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)


Birdie said...

Om nom nommy bookies!

Also, you have an award over at my blog


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:

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!


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