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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mixed haul of books for my Mailbox Tuesday

This was a beautiful haul of books from my second hand bookshop yesterday. Its my version of Mailbox Monday. It happens on two Tuesdays of each month though!!! as this is when the shop is opened. I invariably get a nice pile of books and oh so reasonably priced. I do wish the ladies would stack the books in a way which would make it accessible to buyers as I am sure we would buy more if we could reach everything that is just thrown around!

The first book that I have shown is Eragon. (Incidentally this is the last picture I uploaded but for some strange reason my pictures get uploaded in a different form and order!) At least its getting uploaded so I am not complaining. This book is for my son and I have already sent it across to him through someone flying to Melbourne tonight.

Nick Hornby - a Long way down. The review said extremely funny and wise. I like that

I loved the cover of this one Dolly by Anita Brooker - a review called it "close to perfection".

The Firemaster's Daughter goes for my love of historical fiction by Christie Dickason an author I had not heard about before.

The next was an author I have avoided altogether. Margaret Atwood - for some strange
reason I have been nervous to try her books but this fell at my feet and I thought it was a sign to get on with it.

Erica James Love and Devotion is next.

Loved the cover of Wild Designs by Katie Fforde. I know its a bit cheesy to get carried away by covers, but I still do.

Another Erica James Time for a Change.
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The Irish Signorina which I thought gorgeous!

Thats my haul which will keep me going I think for a while. It cost me the equivalent of 5 dollars!!!!


  1. Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is wonderful and shocking. Really made me think about women's place in society. Great haul!

  2. Wow, great haul for $5. I hope you enjoy them and look forward to your reviews.

  3. You do have several books that seem interesting to me....great haul!

  4. That's a great haul! It's been 20 years since I read The Handmaid's Tale, and I've been thinking it's time for a reread. Am also interested in Dolly (great cover) and Nick Hornby's novel. Enjoy!

  5. I hope you enjoy (maybe not the right word in this case) The Handmaid's Tale as much as I did. It freaked me out when I read it in college. It was my first experience with dystopian fiction.

  6. Wow all that for 5 dollars?
    Mystica -
    I love it. John really liked A Long Way Down, perfect new year read. And its set in England. I loved Eragon. I have read the second but have the last one sitting on my shelf....
    Who knows when I will get around to it.

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  7. All that for 5 dollars!? Wow! That is like pulling off a robbery or something!

    And I bet going to that bookstore is like going on a treasure hunt. It sounds a bit messy and you have to search around but you might find some jewels.

    I've heard Eragon is pretty good but I've never read it.

  8. What a haul-- and only $5--Wow!!!

    I like the whole Eragon series. Dystopians are a fave subgenre of mine and I enjoyed Handmaid's Tale. There is a movie too but watched it too many years ago for me to remember much about it-- books are always better, of course.

  9. The only one on your list I've read is The Handmaid's Tale, which I liked. I hope you enjoy it!

  10. Hi, I need to catch up with Nick Hornby - I do like his writing. Hope you post a review of this!