Sunday, 29 May 2011

In My Mailbox/Mailbox Monday

Ohhh yes, I haven't done one of these for a while, and didn't think I'd have the opportunity to take part this week, but a trip into a charity shop on a whim on Friday led to the purchase of two books. My mother was also there, and she wasn't too impressed, but I definitely was! Weirdly enough, these two books were literally the only ones in the shop I wanted to buy, and they were right next to each other on the shelf! Strange, huh? But that's the way it goes, I suppose!

Firstly I spotted The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, and I immediately had to pick it up because, although I've never read anything by Carter, I really really must, because I know already that I'm going to like her. As well as that, though, my wonderful friend Frances wrote her dissertation on Carter, and having heard about it for at least a year, I feel like I should actually read some of the stuff she was talking about and obviously try and be as clever as her! (She might dispute this, but she is clearly cleverer than me because she did an English dissertation, whereas let's just say I did not. Bloody Philosophy!)

And, directly next to The Bloody Chamber was Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S Thompson. I'm going to be completely honest here and tell you that, while I own two Hunter S Thompson books, my only actual experience of him is the movie of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which, to be fair, was completely fucking brilliant. If I'm actually going to be brutally honest, I also thought this was the book about the Hells Angels, and I'm a little bit obsessed with hairy men, and that's why I bought it. On further investigation, though, there is something in it about Thompson trying to kill Jack Nicholson (who I utterly love) which sounds hilarious, and, even though it's not about hairy men, could be its saving grace!

So these are the new additions to my book family this week, how about you? Do let me know all about your new books, and make me utterly jealous!

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Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed PageIt 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 the Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.


  1. Thanks for signing up for the Books to Movies Challenge! Can't wait to hear your choices.

  2. I picked up that Angela Carter book last year sometime. We should read it together over the summer and do a joint post. :) Let me know via twitter if you're interested.

  3. I may have avoided a philosophy dissertation but only I'm not clever enough to actually write a philosophy dissertation!