Monday, June 8, 2009

Mailbox Monday

I've been inclined lately to post my weekly book acquisitions because so many seem to be flowing in these days. This past week, most really did arrive in the mail, so this is officially part of The Printed Page's Mailbox Monday feature. Wall Street by Steve Fraser (I am reviewing this for the July edition of the Internet Review of Books) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (a late, but much appreciated, birthday present) Women in Their Beds by Gina Berricault (winner of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN/Faulkner prizes) A Bromfield Galaxy by Louis Bromfield (including three novels: the Pulitzer-winning Early Autumn, The Green Bay Tree, and A Good Woman) Au Revoir to All That (from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program) The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan (another National Book Critics Circle prize winner) Birds by Jeffrey Fisher (my favorite cover of all of them) When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro Atget's Paris, part of the Icons series published by Taschen Panoramas of Promise: Pacific Northwest Cities and Towns on Nineteenth-Century Lithographs by John W. Reps The last four did not come in the mail. I got them at Ampersand when I went in to spend the $25 gift certificate I won in the April contest on Reading Local. The monthly prize is now up to $100 in gift certificates.

10 comments :

bermudaonion said...

You got some great looking books. You're in for a treat when you read Guernsey.

Rose City Reader said...

I'm particularly looking forward to that one. Everyone I know who has read has loved it.

SuziQoregon said...

Oh I thoroughly enjoyed Guernsey. Hope you do too!!

Bluestocking said...

Man that looks good. ere is Mine

Mary said...

Great list! I liked Guernsey, enjoy :)

Heather said...

Wow! That's quite the haul! I've heard good things about the Guernsey book.

Rebecca :) said...

These look great! When We Were Orphans is one I haven't heard of, but one that I might enjoy. Glad to see you've joined in on the MM postings. They are some of my favorite posts. Happy reading!

Nicole said...

Nice haul. You really cleaned up this week. I just read a review of Guernsey that has me looking forward to it.

Sandra said...

I really enjoyed Guernsey too and When We Were Orphans is my favourite Ishiguro book. Those on French themes sound interesting. A very nice variety of reading there, enjoy.

Rose City Reader said...

OK, Guernsey is moving to the top of my list. Can't wait.

Although the Ishiguro book is calling my name as well. But he is one of those authors who I think is so good that I don't read his books -- like I don't want to get through all of them and not have any left. Nabokov is another like that. Crazy, I know.

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