Date: July 7, 2010
Prepared by: Acquisitions Department for A Reader's Respite
Subject: Weekly Acquisitions Report
It's been a hectic week for our Acquisitions Department. Our blog secretary is more than a little peeved at the influx of books and got all dressed up in his Aragorn warrior costume to better convey his displeasure with the amount of work, what with all the categorizing and shelving required. We suspect he'll get over it in time and in the interim we requested he take the horse back to the barn, please.
Here's what has gotten his tail-feathers all ruffled.....
The Sixth Surrender, by Hana Samek Norton. Another Eleanor of Aquitaine-ish novel, this came zipping in from the Amazon Vine Program so that A Reader's Respite could participate in a Buddy Read over at Historical Fiction Online.
Belong to Me, by Marisa de los Santos. Highly, highly recommended by You've Gotta Read This!, we're grateful that Sandy warned us that this is a prequel to Love Walked In. Whew. Disaster narrowly averted.
My Lobotomy: A Memoir, by Charles Flemming. This one came recommended on some podcast we were listening to a couple months back. Wish we could remember which one, but our brain is like a sieve these days. The author was forced to undergo a lobotomy at the age of 12 (!) and this is his story. Another purchase from good ol' B&N.
Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow. Holy. Mother. of. God.....this 800+ page book arrived in the mail (all 25 pounds of it....kidding...not really) so that we could participate in a blog tour this fall. A Reader's Respite doesn't normally participate in tour thingys, but made an exception for this because Chernow is simply the best of the best when it comes to American history biographies.