Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox (9)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is where you share the recent books you've bought/received/taken out from the library.
I only have one new book to show you all this week! Actually, it's not really new - I've had it sitting around for a while. But, I haven't talked about it yet so I figured I'd showcase it this week for my IMM post.

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. (From Goodreads)

So that's the book that I'm about to start reading! My review of Daughters of Fortune should be up tomorrow. What's in your mailbox? Feel free to leave a link.

19 comments:

Whitney said...

I read Reading Lolita in Tehran last year and loved it! I hope you do too.

Dana said...

Oh I read this book earlier this year and enjoyed it, definitely a great read for a book lover ;)

Morgan said...

I've never heard of this book but it sounds really good and I love the cover. I'll be watching out for your Daughters of Fortune review.

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome book! I'm interested in it, I think it'll be beautiful.

Here's my IMM for the week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/04/in-my-mailbox-42410.html

I hope you have an awesome Sunday!
Laura from the Bookie Bunch ;D

The Library Lurker said...

This book looks very good! I hope that you enjoy it!

Emidy said...

Whitney - Glad to hear that! I hope I do, also.

Dana - Great, I can't wait to get started! And I agree, it sounds perfect for a book lover.

Morgan - I like the cover too!

Laura - It sounds great, doesn't it? Thanks for visiting!

The Library Lurker - Thank you! I'm excited to get started.

Sasha said...

Looks really interesting! Happy reading :)

Nymeth said...

Such a great book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Candace said...

I have this book too! I tried to read it a couple years ago and it just wasn't hitting the spot at the time and now it's just been sitting on my shelf forever. I'll have to give it a try again.

Sara said...

This book sounds really interesting! I haven't heard of it before. I can't wait to see what you think of it. Happy reading :D

Christina T said...

I didn't finish this (I got it from the library and ran out of time) but I did like what I read. I hope you love it!

Deb said...

I read this book a few years ago and loved it. Such a great book. Enjoy.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this looks really interesting! i hadn't heard of it before.

Carina said...

I read this one last year, it's fantastic!

My mailbox is here.

Stephanie said...

I hope you enjoy Reading Lolita as much as I did!

Kristin said...

I've never heard of this one before...can't wait to see your review of it.

Here's my IMM.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

I've never heard of this one (like most of the books you read, hehe. I'm make a bad name for bookworms.), but the summary sounds promising and very touching. Hope you enjoy, and I'll be looking forward to your thoughts! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Way cool.

dArLyN said...

I so want to read this!