Monday, October 3, 2011
Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia at A girl and her books (fka The Printed Page), who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).
Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit is hosting in October. Please go by and visit her wonderful blog.
Thanks to a stop by my favorite Second Glance bookstore, I have a big stack of new (to me) books, most of them on one or another of my book lists:
The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark (on the Burgess list)
The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and on the BOMC's Well-Stocked Bookcase list)
Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone (winner of the National Book Award and on the All-TIME Top 100 list)
Monsieur: Or, The Prince of Darkness by Lawrence Durrell (the first book of The Avignon quintet and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize)
Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell (not on a list, but I loved the cover)
The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope (not on a list, but I am on a Joanna Trollope jag)