Monday, April 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday

I have a long list for Mailbox Monday, even though only one came in the mail. This week, I am also participating in Story Siren's version, In My Mailbox, although I should have posted it on Sunday.

Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers by Rachelle Rogers Knight

Rachelle, aka Bibliobabe, got me a review copy of her fantastic book journal. It is just the thing for a list-obsessed reader like me. Thanks Rachelle!

After our big trial win on Friday, I was ready to celebrate, which I did with a little book shopping spree at my favorite used bookstore, Second Glance Books.

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda (I don't have kids and I have no real interest in dinasaurs, but I love creative books and this one is amazing)

Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gulland (on my French Connection list, but the second in the trilogy, which means I have to find the other two)

Larry's Party by Carol Shields (Orange Prize winner)

The World of Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse (an omnibus edition of all the Jeeves short stories -- thank goodness, because I am always losing track of which ones I've read)

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (because it is one one of my lists, but I can't remember which one)

Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter (on the Erica Jong list)

The Waterfall by Margaret Drabble (also on the Erica Jong list)

Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture by Jose Saramago (in a nice hardback edition; I'm trying to read a book by all the Nobel Laureates)

The Message to the Planet by Iris Murdoch

Erica Jong list


  1. Wow, I guess you did some shopping!! Looks like some fantastic books in that mix...can't wait to read your thoughts on them :)

  2. I absolutely love the cover of Larry's Party. I'm going to check that one out. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. Not only is the cover of Larry's Party great, but the book itself is quite good. But then again I am a huge Carol Shields fan.

    I have that Drabble (same cover and all) but haven't read it yet. I generally quite like her.

  4. I just purchased a copy of Read Remember Recommend. It's a neat tool! I hope you enjoy it too.

  5. Enjoy all your books.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  6. Larry's Party looks like a great one!

    Congrats on the trial win!

  7. Wendy -- Thanks for visiting. I actually have time to hope around today, so will stop by later this morning.

    Alayne -- My copy of Larry's Party has a different cover. It's good too, but not as cool as this one and I couldn't find a copy of my cover. Thanks for the link.

    Thomas -- I've only read The Stone Diaries, but I really liked that book. I'm looking forward to reading one of her novels. The Drabble too, because I have never read any of her books.

    Beth -- I am looking forward to playing with the book journal. It has so many lists in it I want to go through!

    Kelly -- Thanks for visiting.

    DC -- Thanks! It was a LONG trial, and I am very pleased we won. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. If on a winter's night a traveler is the only one I've read there. I loved it, and I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

  9. Congrats on the trial win! I love celebratory book shopping :)

  10. Winning that huge trial definitely merits a book shopping trip! Enjoy!

  11. Charley -- I've heard a lot about the Calvino, but I am not usually a fan of meta-fiction, so we'll see . . .

    Mary -- Thanks for visiting and thanks for the good wishes.

    Bermuda -- Thanks! I enjoyed my book shopping. Now if only I could get some time off!

  12. Tales of Passion sounds interesting but then I intentionally subjected myself to as many years of French as I could get into my schedule from Intermediate School through College which included a semester in France itself, primarily Paris, which I still dream of revisiting at some point if the chance arises.

  13. Ooh, what a lot of interesting books! I'd love to read a lot of those.

    But isnt' Robert Sabuda a genius? I collect his pop-up books, he's a fantastic paper engineer!

  14. ForstRose -- With your French background, you would probably love the Josephine Bonaparte books. Thanks for visiting!

    Clover -- I have never seen one of Sabuda's books until my bookstore friend showed me this one. I am entranced. I want to find more -- especially his Christmas one. She had that at her store too, but it was signed and spendy, so I had to pass.

  15. Hello! I just found you through the book blog hop and I'm now following!

    I ~love~ Carter and Nights at the Circus.

    I also read the Calvino recently and loved it. You can take a peek at my review here, if you're interested!

  16. Hi, I just read your blog header and got to know that you like lists! :) I was about to recommend the reading journal by Rachelle Rogers Knight but you already have it in your mailbox which I think you would really like. I received a copy too and love it to bits.

    Here is my review of the journal. Thanks!


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