Monday, November 30, 2009

Mailbox Monday




Between vacation, Thanksgiving, and putting up the Christmas tree this weekend, there wasn't any time for book shopping. But my Mailbox Monday list is not entirely blank, thanks to the communal stack of books at our rental cabin.  One of my favorite things about a vacation is finding books up for grabs, left behind by prior visitors. On this trip, I found one book left behind that I was excited about:

Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin



I'm looking forward to this one!

And in keeping with the community spirit, we left behind the book Hubby finished: In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Albano. For cabin visitors like my husband who really only enjoy a book if it involves sled dogs, glaciers, and cannibalism.



8 comments :

bermudaonion said...

Oooh, the Jane Austen book does look great!

Marie said...

I think I want to read IN THE LAND OF WHITE DEATH. Looks fascinating! :-)

Mary said...

Jane Austen: A Life sounds like a good book. I'll have to look for it.

DCMetroreader said...

I usually love anything having to do with Jane Austen so I think it sounds promising. Enjoy your books!

JoAnn said...

Jane Austen: A Life is on my nightstand. I really need to get started!

JaneGS said...

I finally got around to reading the Tomalin bio of Austen in 2009 and it is first rate--the best bio of Austen, imo, and one of the best books that I read in 2009.

Enjoy :)

Rose City Reader said...

Oh, I am glad to hear that the Austen bio is legit. I didn't recognize it and had no idea if it was good or silly.

I recently (re)read the six J.A. novels in chron order. Now I am in the mood for a biography.

Serena said...

Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin would be great for the Austen Challenge. Happy reading.

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