Monday, October 11, 2010

Mailbox Monday

I was out of town for a while and happy to come home to find several books had arrived in my absence. I also picked up a short stack on my travels.

Thanks go to Avis of She Reads and Reads for hosting Mailbox Monday in October.

Here's the list:

Two Gold Coins and a Prayer: The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW by James H. Keeffe III.  My husband is particularly excited about this one because he loves personal accounts of WWII.  He will probably read it before I get to it, although it does look interesting.

Green Oranges on Lion Mountain by Emily Joy.  This is a British doctor's memoir about working for two years in Sierra Leone. It looks very good and I can think of a couple of people who would like to get a copy of this one for Christmas.

Fish with What You Find by Jim Gilsdorf. This is a collection of articles about fly fishing and fly tying. I do neither, but it still appeals to me, maybe because of the adorable illustrations.

Trespass by Rose Tremain. This is a LibraryThing Early Reviewer book.  Apparently I have caught up enough on my list to get more books.

The New Woman by Jon Hassler.  This is my first (and maybe only) book I received as part of a book chain letter I sent out about two months ago.

Morte D'Urban by J. F. Powers.  This won the National Book Award

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. This won the Pulitzer Prize.

The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey. I like the whole idea of these Soho Crimes international mysteries. This one is set in England.

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.  Because I am on a Hornby kick these days.

61 Hours by Lee Child.  Because I am on a Jack Reacher kick these days.


  1. These look fantastic! Trespass and The New Woman look really intriguing!! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

  2. Interpreter of Maladies is a definite winner. I also recommend Jhumpa Lahiri's other two books, Unaccustomed Earth and The Namesake. I just reviewed Unaccustomed Earth yesterday at Enjoy your books!

  3. I liked Fever Pitch--it's the only Hornsby book I've read, other than collections of his reviews. It was like visiting an alien planet, but I liked it just fine :)

    Enjoy your haul.

  4. I loved the new Jack Reacher! Read it one sitting, over about five hours Friday night. Tight plot (as usual). You've some good stuff in the queue to read, have fun! Cheers!

  5. Green Oranges looks great, and I look forward to your review of Trespass; I've heard wonderful things about it.

  6. Great mailbox list. I loved the American film version of Fever Pitch (about baseball) but would be interested in reading the book (about soccer). Hope it's a good read!

  7. You hit the jackpot?? Or you feeding the mailman something fierce with scones?? This is a great mailbox!

    Enjoy the reads and excuse me... can you feed my mailman too ;P

  8. Stopping by from She Reads and Reads' post for Mailbox Monday.

    Have a great week.

    Stop by my blog if you like.

    Enjoy your books.

  9. I hope you enjoy Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri as much as I did!

  10. Great mailbox. Jhumpa lahiri is a fabulous author - Rose Tremain another good author!

  11. Thanks for all the comments1 Sorry for the lack of individual responses -- I just got back to the office after vacation and am a little overwhelmed.

  12. Wow, all of your books look great!

  13. Wow, these all sound good, but Two Gold Coins and a Prayer caught my eye. Happy reading!


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