Monday, April 12, 2010
While waiting for a jury last Friday (we are still waiting today), I went for a walk to stave off the jitters and, not surprisingly, ended up doing a little book shopping. I found several for my Mailbox Monday list.
Encore Provence by Peter Mayle (which it turns out I already have and have already read, but this Penguin edition is so pretty that it makes me want to read it again)
A Friend From England by Anita Brookner (because I am in a Brookner mood ever since learning the term "Aga saga" from Frances Mayes's A Year in the World)
The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald
Time's Arrow by Martin Amis
All would count for the Typically British challenge.
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 6:00 AM 28 comments
Labels: Anita Brookner , Mailbox Monday , Penelope Fitzgerald
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I just watched Anthony Bourdain in Provence this past weekend on On Demand and it was marvelous - made me want to go there.ReplyDelete
Caitlin -- I can understand! So does the cover of this book.ReplyDelete
Nice books this week! Thanks for stopping by Let Them Read Books!ReplyDelete
These all sound good but The Golden Child caught my eye. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
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I've never heard of these but I hope you enjoy! I'll keep an eye out for the reviews. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.ReplyDelete
I LOVED "A Year in Provence". I should pick up the "Encore Provence" too. :)ReplyDelete
This looks like an excellent collection. i hope that you enjoy!ReplyDelete
Lady Q -- I love the name of your blog!ReplyDelete
Anna -- Golden Child looks really good. I like her books, and this one sounds like it has a little mystery in it, which could make it even better.
Alayne -- You are always good about visiting others' MM posts, so I am trying to do the same.
SocrMom -- I read all his Y.I.P. books years ago, but I am ready for a complete re-read I think.
Hannah -- You snuck in while I was typing. Thanks for visiting!ReplyDelete
Pretty cool finding four books that fit a challenge, happy reading!ReplyDelete
Excellent selection of books! Thanks so much for stopping in at my blog!ReplyDelete
I love that cover on the Mayle book too! I've read lots of his Provence books and loved them all!ReplyDelete
That cover had me right away too! It really is eye catching and beautiful.ReplyDelete
I will have to check it out.
I don't blame you about Encore Provence - Peter Mayle's books are a treat.ReplyDelete
Book shopping is a great way to work off some stress - much healthier than many other options I could think of!ReplyDelete
The cover to Peter Mayle's book is beautiful!
Enjoy your new books! I agree with Anna, The Golden Child looks especially promising.ReplyDelete
My mailbox is smaller: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/04/mini-mailbox-monday.html
My husband and I actually had a long conversation after the Anthony Bourdain about whether we could retire somewhere like Provence. He's decided to look at the money over the long term and try to budget for it. I doubt we can afford it, but it's good to dream!ReplyDelete
Great books, I would love to know your thoughts of Penelope Fitzgeralds'Golden Child. I never feel like her characters reveal any emotions in her books. I'm sure this is my problem by not feeling what I should feel. I never stop giving her another chance. Had this very book in my hand last week.ReplyDelete
So many visitors! How fun! It takes my mind of waiting for this jury!!!!!!!! The stress is killing me!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the comments and links. I'll go on a quick round of visits now.
Looks like you made the best of a not so good moment...enjoy your books!ReplyDelete
Somme great reads!!!!ReplyDelete
Looks like some great reads!!!ReplyDelete
What lovely looking books! Much pleasure to you...and thanks for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you have some wonderful hours of reding ahead of you. Enjoy them all.ReplyDelete
Lovely books! I think I'd enjoy the Peter Mayle one especially.ReplyDelete
I hate it when I get books that I've already read or have but then you can always pass them on to friends.
I've heard about Time's Arrow. It's not your typical book about traveling back in time. I'm tempted to read it for my Time Travel challenge. Enjoy your books! And thanks for visiting Library of Clean Reads.ReplyDelete
The Peter Mayle cover is gorgeous. I've two of his books and the Martin Amis - will wait for your review on this. Thanks for highlighting your findsReplyDelete
for visiting my blog. I'm glad you did because now I've got so many new ideas for reading from your blog. :)ReplyDelete