Sunday 20 February 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months. 

I'm trying not to do too many of these blog hop thingys because I like to just keep to the movies and the books and all. However, I think this one is really adorable, so I definitely want to be part of it! Sadly, I am a poor person, so these lists may be brief, but they will never be boring. Probably. Anyway, I just like the idea of welcoming new books into my home, because, let's face it, what deserves a warm welcome more than a new book?

So, new books this week are:
The History of Love-Nicole Krauss: I have heard so many good things about this book, and also about the author in general that I just had to snap this up when I found it in a charity shop this week. I think I'm probably going to read this pretty soon because it's nice and short, and might be something nice to read while I'm (still) struggling through Walden. Also, it cost 35p, so if it's bad then... I can't really say I mind!

A Man in Full-Tom Wolfe: I bought this mainly because I'm a compulsive book buyer, but also because I read Bonfire of the Vanities and adored it desperately and enduringly. It's so wonderfully satiric! Therefore, I'm expecting great things from this book, that will probably fail to live up to my expectations and I'll be sad forever! Or something slightly less dramatic, I'm not going to be that concerned for the 50p it cost me (Yeah, that's right. I spent 85p on books this week, beat that!)

And there you have it! Did you make any naughty/amazing/both book purchases this week?


  1. The History of Love looks very intriguing...hope you enjoy your books.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES post.

  2. I'm sure I will! If you check back here in a couple of weeks, I may have even reviewed them too!

  3. Don't you just love it when you find a great book at a charity shop? Enjoy your books!

  4. First of all, I love your layout. Secondly, The History of Love sounds like a nice read. Enjoy!

    Here's my Mailbox.

  5. You have a great week of reading ahead of you! Enjoy!! You can find my mailbox here if you want to stop by ;)

  6. @ Laura- I love charity shops so much- to me they're just exceptionally cheap book shops! hehe

    @Majanka- thank you so much! I had such a hard time figuring out how to make my blog all pretty, so now it is I'm so happy :)

  7. here's mine

  8. Interesting sounding books. I hope you enjoy!

    This sounds like an interesting book. My Mailbox Monday is up at Wakela's World.

  9. Looks like fun-- Enjoy your reading!