Posts Tagged ‘memes’

Mailbox Monday # 3

March 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page and is leading to a towering pile of books in my bedroom.

This week Julie at FSB Associates sent me Alice In Wonderland and Philosophy. This book is part of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series and it comes at a perfect time with Alice opening in theaters last weekend. I have always loved Lewis Carrol’s Alice and when I complete the review I might have to make it part of an Alice in Wonderland themed week!

Here is a quick taste of the book:

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has fascinated children and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce us to such oddities as a blue caterpillar who smokes a hookah, a cat whose grin remains after its head has faded away, and a White Queen who lives backward and remembers forward? Is it all just nonsense? Was Carroll under the influence? This book probes the deeper underlying meaning in the Alice books and reveals a world rich with philosophical life lessons. Tapping into some of the greatest philosophical mind that ever lived– Aristotle, Hume, Hobbes, and Nietzsche– Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy explores life’s ultimate questions through the eyes of perhaps the most endearing heroine in all of literature.” (back cover)


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Mailbox Monday #2

March 1, 2010

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page and is quickly leading to a toppling TBR pile!

This week I received my first “official” book in the mail for review.

I received Hiking Through Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail by Paul V. Stutzman. I am really excited to start reading this book. Look out for my review later this month.

Did anything exciting arrive in your mailbox this week?

Mailbox Monday #1

February 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. It is a chance for readers to share the books that came into their house in the past week (not including library books). This weekend I picked up a few books to take on my vacation next week. Some of them fit into my current reading challenges and some of them just looked really interesting.

  1. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  2. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  3. City of Thieves by David Benioff
  4. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee
  5. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I can’t wait to get to the airport and start reading!