Monday, January 4, 2010

Mailbox Monday






My husband gave me two wonderful books for Christmas. We were out of town last week, so they are only making it to my Mailbox Monday list today.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thorton Wilder (a fancy, Easton Press edition of this book from the Modern Library's Top 100 list -- too bad I can't find a picture of the cover)


The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov (instead of editing Nabokov's recently-discovered notes into a complete novel, the publishers printed actual images of his index cards, with the text typed below each one -- really cool)




What also came in the mail for me (which I found when I got back to work today), was a lovely surprise from J.G. at Hotch Pot Cafe. She sent me a Christmas card and the "perfect present" -- a mouse-shaped cheese knife. I love it! So sweet of her and such a funny surprise. What a good example of the nice friends I've met through book blogging.  Thanks J.G.!




9 comments :

bermudaonion said...

I read The Bridge of San Luis Rey in high school and just loved it. I don't remember too many of the details, so i should probably re-read that one. Happy reading!

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks Bermuda! I read BSLR a few years ago, when I was working hard to finish the Modern Library list. I thought it was very good, but not one I would go back to. But this fancy edition has beautiful illustrations, so it makes me want to give it another go.

Vicki said...

Both of these are new ones to me!

Mine's Here

Serena said...

cute cheese knife! Happy reading and eating cheese.

DCMetroreader said...

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is terrific. I read it years ago & still think of when a death or a tragedy happens.

Allie said...

That knife is adorable!

J.G. said...

It's my pleasure to contribute to Mailbox Monday,and I'm so glad you like it! Does it go with your cheese plate?

Rose City Reader said...

JG -- Yes, it does go with the plate. It's perfect! I should get a picture of the plate for Show and Tell.

Rebecca :) said...

That cheese knife is too cute!

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