Sunday, January 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (1.24.10)

This week I decided to do the meme In My Mailbox hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, since I did actually borrow/buy a slew of books this week (yay three-day weekends + coupons!).

First, two of my hold requests from the library came in:

  • Roses by Leila Meacham:  I'm about 25 pages into this one, and it's not really grabbing my attention yet. Trying to decide whether it's worth it to continue reading it right now, or to return it and try again when I'm more in the mood for reading a family saga.
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck:  I've read this already, but it's one of my favorite books and I'm really excited that the classic reads book club is reading it for their first book! I'm not sure if I actually am going to reread the entire thing (as my TBR pile is otherwise tempting me right now), but I might reread parts of it so I can follow along the discussion.
In addition to the library, I also got a little coupon happy at the bookstore over MLK Jr. weekend:

  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks:  I got this one because I love love love the movie trailer and needed to read the book. I've already read & reviewed it here. Now I can't wait to see the movie!
  • The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran:  I haven't read anything by Michelle Moran yet, but I skimmed the first chapter or so in the bookstore and it looks like it will be right up my alley!
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters:  I've heard so many good things about Sarah Waters lately, I couldn't resist picking this one up. So excited to read it!
 I also have a ton of pending requests at the library right now, and knowing my luck they'll probably all come in at the same exact time, but for now this is what's at the top of my TBR pile.


  1. I've read all three of Michelle Moran's books and they are quite good. Hope you enjoy them. Happy reading!

  2. You got some great books this week! I just got Dear John too! Happy reading :)

  3. I recently started hearing about Michelle Moran on the book blogs and have added her books to my TBR - let me know what you think of the Heretic Queen.


  4. These look great. I have had my eye on Sarah Waters lately, too.

  5. These look really good, I hope you enjoy them :)

  6. The Heretic Queen is awesome! I loved her first book Nefertiti also. Looking forward to seeing what you think of Fingersmith...I have it on my shelf waiting for me :)

  7. I have Roses, too, but haven't read it yet. I've heard lots of good things about it, though. Hope you love The Heretic Queen as much as I did. You can't go wrong with Michelle Moran, in my opinion.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  8. I really have to read The Heretic Queen! I've heard so much great stuff about it. Hope you enjoy it!


  9. Everyone seems to love Michelle Moran's work, but I haven't tried it yet. I hope you enjoy it!

  10. The Heretic Queen has gotten several good reviews, but I haven't read it yet. The cover of Roses is so pretty that it's a shame you're not enjoying it. Maybe it will pick up for you.

    Happy reading!