Monday, October 18, 2010

Mailbox Monday 10.18.10

Hosted this month by she reads and reads.

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.

Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England, cannot give up on her husband-even when he goes insane. And as mother to the House of Lancaster's last hope, she cannot give up on her son-even when all England turns against him. This gripping tale of a queen is at its heart a tender tale of love: passionate, for her husband, and motherly, for her only son.

From Sourcebooks. Release date: January 1st.

With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we reallyknow of the inner Julia?

Now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia, open the window on Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written.

Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters show Julia, first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to Nice, Germany, and Norway.

With commentary by the noted food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these astonishing letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.

From Netgalley. Release date: December 1st.

And while not a book, I'd like to share what else I got in the mail last week. I was excited to find out that I won the September contest on Deanna Raybourn's website! I won a Tea For Me set and a pack of loose leaf Darjeeling Tea from Kungaloosh! I haven't tried the tea yet, but the Tea For Me set is so cute and nifty. Here are some pics:


Joanne said...

Oh, what a cute tea set! Lucky you for being the winner! I love Deanna Raybourn's books, and I just reviewed Dark Road to Darjeeling....wonderful!

Have a great week!

Alyce said...

I have got to get a copy of that Julia Child book when it comes out!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Julia Child book sounds interesting. Love that tea set. It's just what every reader needs! Enjoy!

Elysium said...

Ooh, I'm so jealous of The Queen of Last Hopes! Can't wait to get my hands on it! Hope you enjoy it :)

Cathy said...

As Always, Julia sounds wonderful. Happy reading!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

What a sweet tea set! I read a Susan Higginbotham book last year and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to hearing more about her new book!

Suko said...

Love the books and adorable tea set. Enjoy! :)

avisannschild said...

I was pretty excited that there was a character with my first name in the Julie and Julia movie -- as you can imagine, that doesn't happen very often! I need to get my hands on that book! Congrats for winning that lovely tea set!

avisannschild said...

Huh, I guess I should have mentioned in my comment that my name is Avis -- otherwise my comment above doesn't make much sense!