Monday, April 12, 2010

Mailbox Monday



While waiting for a jury last Friday (we are still waiting today), I went for a walk to stave off the jitters and, not surprisingly, ended up doing a little book shopping. I found several for my Mailbox Monday list.

Encore Provence by Peter Mayle (which it turns out I already have and have already read, but this Penguin edition is so pretty that it makes me want to read it again)



A Friend From England by Anita Brookner (because I am in a Brookner mood ever since learning the term "Aga saga" from Frances Mayes's A Year in the World)



The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald



Time's Arrow by Martin Amis



All would count for the Typically British challenge.

28 comments :

Caitlin said...

I just watched Anthony Bourdain in Provence this past weekend on On Demand and it was marvelous - made me want to go there.

Rose City Reader said...

Caitlin -- I can understand! So does the cover of this book.

Lady Q said...

Nice books this week! Thanks for stopping by Let Them Read Books!

Anna said...

These all sound good but The Golden Child caught my eye. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Alayne said...

I've never heard of these but I hope you enjoy! I'll keep an eye out for the reviews. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

SocrMom78 said...

I LOVED "A Year in Provence". I should pick up the "Encore Provence" too. :)

Hannah Stoneham said...

This looks like an excellent collection. i hope that you enjoy!

Hannah

Rose City Reader said...

Lady Q -- I love the name of your blog!

Anna -- Golden Child looks really good. I like her books, and this one sounds like it has a little mystery in it, which could make it even better.

Alayne -- You are always good about visiting others' MM posts, so I am trying to do the same.

SocrMom -- I read all his Y.I.P. books years ago, but I am ready for a complete re-read I think.

Rose City Reader said...

Hannah -- You snuck in while I was typing. Thanks for visiting!

Wanda said...

Pretty cool finding four books that fit a challenge, happy reading!

Kris said...

Excellent selection of books! Thanks so much for stopping in at my blog!

Amused said...

I love that cover on the Mayle book too! I've read lots of his Provence books and loved them all!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

That cover had me right away too! It really is eye catching and beautiful.
I will have to check it out.

bermudaonion said...

I don't blame you about Encore Provence - Peter Mayle's books are a treat.

Booksnyc said...

Book shopping is a great way to work off some stress - much healthier than many other options I could think of!

The cover to Peter Mayle's book is beautiful!

Suko said...

Enjoy your new books! I agree with Anna, The Golden Child looks especially promising.
My mailbox is smaller: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/04/mini-mailbox-monday.html

Caitlin said...

My husband and I actually had a long conversation after the Anthony Bourdain about whether we could retire somewhere like Provence. He's decided to look at the money over the long term and try to budget for it. I doubt we can afford it, but it's good to dream!

Tea said...

Great books, I would love to know your thoughts of Penelope Fitzgeralds'Golden Child. I never feel like her characters reveal any emotions in her books. I'm sure this is my problem by not feeling what I should feel. I never stop giving her another chance. Had this very book in my hand last week.

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com

Rose City Reader said...

So many visitors! How fun! It takes my mind of waiting for this jury!!!!!!!! The stress is killing me!

Thanks for all the comments and links. I'll go on a quick round of visits now.

shelburns said...

Looks like you made the best of a not so good moment...enjoy your books!

fredamans said...

Somme great reads!!!!

Staci said...

Looks like some great reads!!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What lovely looking books! Much pleasure to you...and thanks for visiting my blog.

Ryan G said...

Sounds like you have some wonderful hours of reding ahead of you. Enjoy them all.

pinkilili said...

Lovely books! I think I'd enjoy the Peter Mayle one especially.

I hate it when I get books that I've already read or have but then you can always pass them on to friends.

Laura Fabiani said...

I've heard about Time's Arrow. It's not your typical book about traveling back in time. I'm tempted to read it for my Time Travel challenge. Enjoy your books! And thanks for visiting Library of Clean Reads.

Mystica said...

The Peter Mayle cover is gorgeous. I've two of his books and the Martin Amis - will wait for your review on this. Thanks for highlighting your finds

mattviews said...

for visiting my blog. I'm glad you did because now I've got so many new ideas for reading from your blog. :)

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