Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. Gwendolyn B.  of The Sea of Books is hosting for the month of July.

I r
eceived two books from Stacy of Stacy Books

1) An Introduction to Haiku by Harold Henderson:


 A fine selection of these short, succinct verses from over 600 years of Japanese history.

2) The Frenchwoman by Barbara Paul: 

Sent by her stepmother to England to marry a stranger whom she finds hard to trust, Juliette Delahousse finds herself condemned by neighbors for her French blood, surrounded by dangerous secrets, and falling in love with the wrong brother

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I am STILL reading Other Eyes by Barbara D'Amato






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Do you think it makes you NOT (or less) “well-read” if there are certain genres that you won’t read because you KNOW you won’t enjoy them? Why?

No way! It definitely does not make me feel like this. I don't wish to waste my time reading genres I don't like.


20 comments:

Veens said...

That Haiku book sounds interesting.

bermudaonion said...

Stacy is so sweet and generous! I hope you enjoy your new books!

Aisle B said...

Nice books from Stacy :)

Enjoy my dear :)

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh, I love the cover of the Haiku book!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I could never get the hang of writing haiku's.

Here is mine

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Frenchwoman looks good...hope you enjoy your books.

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Mystica said...

The Frenchwoman book sounds good.

trailsofthepen said...

I remember back in high school, our Literature teacher made us do an haiku assignment, it was kind of tough for me making sure works fall in the right way a haiku should. :D The second book sounds like you're up for a tear-jerker? Falling for the wrong brother. *gasps*

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hope you enjoy the books from Stacy - so nice of her.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Nice! have a great reading week!

Tribute Books Mama said...

The Frenchwoman caught my interest, enjoy!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/mailbox-monday-ugly-beauty-by-ruth.html

LibrarySnake said...

Very true, I don't like to waste time reading what I don't like either.

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/07/musing-mondays_11.html

caite said...

I just think you have to be careful not to think you will necessarily hate a book, just because it is in a certain genre.
a good book is a good book!

Vicki said...

I don't like certain genres, but do make exceptions once in a while and read something a friend suggests. There is one genre I WON'T read and that's erotica.

If you'd like to visit my Musing, you can find it Here

Kay said...

I've always been fascinated with haiku. I can't seem to write it, but I'm in awe of those who can. Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Haiku book would be interesting to read. I hope you enjoy your new books.

Irene said...

Looks like you've got some wonderful reading ahead.

Vasilly said...

I love haiku so I hope you enjoy An Introduction to Haiku. I need to see if my library has it. Happy reading and have a great week. :-)

stacybuckeye said...

So glad that you are enjoying the books :)

Anna said...

Ooh, the haiku book sounds really good. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.