Monday, November 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday

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

My mailbox overfloweth last week. Actually, only the first three came in the mail. But I did a little library book shop hopping when I was out in the suburbs and found several books I'd had an eye out for or at least caught my eye.

Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (a National Book Award finalist)

The Hanging Tree: A Starvation Lake Mystery by Bryan Gruley (from the Internet Review of Books, for review)

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris (my first order from Book Depository)

Walk There! 50 Treks In and Around Portland and Vancouver by Laura O. Foster (a tiny book with a big picture)

Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine by Jochen Hemmleb (for Hubby, because they may have to eat the sled dogs -- his high water mark for literature)

The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope (I'm going to tackle the series, but first I have to figure out which ones I own)

Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer (it caught my fancy)

The Red Scream by Mary Willis Walker (Edgar winner)

Brazil by John Updike (because I am working on reading all of his books)

The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski (on the All-TIME 100 Top Novels list)

Marrying the Mistress by Joanna Trollope (I know nothing about this author, but this is the second of her books that I've bought in the last month. Why? I don't know why they have been appealing to me.)

And because I have been on a big mystery kick, I got a stack of pocket paperback mysteries:

Knockdown by Dick Francis (I am tearing through his books these days)

The James Joyce Murder by Amanda Cross (seemed appropriate after my Finnegans Wake diatribe the other day)

Some Buried Ceasar by Rex Stout (I just started the Nero Wolf series)

The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook (another Edgar winner)

A Venetian Reckoning and Acqua Alta by Donna Leon (because I read the first book in this series, Death at La Fenice years ago and always meant to read the rest)

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