Sunday, February 28, 2010

In My Mailbox (2.28.10)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

This week I felt the effects of my library request-a-thon from last weekend - now I'm hoping I can read everything before they're all due back! I've decided to start including links to goodreads so you can get a better idea of what these books are about by clicking on the covers - let me know if you like it!

Here's what I got from the library:

  • Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy:  The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds:  I'd been wanting to read this one for a while, so when my requested copy finally came in, I immediately started reading it, and finished it within only a few hours! Review coming soon
  • The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood:  I've been seeing a lot of reviews of Atwood's newer books lately and I felt like it was time to pick up something else by her (the last thing I'd read was The Handmaid's Tale, years ad years ago), so when I saw this one it sounded like something I would like. It also comes recommended by Paula Butterini, author of Keeping the Feast, via Rosie's Riveters which is hosted by Aarti at Booklust.
  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan:  I saw this book reviewed on a couple of blogs a while ago and it sounded really good, so I decided to give it a try. This is my first-ever try with a graphic novel book (if this can even be called that - there are no words, just pictures), so we'll see how it goes!
  • Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond:  I sometimes stalk Pioneer Woman's blog for recipes, so when I heard (from her blog, as it so happens) that she had published a cookbook, I knew I had to try it. This might not get reviewed for a few weeks - need to try out some of the recipes first! You can find Ree's blog here.
  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England:  A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer:  I requested this one after seeing a great review by Jen at Devourer of Books, and it sounds exactly like something I'd enjoy!
I also discovered bookmooch this week - and I've already mooched my first book. Yay!

Revolutionary Road
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates:  Book Snob has been reading her way through Yates' works lately, so I decided I needed to read something by him. I chose Revolutionary Road because I've already seen the movie, so it's fitting that I should read the book it was based on.

20 comments:

  1. Great books this week. Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World sounds great, I just ove the sound of it. Also Revolutionary road wow, I heard so many great things about the book that I already orderd my copy! :)
    Enjoy the books you got!

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  2. You picked up some great books! I really do want to read one of Shaun Tan's books, so that one really appeals to me.

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  3. Great mailbox! I love the covers on the first two. I haven't read Atwood yet. And I want to read Revolutionary Road also. I need to watch the film after, I love Leo.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great new books! I loved Revolutionary Road, even though it is very dark.

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  5. Oh, Margaret Atwood! I just picked up Cat's Eye yesterday. I'm curious to know if The Penelopiad is good - I'll be watching for your review!

    Emidy
    Une Parole

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  6. Nice books. The Time Traveler's Guide looks really fascinating! I look forward to reading your review Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Any book devoted to him would likely be an enjoyable read. (Of course Colonel Brandon is still my favorite). I hope you enjoy all your books.

    Here is what's in my mailbox.

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  7. These sound great-I am envious_ I want to get PW. Cooks, The Time Travelers Guide-is something I would enjoy. Shame on me as a Canadian that I have never read an Atwood novel.

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  8. Interesting books! I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!

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  9. Ooh I love the Atwood title. I'm going to have to look that one up. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  10. Oh looks you received great books. I hope you enjoy them! Looking forward to your reviews.

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  11. I really liked Revolutionary Road, but haven't seen the movie yet.

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  12. Awesome books!

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-2-28-10.html

    Have an awesome booktastic Monday! :D
    The Bookie Bunch

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  13. Cool books! I just got The Penelopiad at a bookswap so I have that on my TBR pile as well. Happy reading!

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  14. The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century looks good. I will be looking forward to your review :)

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  15. I've been wanting to read the Darcy one too. Waiting for your reviews on these...

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  16. I guess books from the library always come together. LOL! Nice bunch of books you got! I hope you read them before the due date!

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  17. I'm reading Revolutionary Road right now. It's the second book I've read in February that had a Frank as one of the leads and both of them made me so angry!

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  18. Looks like you made some good choices. I'm going to check out your Abigail Reynolds review in a sec. And I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the Atwood book.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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