Monday, June 29, 2009

Mailbox Monday

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In the mailbox this week:



Mooched:


20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo (2008)

Fiction, 204 pages; translated from the Chinese.

Village of Stone (2004) by the same author is one of my favourite novels. I can't
recommend it enough. I wanted to read this and her first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English dictionary for Lovers (2007). 20 Fragments arrived this week all the way from Australia. Thank you Pam.




The Gift Nobody Wants by Dr. Paul Brand with Philip Yancey (1993)

Non fiction, 340 pages; subtitled Why We Hurt and What We Can Do About It.

It's a surgeon's experience of a lifetime of working with people with leprosy around the world and what he learned about pain. Leprosy has been an interest of mine since childhood and I live with chronic pain. Mine is an old copy, it has been reprinted recently as The Gift of Pain and said to have helped people who read it. Also acquired via Bookmooch.


What reading goodies arrived in your mailbox this week?

Todays other posts: What Are You Reading on Mondays?
Musing Mondays:
Outstanding favorites read this year.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting books, I think I'd like to read The Gift of Pain, I'm also a chronic pain sufferer.

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  2. Interesting selection of books you received.

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  3. I hope The Gift Nobody Wants helps you too. Happy reading!

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  4. I sincerely hope that book will alleviate some of your pain. My mailbox is here Have a great week and happy reading.

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  5. 20 Fragments looks interesting. I've chosen her Chinese-English Dictionary book as one of our summer bookclub's reads this summer so it's reassuring to hear that another of her books is someone's favorite book. I always worry when I choose, especially if I've not read other works by the author so I can vouch for the writing, if not the actual book!

    Hope the other book helps you.

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  6. I love the cover of the first one.

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  7. I've never heard of 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, but the cover is beautiful. I hope the second book is useful; it sounds interesting. Happy reading!

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  8. those look like a couple of neat books...thanks for sharing them!

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