Monday, June 4, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).

This is the season for sales -- garage, rummage, yard, tag, etc. All are opportunities to add to my ever-expanding library, and I took advantage of several last week, ending up with a mishmash of reading goodies.

The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst (French spies in Poland on the eve of WWII)

The Perfect Martini Book by Bob Herzbrun (history and anecdotes of the king of cocktails, with only a few variations but lots of illustrations)

The Black Mountain and Might As Well Be Dead by Rex Stout (I am working my way through all the Nero Wolfe novels)

Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award)

The Michael Innes Treasury by Michael Innes (more vintage mysteries in an omnibus edition containing The Case of the Journeying Boy, Hamlet, Revenge!, and Appleby's End)

Variety of Men by C.P. Snow (biographical essays on famous men from the author of the Strangers and Brothers series)


  1. I really enjoyed The Spies of Warsaw. Happy reading!

  2. I was going to say that Anna tells me that Spies of Warsaw is an excellent book...but apparently she beat me to it. Enjoy your books.

  3. Hi Gilion,

    What a great mix of genres you have this week, very eclectic.

    The one that particularly caught my eye was the 'The Michael Innes Treasury'. This is not an author that I have read before, however a colleague at work is trying very hard to convince me how brilliant some of the vintage crime classics are, and this looks like a great example to add to my reading list and talk with her about.

    Thanks for the recommendations,


  4. What a great collection of books. I am still hoping to start reading Nero Wolfe myself, and Reynolds Price has long enticed me.

    I like your mishmash of goodies! Enjoy :)

  5. All of the mysteries look good to me (I have them all, but haven't read all of them yet). Will look forward to your reviews when you do read them. Especially the Michael Innes. I read those long ago but plan to reread them... preferably in series order. The Rex Stout books I have read and loved.


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