Monday, November 29, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Knitting and Sundries is hosting Mailbox Monday in November. Thanks Julie!

Nothing came for me in the mail last week, but I did pick up a stack of books at the Grant High School annual used book sale.  All of them were in very good condition, mostly hardbacks, and only $2 each (because I went when they first opened -- they would have been $1 if I had waited until the afternoon, but these books may have been gone by then).

It's quite a mixed up mix of books:

Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer (great cover!)

The Gate House by Nelson DeMille

A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (on the All-TIME 100 list)

In the Woods by Tana French (Edgar winner)


  1. I received for review Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore from The Book Tree.

    Although the widowed Lady Rebecca has sworn off marriage, men are another matter. London's cold winter nights have her dreaming of warmer pursuits-like finding a lover to satisfy her hungry heart. Someone handsome, discreet, and most importantly as uninterested in marriage as she is. Someone like Jack Fulton.

    A known adventurer and playboy, Jack seems like the perfect choice. There's just one problem: Jack isn't interested in an affair. He needs the beautiful, mysterious Lady Rebecca to be his wife. And he doesn't have much time to persuade her. A secret from Jack's past is about to surface, and by Christmas Day he'll be either married to Rebecca or dead.


    I received for review A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins from Berkley Trade.

    A twisting debut novel of murder and dark family secrets from a riveting new voice in crime fiction.

    A murdered woman. A grieving husband. And their son-a mentally handicapped adult with a history of violent outbursts. A very simple case. Or is it?

    Leo Hewitt, an Assistant DA once blamed for setting free a notorious child-killer, is eager to redeem himself with this intimate and grisly crime. As he digs below the surface he discovers more than he ever anticipated-including an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who'd do anything to escape his disastrous marriage, and an accused young man with no apparent means of defense. But with each shocking new revelation, Leo is only led deeper and deeper into the darkness-an inescapable trap of blood bonds and twisted family secrets.

  2. I loved The Year of Magical Thinking. Enjoy! In the Woods has been on my TBR for far too long. I really need to make time for it!

  3. Talk about a variety - you've got books for every mood. Enjoy!

  4. Like the look of the Maeve Binchey and Tana French books! Enjoy the reading.

    My own mailbox is up. Please do visit.

  5. In the Woods is very good, although her next book (The Likeness) is even better. I've been meaning to read Didion's book for a long time, but haven't managed to even get my hands on it yet. Enjoy all your new books!

  6. I like a good mix of books. I picked up Snow Crash at the last Friend's of the Library sale. Now I just have to read it.

  7. Great finds at the book sale! I haven;t read Maeve Binchy in ages. I love her books!

  8. I'm curious about In the Woods. I've seen it on a few other blogs this evening as well.

  9. I so love the In the Woods cover! Liebling .. ah .. totally to be enjoyed! Enjoy all of the wonderful new reads! I like the eclectic mixture!


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