Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books.  Mailbox Monday is currently on tour and this month it is making its home at Metroreader.

This week I got a few goodies:

From Paperbackswap:
  • The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
  • Jarrettsville by Cornelia Nixon
  • Madame Bovary's Daughter by Linda Urbach
  • Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase

Next week is my b-day and hubby just said to go ahead and order some books I wanted.  So, he's taking the easy route this year but at least I'm getting books!

Ordered from Book Depository in celebration of the upcoming big 3-0:

  • Holy Warrior by Angus Donald
  • Killer of Men by Christian Cameron
  • King's Man by Angus Donald
  • Marathon by Christian Cameron
  • Warlord by Angus Donald

Three of those are pre-orders so I will be waiting a bit before they actually get here but I already paid for them so I'm counting them :)

From my Local UBS which was having a buy 3 get 1 free sale this weekend:

  • The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger

I ended up getting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for my son as the freebie :)

I actually got offered a job at this bookstore while I was there.  Another customer came in and said "I have a couple books I want but only know the title not the author."

Owner: "Well if you have the titles I'll be able to look up the author and see if we have it."
Other Customer: "The first one is called The Kitchen House."
Me: "Kathleen Grissom"
Owner: "Thanks!  That would have taken me a minute."
Other Customer: The other one is One Thousand White Women."
Me: "Jim Fergus"
Owner: "Wow!  You're good!  Do you want a job here?"

If only my answer could have been a resounding YES but  I doubt they would pay me as much as my current job.....

Finally, from NetGalley for review:

  • Glow by Jessica Tuccelli

That's it for me this week.  Hopefully everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  1. I quite liked The Kommandants Daughter when I read it not long ago. I have the follow up book here to read soon too.

  2. What a nice pile of reading. I am in the middle of Middlemarch (have been for a while and not moving forward!).

  3. My husband likes to take the easy route when it comes to gift giving too, so I can relate. At least we get what we want that way! Enjoy your new books.

  4. I love Pam Jenoff! Her books were recommended to me by a reading friend and I was pleasantly surprised.

  5. The go ahead to buy books is a wonderful option. Like gift certificates, some people think it is cold and unfeeling but I love them You can get what YOU want. Looks like you made some great choices. Happy birthday a little early and enjoy all your new books.

    1. Your books sound great, they are right up my alley. Enjoy!

  6. Happy Birthday!
    Working in a bookstore does sound like a dream job, but I'm sure the image I have in my head wouldn't match the reality. Those look like wonderful book choices. Enjoy!

  7. Oooh, Madame Bovary's Daughter! I read and reviewed that back in the summer. I enjoyed reading the novel, but I could have done without all the sexual content.

  8. Happy Birthday! I noticed a trend per where you bought the books - for The Book Depository, I thought, 'Gee - these are all about men and war' and then I noticed that they were mostly the same author so I guess that makes sense and then the next grouping was mostly female in title/theme. Interesting, I guess. I haven't heard of any of these. Enjoy!