Monday, February 15, 2010
Whew! Busy week! I have a long Mailbox Monday list.
First, I got Hubby a nice book for Valentine's Day (despite his zombie movie): Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon (1850-1950) by William J. Hawkins. He and I have become local architecture buffs, so I look forward to looking through this book with him.
Then, since I was at Powell's and it is impossible to leave with just one book, I got a copy of Books by Larry McMurtry, which I've been hankering after. Perfect for the Bibliophilic Books Challenge.
I got an audio edition of Anton Chekhov short stories for my LibraryThing Early Reviewer list.
Next came Fishes and Dishes: Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska's Commercial Fisherwomen by Kiyo Marsh, Tomi Marsh, and Laura Cooper. Looks great!
My bed and breakfast in St. George, Utah had a community book shelf with up for grabs paperbacks. I got well used but readable copies of The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux (on the Anthony Burgess list) and The Deer Park by Norman Mailer.
Finally, I used my contest winnings from Reading Local at St. John's Booksellers, where I found several nice, used copies of books from my lists and one that just caught me fancy. I got:
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan by Aldous Huxley (also on the Burgess list and discussed in great depth in A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood, reviewed here)
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (which I am going to add to my French Connections list and is on some other list I can't remember right now)
Momento Mori by Muriel Spark (on the Erica Jong list)
Call it Sleep by Henry Roth (on the All-TIME Top 100 list)
Marianne Thornton by E. M. Forster (just because it looks interesting)
What did you get? Happy reading!