Monday, June 28, 2010

Mailbox Monday/IMM - June 28, 2010


Story Siren hosts In My Mailbox where book bloggers offer a peek into the books that arrived in their homes over the past week. Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at the Printed Page has the same objective. These memes are great in that they offer us a chance to see what others are reading- it's like candy for book addicts!


I had a flying visit to the UK this week for work (literally flying - I was there for a total of about 36 hours) and I fell victim to the bookstores in London Heathrow.  Every time I travel through LHR, I come home with books no matter how much I insist that I will not purchase any more books!  I hit WH Smith in Terminal 4 and picked up:

Men from the Boys  by Tony Parsons - this is a sequel to Man and Boy: A Novel which I read a number of years ago and enjoyed





The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage) by Steig Larsson - I may be the last person alive not to have read this book.  My book club is reading it next month so I needed it (that was the excuse that got me into the bookstore to begin with!)

The Making of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr - when in Rome . . . I mean London!  I am an anglophile so this one appealed to me

Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell - I love Brit Chick Lit and I hear wonderful things about this author so I indulged and picked up one of her books

What came into your home this week?


24 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the complex plot in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, just be aware it begins a bit slowly, but makes up for it later. Enjoy. Have a great week.

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  2. Wow, that was a fast trip! I'd have to buy books over there just for the different covers. I hope they're all winners!

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  3. Good books and a fun trip, nope, you're not the last person. I won a copy of The Girl with The Green Tattoo. I haven't read it yet. I thought I had to be the only person in the world not to have read the book or books.

    http://readwithtea.blogspot.com

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  4. I can't wait to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

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  5. Jill Mansell writes a really fun book!
    No, you are not the last person on the planet to read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- I think I am. At least you have it in your possession. Happy reading and enjoy all your new books.

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  6. Enjoy the book by Jill Mansell- she's one of my favourite authors!

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  7. I love Jill Mansell! Just received the ARC of that book, and I can't wait to read it. Enjoy your new books!

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  8. Enjoy your new books....I still haven't read Dragon Tattoo either!

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  9. Nope you're not the last person to read Dragon Tattoo -- I haven't read it either.

    Hope you are recovered from the whirlwind trip!

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  10. No, I will join you and DCMetro reader as the LAST people not to have read the Larsson trilogy. HOwever, I have no plan to read any of them.
    Enjoy the books!

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  11. I have not read Dragon Tattoo either. I'm not sure if I will read them either. Take a Chance on Me sounds fun! Enjoy all your books!

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  12. I haven't read the Larssen books either, but I want to! No books for me this week, but I've got a copy of Captivity to give away over on my blog if you'd like to stop by!

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  13. I haven't read Dragon Tattoo either, and probably will not for some time. You had a blazingly fast trip to London! I wouldn't pass up the bookstore either.

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  14. These books look really good. "The Making of Modern Britain" particularly appeals to me.

    I think that if I visit London (or the Uk in general), I might fall victim to their bookshops as well ;) Not might, I'm certain.

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  15. Yay for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

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  16. How fun to pick up books while visiting London!

    My book club is discussing Dragon Tattoo in July as well. I've read it before, and am debating whether to reread it or not.

    One of these days, I'll pick up one of Jill Mansell's books.

    Enjoy your reading!

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  17. You are not the last person not to have read Stieg Larson!! Enjoy your books.

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  18. I adore Mansell's fun books. I'm even quoted on the back of one, though I think its the us copy. Happy reading.

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  19. Hey, I just want to say I really enjoy your blog and your cute layout! I'm blogging from NYC as well. (: What's your fav bookstore in the city?

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  20. Oh I have the Take a Chance on Me book and it has a different cover. I like yours a lot too! She's a great author - hope you like it!

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  21. What a cool blog you have! And you're only a mile away...I'll have to come back now that I found it. Keep up the good work!

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  22. Hello! Thanks for picking up Take a Chance on Me - hope you enjoy it! The Sourcebooks edition has a fabulous cover and contains more Americanisms, so you'll be reading the 'pure Brit' version.
    Best
    Jill Mansell

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