MM post is HERE.

Anonymous said...

It looks like you got some great books. I love your header, by the way.

Unknown said...

Ohhh - the Alchemist sounds very interesting! I can't wait to hear how you like it. Congratulations on your win!

:) Wendi

Here's my Mailbox!

Kitty said...

The Memorist sounds good. I'll have to add that to my wish list.

TexasRed said...

I loved The Alchemist. I read it before starting my first career-related job and it was amazing.


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