Monday, October 5, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Thanks once again to the terrific contest on Reading Local, I have a great list of books for Mailbox Monday. Using my contest winnings from Annie Bloom Books, I got: Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years 1954-1959 by Jane King Hession Frank Lloyd Wright Interactive Portfolio by Margo Stipe I chose Wallace Books when I won a gift certificate from Reading Local for the Portland book store of my choice. What a treasure trove of a book store! I got: The British Museum Is Falling Down (King Penguin) by David Lodge Jake's Thing by Kingsley Amis Ending Up by Kingsley Amis The ABC of Canapes by Edna Beilenson Heavy Weather: A Blandings Story by P.G. Wodehouse The Lexicon: A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover by William F. Buckley Jr. To Begin Again: Stories and Memoirs, 1908-1929 by M.F.K. Fisher .


  1. You did get a lot of great books! The ABC of Canapes looks especially good!

  2. I love the mailbox you posted. I want to read about Frank Lloyd Wright. When I get a chance I will start with Loving Frank.

  3. What a great selection of books. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  4. I enjoy your eclectic taste. I don't always want to read what you post, but I'm always interested to see what you read!
    Also, where do you get the book cover pictures to post? I wasn't sure about posting thos pics on my blog...?
    Michele Emrath

  5. The ABC of Canapes looks great! :-)

  6. Bermuda and Marie -- The ABC book is darling, but not as cool as it looks in the picture because it is really little and has very few pages. But I love vintage cookbooks, so I nabbed it.

    Nicole -- I read Loving Frank but hardly remember it being about FLW. It was, I know, but it was really focused on her lover and then the bizarre crime that ends it.

    Wendy -- Thanks! I'll go see your mailbox next.

    Michele -- There are no copyright issues or anything about posting book cover pictures. Certainly not when writing about the book. You can use the pictures from amazon, but sometimes they have big "Look Inside" arrows on the top. I make the pictures by using the amazon code for the book with the LibraryThing code for the picture as the "image source". There may be easier ways, but that is the only way I know. If that doesn't make sense to you, I am happy to explain it or give you a sample of the HTML code to use. I am a computer idiot, but someone showed me the code when I started this blog and I have used it ever since. Just leave me your email address in a comment and I will email you.

  7. Thank you! That helps a lot. I figured no one would mind if it promotes the book, but you never know!



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