Hello and Happy Monday:
Welcome to Mailbox Monday hosted by Marica at the Printed Page. It is a great big Monday blog event to see what books arrived this past week(s). I saved about three weeks of books to add on this lovely Monday. I will be around on Mailbox Monday but I am seriously cutting off the supply of books coming to my house, so that I can systematically devour my piles.
Hachette Book Group.
(see my giveaway ending April 27th for this one.)
I received Black Hills by Dan Simmons (Audiobook) I am so eager to bust this one out and listen. Thank you Hachette Book Group.
A bit about this book:In BLACK HILLS, Dan Simmons weaves the stories of Paha Sapa and Custer together seamlessly, depicting a violent and tumultuous time in the history of Native Americans and the United States Army.
The other audio book that I received is: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith. Thank you Hachette Books. Please enter my giveaway here.
From Stephanie at Workman, I received: College in a Nutskull, compliled and edited by Professor Anders Henriksson.
About the book:
He's back. Anders Henriksson, author of The New York Times bestseller Non Campus Mentis (retitled Ignorance Is Blitz), returns with even funnier, nuttier, more outrageous material culled from the actual exam books of real college students. And it's a hoot that covers all subjects of the core curriculum, including: American History: "The Underground Railroad was built as the nation's first public transit system." Art: "Cubism is art from Cuba." Religion: "Moses led his Islams out of Egypt. Bananas from heaven arrived to feed the hungry people. These events are described in the Book of Zeus." Philosophy: "Plato did his thinking in the Cave of Al Gore." Economics: "The theory of surplus value is Marx’s idea that you always shop with coupons." Music: "Bach's sacred choral music includes the B Minor Mess. . . . All one million of his famed works can be found in his BMW. He had over one hundred children and was, of course, very famous for his work with his organ. Two of his successful sons were Jesus Christ Bach and Bacherini." Literature: "Jay Gatsby moved to East Egg because it would be a good place to raise his chickens." And Psychology—or is it Theater Arts: "Most people are either straight, gay, or thespian."
Published in the irresistible form of a spiral notebook, a pure parody of a course-by-course study guide (complete with doodles), College in a Nutskull is stuff that just cannot be made up—bloopers and blunders and desperate attempts to bluff the right answer, woven together to give a hilarious, unintentionally brilliant report on the state of American higher education. A comedy, that is, for anyone not paying tuition.
And once again from the wonderful Hachette book Group, I received The Cradle by Patrick Somerville. Please enter my Giveaway.
Thank you for the books publishers. Everyone have a great week. I hope you can read to your hearts contents.