Monday, June 14, 2010

Mailbox Monday


Last week was a busy book week. I met a friend for lunch in Lake Oswego, and had time to browse around Booktique while I was there -- always a fruitful activity -- and I went to the Rose City Used Book Fair this weekend. So I have another long list for Mailbox Monday.

The Big Squeeze by Jim Cirni (cool, Soho Crime edition)



A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold (Where did I just read about this? Was it in The Echo Maker by Richard Powers?)



My Petition for More Space by John Hersey (I keep collecting Hersey novels, but I don't even remember if I like them)



Cities of the Plain by Marcel Proust (which has both volumes of what is also called Sodom and Gomorrah. One of these days, I am going to read the whole thing)



The Summing Up by W. Somerset Maugham (nonfiction, commentary and memoirs)

The Glass-Blowers by Daphne Du Maurier (I have also been collecting her books without reading them -- better get started)



The Great American Novel by Philip Roth



Wild Flowers of the World by Brian Morley (really beautiful -- this bad picture of the cover doesn't do it justice)



8 comments :

Birdie said...

Om nom nommy bookies!

Also, you have an award over at my blog

*Huggles*

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Wild Flowers of the World sounds like a beautiful book! You found some great books!

Alayne said...

The Glass Blowers = Awesome. I've desperately been wanting to read more of her books. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Suko said...

Happy reading! Your choices are excellent.

Here's my mailbox: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday-summer-books.html

Rose City Reader said...

Birdie -- Thanks! I'll come over.

Beth -- The wildflower book is really beautiful. It is a big book and FULL of paintings of flowers. I love it.

Alayne -- Good to know! I never hear much about her books, besides Rebecca. This one looks good.

Suko -- Thanks! And thanks for leaving your link. I'll come see what you go in your mailbox.

Charley said...

I'm making a note of every title on your list. They all sound interesting.

Rose City Reader said...

Charley -- Glad I inspired a list!

diaryofaneccentric said...

Interesting assortment. Happy reading!

--Anna

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