Saturday, October 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (October 24th-30th 2010)

After a week with a mostly empty mailbox this week certainly was a change, by Tuesday night I had received nine books and bought six!

{For Review}
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King (Simon and Schuster)
The Colorman by Erika Wood (ARC) (Tatra Press)
Brighter Graphite by Michael Horvath (Tatra Press)
All Points North by Shelby R. Lee III (Author)
Lost Lustre by Josh Karlen (Tatra Press)
The End by Kathy Page (McArthur & Company)
The Ice Lovers by Jean McNeil (McArthur & Company)
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger (McArthur & Company)
Beyond the Sea by Veronique Olmi (McArthur & Company)
The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan (Authors)

The Solitude of Emperors by David Davidar
His Illegal Self by Peter Carey
Under Control by Mark Mcnay
Tom Bedlam by George Hagen
Remainder by Tom McCarthy
The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt
(All Purchased From Chapters for $26 total)

In between things due for school, getting over two months of sickness and a midterm that is happening on Tuesday (eek) I didn't manage to get much reading done this week. It's okay though, because I'd hate for books to seem like a chore, and I'm still pretty far ahead on my review book schedule so I have a little time to relax I suppose. It's taken me over a week to finish Of Bees and Mist, despite the fact that I'm enjoying it, so next week is bound to be review light. I will be posting a review of The Mermaid's Pendant by LeAnn Neal Reilly and Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson. Hopefully I'll also get a chance to read By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham, it's definitely one of the books I've been most anticipating of 2010.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a Happy Halloween if you celebrate it. Sunday also happens to be my 22nd birthday, which is starting to feel awfully far away from being a teenager anymore. I will likely be spending it studying for my midterm, but maybe Mathew and I will go out for dinner.

Anyway, what's been in your mailbox this week?


  1. LOVE all of the great books you got! I just finished "Under the Dome" by Stephen King, so this one is now on my list! When my brother-in-law found out that I reviewed books, he said, "Do you get any Stephen King books?" .. and I kind of laughed and said, "Stephen King doesn't need US to promote his books ... his name promotes them!", so I'm happy to see that I was wrong! :)

    "Brighter Graphite" made me feel sort of as though I were reading Hawthorne .. the stories are very odd, but compelling like that.

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  2. Great mailbox list. Good luck on the midterm!

  3. Wow, lots and lots of great books. The Mistress of Nothing is an amazing book. Happy reading!

  4. First let me wish you good luck on your midterm this week!

    You brought home alot of new books.

    I'm going to look at a few of them to see if I need to add any to my list.

    Have a wonderful week.

  5. Wow, Happy Birthday when it comes.

    You have a ton of books I have never heard of, great stuff.

    I looked through your 2010 reading list and we have similar interest in some areas, i'm a new follower now.

    My IMM

  6. Have a wonderful birthday and goodluck with your exams!

  7. Wow, what a huge collection! I'm not familiar with these titles, but they look good. Hope you enjoy them.

    Here's mine:

    Click on my name....

  8. And I remember when I could juggle you and Rose!

  9. Ooh I am intrigued but all of your books! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  10. Happy Birthday! You have a great and interesting mailbox this week. Good luck on the midterm!

  11. Wow! You got a Stephen King book for review! LUCKY DUCK!

    What great haul!

  12. You have a huge pile to get going with. Enjoy the reading. Stephen King as well!

  13. You sure got in a lot of books and they look good! I didn't know about that Stephen King book, It has to go on my wish list - now! Thanks!


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