Mailbox Monday ~ Monday 30th
** I did visit everyone this past week but couldn’t leave comments on some blogs because Blogger commenting was being pesky. Sorry! **
Two books for me this week.
Memoir ~ The Midwife: A memoir of birth, joy, and hard times by Jennifer Worth (new-to-me author/FSB publicist)
At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife to postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies — from the plucky, warmhearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children, to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side — illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, The Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.
Memoir ~ The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose (new-to-me author/Hachette publicist).
No drinking. No smoking. No cursing. No dancing. No R-rated movies.
Kevin Roose wasn’t used to rules like these. As a sophomore at Brown University, he spent his days drinking fair-trade coffee, singing in an a cappella group, and fitting right in with Brown’s free-spirited, ultra-liberal student body. But when Roose leaves his Ivy League confines to spend a semester at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school in Lynchburg, Virginia, obedience is no longer optional.
What books came into your house last week? Don’t forget to leave a link to your Mailbox post or a list of books if you don’t have a blog.