Monday, January 12, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Lots of good stuff came in this week:

From the remains of my Christmas Barnes & Noble gift cards, which I used online, I received three books.

First, Sons, by Pearl Buck, is the sequel to The Good Earth, which I own, but have not read yet. The third book in the trilogy, A House Divided, also came in this B&N shipment. I plan to read all three sometime in the future, although probably not this year, and next year isn't lookin' too hot, either.

Thirdly, from Barnes & Noble, I received Joanna Kavenna's Inglorious. (The cover is so pretty, I can't resist posting it!) The only review I can remember was lukewarm, but the book, about a journalist having some sort of mid-life crisis, sounds interesting to me.

Finally, from my friends at BookMooch, I received a copy of Jennifer Lauck's memoir Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found. Someone recommended this one, too, but I never can remember where the recommendations come from...

In other book news, I JUST POSTED Katherine Neville's The Eight on BookMooch and someone has already requested it. Popular. So now I get to decide which book I should Mooch next. Hmm...


NerdGirl said...

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only person whose "to be read" list seems to be stretching into multiple years!

Ms. Bookish said...

Happy reading! That's a nice list of books. This is the second Bookmooch "nudge" I've come across today - I've been meaning to sign up but have just never gotten around to it. I think it's about time I got around to it!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

That cover is fun. I've never used BookMooch - is it similar to PaperBackSwap?

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Lexi said...


I could probably, MAYBE plan what I'm going to read from now until the day I die. It's out of control!

Ms. B-

Ohhh, I LOVE BookMooch! You really should sign up. It's a great way to get used books...all it costs is the postage price.


I don't know much about PaperBackSwap, but from what I understand, they are very similar. Your Mailbox looks like you've received some great books for a new year!

Staci said...

Don't you just love how your pile to to read gets bigger and bigger and the pile of reads just pales in comparison?

I've got to make time to post my books on mooch but now I'm afraid seeing how my TBR pile will grow out of control from my desire to read just about every book out there!!

I really enjoyed your blog. I found it from caribousmom blog where she posted some blogs of interest.

Lexi said...


Thanks for stopping by! I'm headed over to check out your blog right now... said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. Ugh! I hate to even think about my TBR pile stretching beyond the current year. :-) Enjoy your books!

Lexi said...


I LOVE Mailbox Monday...when I get any books. Thanks for hosting it!