Monday, September 6, 2010
Mailbox Monday (39)
Posted by Laura at Library of Clean Reads on September 06, 2010 in Mailbox Monday | Comments : 7
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?