Monday, November 2, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Thanks once again to Reading Local and its monthly readers' participation contest, I have several new books to list for Mailbox Monday. I used my contest winnings at Hawthorne Boulevard Books, a bibliophile's paradise. Rambling through several rooms of an old house, the store sells used, antique, and collector's editions. The charming owners were helpful and chatty I poked my way through the extensive literature section, master list in hand. I finally settled on: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (a pristine 1985 Modern Library edition to replace the one I read and gave to my sister) The Counterlife by Philip Roth (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award) Reveries of a Bachelor by "Ik. Marvel" (a an old book from the 1800s that I bought for its fancy cover and novelty) The Marmot Drive by John Hersey (for some reason, I keep buying John Hersey books, but I haven't read any of them yet)


  1. All books by well known authors I've never read. I need to get busy!

  2. Nice choices! I was eyeing up a Philip Roth book this weekend also, The Great American Novel. I didn't pick it up, but I have a feeling I won't be waiting too long. And I have yet to read a Cather novel. Soon though!


  3. Roth is a big favorite of mine. Cather is too, although I have to make an effort to pick one of her books off my TBR shelf when others look more tantalizing. But when I read one, I love it.

    Hersey could be a favorite, but I'll have to actually read one before I will know. :)

  4. Nice. I'll be interested to see your review of the Roth especially. :)

  5. I'm going to read Death Comes for the Archbishop for a book club in January. I hope you like it!


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