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Monday, September 6, 2010

Mailbox Monday (39)

It's time for Mailbox Monday, a fun meme created by Marcia at The Printed Page. It has now gone on tour and for the month of September will be hosted by Kathy at Bermudaonion's Weblog. (If you want to join in on the fun, just click and see what others have received in their mailboxes.) Two great books this week!

The Momnificent Life: Healthy and Balanced Living for Busy Moms by Lori Radun (ReviewTheBook.com)

Authentic and empowering, The Momnificent! Life ~ Healthy and Balanced Living for Busy Moms by Lori Radun is an important work of nonfiction, which can play a significant role in creating healthy families based on the concept that mothers are role models and that the path to a happy family begins with a happy mother. Prepare to be inspired, get ready to celebrate balance and begin learning how to create your own support network using savvy concrete advice on money, time and health management, not to mention a number of clear directives on how to have fun.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman ( bought at Amazon.ca)


The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a "good parts version" of "S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure." Morgenstern's original was filled with details of Florinese history, court etiquette, and Mrs. Morgenstern's mostly complimentary views of the text. Much admired by academics, the "Classic Tale" nonetheless obscured what Mr. Goldman feels is a story that has everything: "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles."
Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came from Florin, abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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7 comments :

  1. For years I wanted The Princess Bride book...and had forgotten that I did. Thanks for the reminder! Will you do a post when you read it? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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  2. Ohhhhh the Princess Bride. Loved the cover. Hope it comes through with rave reviews and will come back to check on it.

    Enjoy the reads :)

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  3. The Momnificient Life sounds like a very helpful book!

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  4. Both books are very different but both look good! I'll be watching for your thoughts on both of them! Enjoy!

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  5. I've never read The Princess Bride... I watched the movie years ago and of course LOVED it.

    Discovered your blog on the Mailbox Monday Mr. Linky and was thrilled that you only review clean books! = )

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  6. I've seen the Princess Bride movie so many times I can quote it all. I've never read the book though. Look forward to your review!

    Enjoy!

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  7. The Princess Bride is my favorite! Of course, I am only talking about the movie though as I have been a sorely deprived person with never getting to read the book! I will be adding this one to my wish list!

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