After a busy weekend full of Christmas shopping and science fair projects, the time just flew by. It's already time for another Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page where bookworms share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week.
Please forgive me for not including the book covers today. I still have a review for a blog tour to post, and I'm exhausted from the busy weekend. I'm barely functioning this morning.
Here are the books I recently added to my stacks:
The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens, from Hachette
Miracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus by Jeanne McNaney and David Cochard (illus.), from Phenix & Phenix
I made out like a bandit at the library sale on Saturday. I got all these for $2.75!
Hiroshima by John Hersey
When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
The Statement by Brian Moore
As you can see, these are all books to be added to my World War II collection. Mein Kampf caused my husband to raise his eyebrows, but for me, it's all in the interests of expanding my knowledge of the war. It's been said that if people paid more attention to what Hitler said in his book (he clearly spells out his beliefs about race, etc.), history could have unfolded differently. I don't plan to read it from cover to cover, as I've heard it's dry and boring, and I figured it wouldn't break me to spend 50 cents just to flip through it a bit. Anyway...
What books did you add to your shelves recently?