Monday, March 10, 2014

Mailbox Monday - March 10

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

My mailbox wasn't too busy last week, which is a good thing because I'm not getting in as much reading time as usual. I've been tired thanks to battling some allergy issues, and I'm studying and performing research for my middle grade historical.

Thanks to an Amazon gift card, I treated myself to Anne's World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables

The recent 100 year anniversary of the first publication of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables has inspired renewed interest in one of Canada's most beloved fictional icons. The international appeal of the red-haired orphan has not diminished over the past century, and the cultural meanings of her story continue to grow and change. The original essays in Anne's World offer fresh and timely approaches to issues of culture, identity, health, and globalization as they apply to Montgomery's famous character and to today's readers.

In conversation with each other and with the work of previous experts, the contributors to Anne's World discuss topics as diverse as Anne in fashion, the global industry surrounding Anne, how the novel can be used as a tool to counteract depression, and the possibility that Anne suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Anne in translation and its adaptation for film and television are also considered. By establishing new ways to examine one of popular culture's most beloved characters, the essays of Anne's World demonstrate the timeless and ongoing appeal of L.M. Montgomery's writing.

The book contains several interesting photos of various book covers, plus an image of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

I also picked up this Kindle freebie.

Josh Jones realizes his family isn't typical, but it's the only life he's ever known. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have shaped the young man he has become. But as he grows into manhood, Josh begins to face important questions about life, love, and faith. Three million books sold in the series!

I've never read books by this author, but I've seen movies based upon her books. I hope this year I'll explore a couple of her books.

What was in your mailbox?


Shoshanah said...

I've read the Anne of Green Gables several times, so I can't help but be excited about Anne's World. It definitely looks like one I need to find more about! Happy reading!

Shoshanah said...

I've read the Anne of Green Gables several times, so I can't help but be excited about Anne's World. It definitely looks like one I need to find more about! Happy reading!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Anne's World has caught my attention...and reminds me of a collection of the original books that I have on my Kindle. Need to start has been years since I read the first books.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

RAnn said...

I loved the Anne of Green Gables books but that one doesn't appeal to me. I read Oke's book; it was an ok read.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I like an empty mailbox week once in a while - a chance to catch up :) Hope the allergy issues clear up soon!

Patty Woodland said...

Amazon GCs are fun

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Laurel, I might have the same collection on my Kindle. Thanks for the get well wishes, Mary.

Vicki said...

Both look interesting!

My oldest son, my daughter and two of my grandkids have allergies so I know they aren't fun. Hope you're better soon.

Elizabeth said...

Once Upon A Summer looks very good.

ENJOY all your books.

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