Monday, January 4, 2010

Mailbox Monday, January 4, 2010

As most of you know Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Thank you once again Marcia for hosting this weekly event. :)

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This week in my mailbox I received:

The Ninth, by Harvey Sachs. A biography about Beethoven and his world during 1824, when he wrote the Ninth Symphony. The publisher calls this book, "part cultural history, part musical history, and part biography. I am excited to read this book as being a performer and serious musician Beethoven is one of my favorite composers.

The Culture of Excess, by J.R.Slosar
From the jacket:
In The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, Slosar portrays an America where the drive to succeed and the fear of missing out manifested itself not only in self-entitled corporate fraud, but in everything from sharp rises in obesity and cosmetic medical procedures to equally troubling increases in eating disorders, panic attacks and outbreaks of uncontrollable rage.
Wow! I started reading this one and it is very interesting so far.

Eternal on the Water, by Joseph Monninger

Mark Twain's Other Woman, by Laura Trombley
"A Hidden Story of His Final Fears"

Looks like I have quite the variety this week. Can't wait to see all of your books too!


Alice said...

I've never read any of these you have, but do enjoy them all! :D

Serena said...

Looks like a great list of books. Happy reading.

Susan O'Bryant said...

These all look so interesting, especially the one about Beethoven. Thanks for sharing your list! :)

bermudaonion said...

The Culture of Excess sounds like something we should all read.

Anna said...

I'm intrigued by the Mark Twain book. He never was an author I particularly enjoyed, but I visited his house as a child on a school field trip and he was a very interesting person. Enjoy your new books!

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