Monday, October 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday -- October 17th




The reason why I love Mondays -- Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Savvy Verse & Wit. Below are the books I received this week:


1) Following Atticus by Tom Ryan. Publisher's Summary. A middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaper editor Tom Ryan and a little dog, Atticus M. Finch, are an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but after a close friend dies of cancer, the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter. Tom and Atticus set out on an adventure of a lifetime that takes them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. Little did they know that their most difficult test would lie ahead, after they returned home. . . .

Following Atticus is ultimately a story of transformation: how a five-pound puppy pierced the heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman, opening his eyes to the world’s beauty and its possibilities. An unforgettable saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, it’s an inspiring tale of finding love and discovering your true self.

Thanks to Harper Audio!

2) Five Chiefs by John Paul Stevens. Publisher's Summary. When he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third longest serving Justice in American history (1975-2010)--only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time.

In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices--Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts--that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts. Along the way, he will discuss his views of some the most significant cases that have been decided by the Court from Vinson, who became Chief Justice in 1946 when Truman was President, to Roberts, who became Chief Justice in 2005.

Packed with interesting anecdotes and stories about the Court, Five Chiefs is an unprecedented and historically significant look at the highest court in the United States.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group!

14 comments:

  1. Would love to read the Five Chiefs book. There must be a lot of interesting stuff there!

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  2. Both of these sound really good Kim - enjoy.

    Hope u have a great week.

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  3. Wonderful mailbox. Looks like you got some great books! Have a great reading week.

    Have a look at my haul of free e-books this week!!

    Here is my post!

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  4. Following Atticus sounds intriguing. Happy reading.

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  5. These both sound very interesting. I hope you enjoy both books!

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  6. These are both new to me. Hope you enjoy them!

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  7. Enjoy! both of your reads.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/mailbox-monday_17.html

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  8. Enjoy your new books :)

    *hoping I will get some tomorrow* :)

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  9. Five Chiefs...I'm intrigued. Happy reading!

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  10. That Five Chiefs book sounds fascinating. I hope you enjoy both books!

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  11. I bet Five Chiefs is fascinating! Enjoy!

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  12. Five Chiefs sounds interesting to me. Enjoy them both!

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  13. Five Chiefs promises to be insightful. Enjoy your reading!

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  14. I'll bet Five Chiefs will be interesting!

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