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Monday, August 15, 2011

Mailbox Monday #81

Well, this week there was a HUGE influx of books at my house - but only 1 actually came in the mail - but I just have to share all of them with you!

Ok, let's start off with something that did actually arrive in the mail -

As a giveaway win I received Madame Bovary's Daughter by Linda Urbach.  I have been excited to read this one and was even more excited to win it!

Now that the requisite mailbox portion is done, I went to my local library sale this weekend and scored a boatload of books for just $11 (and most of them are hard cover)!  Here is what we got:

Roses by Leila Meacham - have heard so many wonderful things about this book and when I saw it I knew I needed to get it
• The House of a Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt - a Holt goes without saying.  I found a couple of hers at this sale last year too.
• The Queen’s Confession by Victoria Holt - ditto to the above
King’s Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes - one of the two books of hers that I didn't have - in mint condition.  Now all I need is the Tudor Rose.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - after listening to this on audiobook I have wanted to actually acquire this one - and now my boyfriend can read it too!
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck - I was surprised when I found this one - I had mentioned this on my recommended reads for King Arthur listing and of course had to pick this up when I found it.
Byzantium by Stephen Lawhead - we have several Lawhead books here, although I haven't finished my first  yet.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville - the next few books were my boyfriend's choosing, but worth having on my classics shelf.  I don't know if I will ever physically read this book - it feels more like an audio to me.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - On the other hand, I have been dying to get into some Sherlock Holmes and this is the perfect start!
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - another for the classics shelf
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne - I never knew this book was so short!
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James - A great addition to our collection
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton - I already have a copy on my shelf - but a beautiful hard cover makes a great giveaway!
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory - ditto to the above!
War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells - the boyfriend jumped right into this one upon getting home.  I'm hoping to pick up the audiobook version of the original radio production - hear it just as many first heard it!

I think this is one of my best hauls in a long time.

What arrived in your mailbox?

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  1. ooohhh Congrats on all of your fabulous finds!! I was one of thoe who LOVED Roses, I am sure you will too. And Mme Bovary's Daughter will be a great read for you too! Enjoy!

  2. Wow what great finds! I loved King's Fool and am looking forward to Madame Bovary's Daughter (as soon as I read Madame Bovary).

    I used to be really lucky with library sale finds like that but haven't been for the last couple I've went to :(

  3. EEE, I covet all your purchases and your win!! Nice collection of books!!

  4. Great mailbox, Heather! I hope you enjoy them all. I've never been to a library sale. Maybe it's time I checked one out.

  5. WOW! You hit it big at the library sale! Enjoy all the fabulous books.

  6. I saw Madame Bovary's Daughter the other day and was curious about it. Can't wait to see your review!

  7. That's quite the mailbox this week! I received Madame Bovary's Daughter by Linda Urbach as well and ma looking forward to it. I met Linda at the BEA this year.

    I received two books in my mailbox this week.

  8. Great mailbox! Don't you just LOVE library sales? I could pitch a tent and live at them. LOL! I recently scored Roses at a sale as well.

    Hope all is well! I've been on vacation and have been missing out on a lot of blog posts. =O(


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