Monday, May 24, 2010

Mailbox Monday


After spending most of a very fun day antiquing in charming Aurora, Oregon, I stopped by one of my favorite library book stores, Second Hand Prose in Oregon City. I ended up with a nice stack of books for my Mailbox Monday list.

When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson (this is the third in her Jackson Brodie series and I am so looking forward to it)



Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910 - 1939 by Katie Roiphe (this looks fascinating and would count for one of my Bibliophilic Books Challenge books)



I, the King by Frances Parkinson Keyes (my mom was a big FPK fan growing up and she got me reading them years ago)



A Maggot by John Fowles (I have trepidation because, while I loved The French Lieutenant's Woman, I absolutely could not stand The Magus)



Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (I only recently read my first Sayers book and now I want to gobble them all)



Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (I've already read this Booker Prize winner, but I did not have a copy and it is one I may like to read again)



The End of My Career by Miles Franklin (I've gathered several volumes of her memoirs based only only enjoying the movie version of My Brilliant Career when I was in high school)

More Matter: Essays and Criticism by John Updike (another contender for the Bibliophilic Books Challenge)



What books came into your house last week?

15 comments :

Richard R. said...

Very interesting set, I wonder how long it will take you to read and give us your thoughts on them? Nice blog, I'll be checking back.

Staci said...

I want to read Atkinson's book!! Enjoy!

Rose City Reader said...

Richard -- Thanks for visiting! It will take me years to get to these books. Seriously. Books have to sit on my TBR shelf for a long time before they capture my reading fancy. Except the Kate Atkinson -- I want to get to that one as soon as possible.

Staci -- I do too! I recently read Case Histories, the first of the series, and have One Good Turn also on my TBR shelf. I have to read it before this one, but I hope to get to both of them this summer.

toothy said...

I haven't read any of Atkinson's books, but I've been meaning to start on them in forever!

You got so many great books this week! Can't wait to read all of your reviews of them.

Rose City Reader said...

Toothy -- Thanks for visiting Rose City Reader! I am new to Atkinson, but I have become a big fan of both her mysteries and her non-mystery books.

Nicola said...

A very interesting and eclectic selection of books! I loved When Will There Be Good News? so much!

Bookventures said...

You have a great selection of books there. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for passing by Bookventures today. Happy Reading !!!!!

Snowbell said...

I read the Kate Atkinson one and I really liked it (but then again I'm a big fan of hers)

Gwen said...

Uncommon Arrangements looks really intriguing!

Rose City Reader said...

Nicola -- "Eclectic" has such a nicer ring to it than "random"! :) Thanks for visiting!

Bookventures -- The thing about library stores is you never know what variety you will find. Thanks for stopping by!

Snowbell -- I'm a new Atkinson fan, but she has become a real favorite!

Gwen -- I know! I didn't even flip through it to see who the writers profiled are. It just looked so interesting, I didn't care.

Laura Fabiani said...

That's a fine collection of books you bought. Like you I like to read a variety of subjects. Enjoy your recently acquired stash! And thanks for visiting my blog.

Michael5000 said...

I'm currently listening to Case Histories on your recommendation. After a few chapters, I was making frowny faces and wondering why I had classified it as "detective." But it's definitely picking up at the 1/3 point.

Julie P said...

You definitely got quite a few books this week! Nice!

SueFitz said...

I'm sorry I guess my comment didn't go thru telling you I used your graphic this week. I'll take it down and use another

Rose City Reader said...

Sue -- Please don't! I hope you got my message about that!

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