Monday, October 3, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia at A girl and her books (fka The Printed Page), who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).

Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit is hosting in October.  Please go by and visit her wonderful blog. 

Thanks to a stop by my favorite Second Glance bookstore, I have a big stack of new (to me) books, most of them on one or another of my book lists:

The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark (on the Burgess list)

The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and on the BOMC's Well-Stocked Bookcase list)

Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone (winner of the National Book Award and on the All-TIME Top 100 list)

Monsieur: Or, The Prince of Darkness by Lawrence Durrell (the first book of The Avignon quintet and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize)

Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell (not on a list, but I loved the cover)

The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope (not on a list, but I am on a Joanna Trollope jag)


  1. Looks like a great list of books. Happy reading.

  2. Thanks for hosting this month, Serena!

  3. Nice variety of books. Have a wonderful week and happy reading.

  4. I bought The Transit of Venus awhile back as a must-read, and I still MUST READ it. It's supposed to be quite a masterpiece.

  5. I hope they're all fabulous!

  6. The Best of Friends looks good. I hope you enjoy all of your new reads.

  7. Joanne Trollope is always good! Bitter Lemons is new to me but looks good as well.

  8. All new to me. Hope you enjoy them!

  9. Nice collection. My brother absolutely loves Durrell though I've not read him myself--enjoy!


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