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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Book Loot! Mailbox Monday days in advance!

I could not wait to do my next Mailbox Monday because this collection of books from my second hand shop were so good. I am annoyed because the entire post got deleted almost at the end of the editing and now I have to start over. Mixed up with the books which are well known are some unknown books (to me). I have started reading mid Victorian and WWI and WWII period books and hopefully these will be good too.

Considered the New York Times No. 1 best seller - I thought this pick of three complete stories was a good find.

Having read Tess Gerritsen before I picked this one up. This one sounds scary as well.

I have read Kostova before with The Historian - this is a book which I had been trying to get for ages. I sometimes despair that I will ever get all what I want to read but I should have more faith as generally they all eventually turn up somehow!

The Lacuna and Poisonwood Bible have been on my TBR for ages! One down, one more to go!!!

I was looking for books for my South Asian challenge and this turned up. I expected more but this was it.

Always with rave reviews all over the blogs, this I had to pick up. A rather small book!

A new author for me. Looking forward to this one. Also a small book of short stories.

I have been wanting to go back to some of the classics. This was a good choice I feel.

The last two are the really old books! A Perfect Woman by L P Hartley published in 1956
and the other is Jumping Jupiter by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey published in 1953.

The last two books - totally unknown are the ones I am hoping would be good. If anyone has
read or heard anything of them please let me know.


  1. What a great assortment! I read Half in Love awhile back. It was pretty good, but I liked Meloy's novels more.

  2. Great loot :D Oh happy loot day, that must have been fun

  3. wow so many great books! i've only read one book by gerritsen but i really enjoyed it. i hope you'll enjoy all of these books!

  4. As toothybooks said, wow, that's a lot of books! I have The Swan Thieves, but I haven't read it yet. I have read The Lacuna, though, and it's a great read, although The Poisonwood Bible is even better in my opinion (it's my favourite of her books). Enjoy all your new reads!

  5. WOW...big week in books for you. I do want to read The Lacuna soon. Hope you love ALL of these new books.