Okay, I was waaaaay too happy finally having Rich home yesterday to do any blogging. But I didn't want to skip Mailbox Monday altogether...'cause I got me some good looking books! Plus, I thought I would use this as a chance to start up the Blame Game again. I'd stopped the last game early, because in my heart, it was so closely associated with Dewey. As any of you who would read the comments on those posts already know, Dewey and Nymeth had a hilarious little competition going on. The two of them never failed to make me smile, or laugh right out loud, when I posted the most recent tallies. Anyway, when I stopped the game, Nymeth was the winner. And when I asked her if she used the U.S. version of Amazon, she asked that instead of sending her a gift card, I donate the money to RIF in honor of Dewey. (Nymeth, I so hope it's okay that I shared that...it just was such a perfect thing to do.) And Nymeth's wonderful idea inspired me to start the game again...
Yep, the Blame Game is on again. And Dewey will still earn her points. And should she win, RIF will again get the prize. It just feels right.
So, what arrived in my house during the past week? And who's to blame?
*The Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan. Arrived just in time for Carl's mini-challenge over the weekend. But it was Becky's review of the first several stories that made me absolutely need to order it. :)
*A Nation of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet by Pamela Constable and Arturo Valenzuela and The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs. These two don't actually earn anyone any points. Though I sort of feel like I should being giving Eva part of the blame. See, I put those books on my wish list long ago, without help from anyone. But...Eva's World Citizen Challenge gave me just the excuse I needed to go ahead and order them. Thanks, Eva! :)
*Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple. The blame for this one is laid solely at Nymeth's feet for her review. I'd put this on my Paperback Swap wish list right after her review, and someone finally added it. :)
*Freak Show by James St. James. This is one of those dual points books. It was the combined "efforts" of Dewey's and Renay's reviews.
(This game will last through June 30th.)
By the way, I'm having a lot of fun watching the blame pile up over at Chris's and DesLily's, too!