Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In My Mailbox

Story Siren hosts In My Mailbox where book bloggers offer a peek into the books that arrived in their homes over the past week - I have really enjoyed looking at other's posts for this meme so I decided to participate myself for the first time.

God knows I have no business bringing anymore books into this house - the shelves are overflowing! But for each one, I have a very good reason for needing it (ahh . . . the art of justification).

  1. New World Monkeys by Nancy Mauro - this one is for an upcoming Hardcovers and Highballs book club meeting. I have started reading it and so far, so good.
  2. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - this is for an upcoming Chick Lit Book Club meeting
  3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - Also a Chick Lit Book Club selection (although I probably would have gotten this anyway)
  4. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo - this was on my Paperbackswap.com wishlist. It takes a while for these books to move up in the queue - how could I say no?
  5. The Inner Circle by T.C. Boyle - I had read Tortilla Curtain by TC Boyle and was on the lookout for other titles of his when Farm Lane Books reviewed Inner Circle. It was available on Bookmooch so I ordered it right away.
  6. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen - I read this in high school but have recently decided that it warrants a re-read as an adult.
So that is my haul for the week - what arrived into your home?


  1. Have fun with the Russo! Cape Magic was one of those novels I didn't realize how much I liked until it was over...So, my advice, take it slow and enjoy it!

  2. I Loved That Old Cape Magic --enjoy. New World Monkeys was okay IMO

  3. I'm so interested in The Happiness Project -- I've looked at it in stores a few times and have been checking out the blog! I'll be eager to hear what you think :)

  4. I loved P&P when I read it for the first time last year. Hope it's even better for you in adulthood.

  5. You don't need to justify books to me! LOL Guernsey is wonderful.

  6. I haven't heard of any of these books, they look interesting,:)

    Here's what i got this week:


    Happy Reading!!