Saturday, March 12, 2011
In My Mailbox (March 6th-12th 2011)
Elegy for April by Benjamin Black (Picador)
On the Outside Looking Indian by Rupinder Gill (Two Copies) (Random House Canada)
I have already read The Raising, which was awesome and will have a review coming up soon. My copy arrived pretty damaged, mostly on the side and back although sorta on the cover too although you can't really tell after I flattened it but it's torn so I'll probably buy a new copy at some point. Elegy for April is the 3rd book in the Quirke Series, I just got #1, Christine Falls, last week so this was good timing, even though I need to buy #2 at some point.
On the Outside Looking Indian not only has an adorable awesome cover, complete with metallic writing and gloss on the sunglasses, but I think the back cover blurbs are hilarious and I'm really excited to see what the inside of the book offers. Here's a glimpse of it for those who's interest I've peaked:
Strauss' memoir, Half a Life, has been getting rave reviews from everyone I know. It was a bit pricey so I decided to try out his fiction first with a gift card I had. I also have a couple more books arriving but they got shipped separately. And I bought a game of Scrabble Flash, because I'm a nerd like that and it seemed like a fun way to get some wordy fun in without a computer or a partner.
Anyway that's it for my mailbox this week, how was yours?