Monday, October 20, 2008
Mailbox Monday, or, the week I took a flying leap off the wagon.
So after several weeks of being very good, and not increasing my book mountain by hardly anything, this week I officially jumped off the wagon. I admit, while I was proud of myself, I was also going through withdrawals. Thankfully, I got another fix this week, and it looked like this:
Four books from swapping sites, 1 book from Reading Group Gold, 1 book from Marcia, and 5 from B&N, which brings the total for the week to 11 new books.
These are all from Barnes & Noble - I can't resist that bargain books section, especially with free shipping. I got:
Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien - yummy historical fiction about the scandal surrounding Henry Ward Beecher's adultery case
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen - rich kids in 1900s Manhattan. I really want this to be a period Gossip Girl. (I LOVE that show!)
The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey - picked up solely because it's a novel about Gustav Klimt, whose paintings I love.
Seed to Harvest by Octavia Butler - her four Patternist novels collected into one volume.
Incantation by Alice Hoffman - Andi just read this, so I can't wait to hear what she thought!
The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir is from Marcia - thanks Marcia! I love Alison Weir, so I know this one will be a hit for me.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay was from Reading Group Gold. It's such a hit-or-miss program that I'm always surprised when something actually shows up.
The rest are from book swapping sites:
The Last Plantaganets by Thomas B. Costain - I think my excitement to get my hands on Sharon Kay Penmann's latest has made me want to read about all things British monarchy. It's so much fun!!
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin - I've skimmed through this before, and loved the author's essays and accompanying recipes - I think I might actually try to cook some of them.
Life After God by Douglas Coupland - the title completely sucked me in.
The Dragon Queen by Alice Borchardt - and finally, a re-telling of the Gunievere story, which I also apparently can never pass up.
I have to say this was a great week. What did your mailbox bring you? Stop by Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page and join in the fun!