Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mailbox Monday...on Tuesday

I seem to be a day behind this week. I've been sick, so I'm a little delayed in posting my Mailbox Monday. Let's see what I've received lately!

On Saturday (I think), I received a Mooched copy of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. (BTW: Am I the only one who continuously gets Upton Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis confused?!) This book is one of the recent spate of "classics" I've been trying to read. From what I hear, I very well may come away from this one a vegetarian.

My lunch hour today included a stop at Barnes & Noble. While there, I was seduced into purchasing my very own copies of John Green's Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. Katherines was only FOUR DOLLARS! While I cannot believe that B&N has low-balled my literary crush that way, I was totally excited that my slim pocketbook could thus afford not ONE, but TWO, of his literary masterpieces. Unfortunately, Paper Towns was both too expensive and too...hardback...for me. (Not a hardback fan...too unwieldy while reading.) So I am now beginning my very own John Green library.

I also picked up a copy of Jerry Spinelli's Eggs. I saw a review of this somewhere (Book Nut or Bookshelves of Doom, perhaps?), and it sounded good, and I found myself in the teen/juvenile fiction section by way of John Green anyway...so...what's a girl to do but buy another book?!

1 comment:

NerdGirl said...

Don't you just hate it when an author you love gets marked down to giveaway prices? I usually feel like the store has made some horrible mistake...they just don't know how good the author is 'cause, you know, the markdowns are only for the bad books. I'm sorry you were sick and hope that you are back to 100% soon.