Saturday, April 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (15 part I)

Last week was the semi-annual library sale, so I've got a TON of books to show you guys this week.  I used my cell phone for pictures because I was too lazy to go all the way downstairs for the real camera.  Anyway, I got a whole bunch of books, but I'm breaking them into two parts because there are so many.  I'm going to do the hardbacks tonight and then tomorrow night I'll show you the paperbacks.

The top two are Jane Green books I haven't read yet:
Dune Road, which I remember wanting to read when it came out and
Second Chance, which I know nothing about, but Jane Green is always a good chick lit read
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde - I've read it before and it was just as good as Fforde always is - it's the second of the Nursery Crimes series
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation - don't know much about it but have heard it's good, I think

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer - LOVE the author and haven't had a chance to read this one yet
Light on C.S. Lewis - and old anthology of essays on C.S. Lewis, which obviously I couldn't pass up
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell- I kind of think I already have this one, but I had to get it just in case I don't
Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane - love his writing and I've got the sequel, but needed the first.  It was providential.

Two huge reference books: Encyclopedia of American Poetry, both the 19th and 20th Centuries

Some old books: a collection of stories by Du Maupassant, something by Thackeray, and I can't remember the other.  The one that looks different is a 1937 volume of The Rubiyat of Omar Khayam.  I don't think any are particularly valuable, but I will use them in decorating the library at home.

And this is me.  Today I made the enormous mistake of laying on the couch and calling Chief to me.  My head on the couch was right at the level of his paw when he takes a step and my face was stepped on.  I planned to do a vlog with my Scar imitation, but I can't find the webcam...


  1. Oh! Your poor face! :-(

    You'll love Into Thin Air! So good!

  2. Woo, looks like a good haul!

    Hope your eye feels better soon (ouch!).