Monday, June 18, 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).

Marie at Burton Book Review is hosting in June.  Please stop by her beautiful blog where she is "Leafing through history one page at a time."

I was in lovely Missoula, Montana for work last week and stopped by the Missoula Public Library, where they have a very impressive Friends' sale section. It isn't a whole store, but it is a whole aisle of books, with an excellent selection. I found a couple of gems:

City of the Mind by Penelope Lively (a favorite of mine, even if I haven't read a lot of her books yet -- I loved Moon Tiger)

The Crofter and the Laird by John McPhee (years ago, I really enjoyed The Survival of the Bark Canoe and want to read more of his work)

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl, with illustrations by Quentin Blake (I couldn't resist)

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (I am on a vintage mystery roll)

I also got a LibraryThing Early Reviewer book:

Mission to Paris by Alan Furst (I am listening to the audio edition of Spies of the Balkans now, so am looking forward to this one)


  1. Interesting mix of reads, enjoy!

  2. That is one Roald Dahl book I hadn't heard of. I must get a copy for my son's collection. Happy reading!

  3. What great finds! Mission to Paris looks really good to me.

  4. Looks like you had some good finds! I haven't heard of that particular Raold Dahl book before.

  5. McPhee is great! I strongly recommend Uncommon Carriers and Heirs of General Practice. I have Crofter sitting on my TBR pile also.


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