Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Mailbox Monday...but Tuesday
My books came to me via Borders and Goodwill. So, my ARC mailbox was empty, but in a way that helps me to catch up a bit now that I am officially on vacation as of today. Yippee!! Can you believe I had a chorus of four greyhounds roo-ing me to wake up at 6:00AM. A barking alarm clock that I didn't even have to set. I hope that the alarm goes off a bit later tomorrow. Ugh!
So what did I do my first day of vacation? I cleaned, of course. I organized my TBR books and bookcases. Then I finished reading The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown, one of the Early Reviewer books from LT. I use a lot of baskets for books that are pending review or TBR. How about you?
How often do you have to organize your books? Are you a pile person? Do you keep every book on shelves or in bookcases? How do you separate different books in your home?
I'm so curious, because sometimes I feel overwhelmed with piles. Today, I feel much better.
Here are my new books that a few bookstores gave to me after I paid them....
-The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara...I have read this before, but I'm going to Gettysburg next Monday and I have to read it again.
-Slavery by Another Name, Douglas A. Blackmon
-The Negro's Civil War, James McPherson
-The New Civil War Handbook, by Mark Hughes
-Brady's Civil War Journal, Savas
-Women in the Civil War, Mary Elizabeth Massey...
As you can see, I'm really into Civil War books right now. With a few exceptions.
-Andrew Carnegie, David Nasaw...I've been anxious to read this biography and it was on a super clearance table. Yippee!!!
-Mr. Timothy,Louis Bayard...A novel about Tiny Tim grown up.
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