Monday, June 14, 2010

Mailbox Monday


Last week was a busy book week. I met a friend for lunch in Lake Oswego, and had time to browse around Booktique while I was there -- always a fruitful activity -- and I went to the Rose City Used Book Fair this weekend. So I have another long list for Mailbox Monday.

The Big Squeeze by Jim Cirni (cool, Soho Crime edition)



A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold (Where did I just read about this? Was it in The Echo Maker by Richard Powers?)



My Petition for More Space by John Hersey (I keep collecting Hersey novels, but I don't even remember if I like them)



Cities of the Plain by Marcel Proust (which has both volumes of what is also called Sodom and Gomorrah. One of these days, I am going to read the whole thing)



The Summing Up by W. Somerset Maugham (nonfiction, commentary and memoirs)

The Glass-Blowers by Daphne Du Maurier (I have also been collecting her books without reading them -- better get started)



The Great American Novel by Philip Roth



Wild Flowers of the World by Brian Morley (really beautiful -- this bad picture of the cover doesn't do it justice)



8 comments :

  1. Om nom nommy bookies!

    Also, you have an award over at my blog

    *Huggles*

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  2. Wild Flowers of the World sounds like a beautiful book! You found some great books!

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  3. The Glass Blowers = Awesome. I've desperately been wanting to read more of her books. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  4. Happy reading! Your choices are excellent.

    Here's my mailbox: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday-summer-books.html

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  5. Birdie -- Thanks! I'll come over.

    Beth -- The wildflower book is really beautiful. It is a big book and FULL of paintings of flowers. I love it.

    Alayne -- Good to know! I never hear much about her books, besides Rebecca. This one looks good.

    Suko -- Thanks! And thanks for leaving your link. I'll come see what you go in your mailbox.

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  6. I'm making a note of every title on your list. They all sound interesting.

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  7. Charley -- Glad I inspired a list!

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  8. Interesting assortment. Happy reading!

    --Anna

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