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Monday, July 20, 2009

Mailbox Monday July 20th

Hello and Welcome to Mailbox Monday!!

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I didn't get my post ready and was going to skip. But as I went around commenting, I thought... I want to share too! So here is my quick post.

This week I got The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny.

and

I won a copy of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's, A Disgraceful Affair from The Bluestocking Society.
I won a drawing there. Thank you Jessica.


On a somber note, rest in peace Frank McCourt
Francis "Frank" McCourt (19 August 1930 - 19 July 2009) was an Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, best known as the author of Angela's Ashes

10 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I got The Brutal Telling too. In fact, I got two, for some bizarre reason!

Serena said...

I have not read this Fyodor Dostoyevsky work. My attempt at reading Brothers Karamazov failed, but I enjoyed Crime & Punishment.

Amy said...

I received The Brutal Telling too! But only 1 copy! I'm going to try to start it this week.
I haven't read that Dostoyevsky. I look forward to hearing how you like it. I imagine it will be a good, challenging and interesting read as all of his books are.
So sad about Frank McCourt but it sounds like he suffered long enough.

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh they both sound interesting, I hope you enjoy reading them! :)

bermudaonion said...

I hope you enjoy your new books!! I was sad to hear about Frank McCourt's passing too.

Margot said...

I hadn't heard about Frank McCourt. How sad but thanks for letting us know.

Kelly @ The Novel Bookworm said...

I loved Angela's Ashes, RIP Frank McCourt!

I hope I get A Brutal Telling!

Dar said...

I saw the Brutal Telling on Shelf Awareness but didn't request it. I wasn't sure it was for me. I look forward to hearing what you think of it when you get to it. Yes, very sad about Frank McCourt. Remember when we read Angela's Ashes? That was such a good book.

Anna said...

You got some interesting books. My Mailbox post is here.

So sad about McCourt. He was a very gifted story-teller.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Sheila DeChantal said...

I am currently reading Angela's Ashes. I started while he was sick.... I think it made me feel closer to him as he went through his final days.

An amazing author.