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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday & What Are You Reading

This is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Join the fun and post what you got in your mailbox last week!

I will broke this week and I went and bought a few books at my local used bookstore. What can I say, bookstores relax me and after a stressful afternoon, I broke and went lol.







Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen (bought. Unfortunately it's abridged. I had no idea these existed so when I saw it, I thought okay going to give Austen a try and grabbed it. It wasn't until I got home and saw the abridged on the back. Who knows maybe it will be the best choice for the struggling Austen reader.)












Persuasion - Jane Austen (bought. I also grabbed this one. I just recently watched the Masterpiece Classic and loved it, so thought I'd give it a try also)














A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb (bought)
















The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (bought)















Arcadia Falls - Carol Goodman (Library Thing Early Reviewers)
















How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly - Connie May Flower (Hachette for Blog Tour)

















It's Monday! What are you reading this week? Hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books. This is a meme to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finished this week.

Books I finished last week:
The River King's Road - Liane Merciel
The Poacher's Son - Paul Doiron

Currently Reading:

A Note From An Old Acquaintance - Bill Walker
The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova (Audiobook)



Books to Finish this Week:

The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova (Audiobook)
A Note From An Old Acquaintance - Bill Walker

34 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, these books look good. Love the cover on A Certain Slant of Light...and The Guernsey book was fabulous!

Here's my post:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_21.html

Lydia said...

Will be interesting to see what you think of the Certain Slant of Light book.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I cant wait for your review on Swan Thieves. :) I think the book I am reading right now is by Bill Walker... I will have to check that out.

Diane said...

What a cover on A Certain Slant of Light -love it; enjoy

Becky said...

Oh wow, they all sound amazing... Can't wait to get stuck into reading the reviews :-)

Sarah said...

I love the cover for your version of Pride & Prejudice! I've never read an abridged version though so I don't know how different it will be. It would be interesting to compare the 2 versions :o)

I hope you enjoy all your books this week!

Stephanie said...

I really enjoyed the Guernsey book; hope you will too! And yay Jane Austen! I didn't realize they abridged her works but I know some people think nothing happens in her books so perhaps it trims down those areas? Good luck with Persuasion; those two are probably my favorites but it's difficult for me to choose!

Jennifer G. said...

I love Persuasion and Guernsey, and really like Pride & Prejudice. It's not long; it's odd that they abridged it. I've been looking at some of the other ones you got. Enjoy your books!

Here are my books for the week.

bermudaonion said...

All of your books look good, but A Certain Slant of Light catches my eye. Enjoy!

Kathy (mommysreading) said...

How are you enjoying the Swan Thieves? I can't wait to get a copy of that audiobook. I love Treat Williams and being able to listen to him in my ears would be fantastic. I hope the story is good.

Christina T said...

I love Jane Austen's books and you have two of my faves to read. I hope that you enjoy both of them even though P&P is abridged. I also really liked A Certain Slant of Light and I loved the Guernsey book. I hope that you enjoy all your books and have a great reading week.

DCMetroreader said...

I need to read The Guernsey book as everyone seems to love it.

Enjoy your books!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

The Guernsey book was loved by so many & sits on my floor waiting to be read, sooo sad! I hope you love it too, maybe it'll be the push I need to get me to read mine LOL. I need to add some Austen to my library too. Have an awesome week!

Alayne said...

Ooh Arcadia Falls is so good! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

bermudaonion said...

You had a nice week in books! I love Guernsey and hated when it ended. Happy reading!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I enjoyed Guernsey! I hope you do too. Arcadia Falls looks interesting. Enjoy all your new reads!

tweezle said...

You've got a lot of great looking books in your mailbox this week!

Here's mine for this week.

fredamans said...

Nice loot!


http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/in-my-mailbox_21.html

Nina said...

They all look very good. You got a great week ahead of you, reading all those wonderful Austen books. :) A Certain Slant of Light had some great reviews, cant wait to read that one too. :)
Enjoy your week!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Some great sounding books there, and an early reviewer as well. Sounds like a great catch here. Hope you have a great week!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Some great sounding books there, and an early reviewer as well. Sounds like a great catch here. Hope you have a great week!

Darlene said...

Wow, you had a great mailbox! I'm still trying to finish off The Swan Thieves on audio. It's pretty long.

Kaye said...

You got such a nice mailbox. I hope you enjoy Guernsey as much as I did. Fabulous read! Have a great week and happy reading.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic Mailbox books and a brilliant book selection to read. Happy reading this week.

pussreboots said...

Good luck with the Austen books. My MM is here.

Holly said...

I loved P&P! I've had Guernsey on my shelf forever but haven't read it yet. Great shelf-happy reading!

Gwen said...

I have seen The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society around and the reviews make me want to grab it!

Deb said...

I have the Swan Thieves but haven't started it yet. I enjoyed The Historian so much that I had to get it. I haven't written my review for The Poacher's Son yet. I will be working on that tomorrow. I have heard good things about Arcadia Falls and I love Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. I am a Jane Austen fan. I actually own the movies as well. Have fun reading.

Ryan G said...

A Certain Slant of Light has a absolutely gorgeous cover and I hope you enjoy your Austen splurge.

Aleksandra said...

They all sound great! Happy reading!

Ruth Schaller said...

I've never read a Jane Austen book, hmmmm....maybe one of these days! I hope that you have a great reading week! Here is mine for this week: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_22.html

PensivePixie said...

Wow, your reading so many good books! I can't wait to read the reviews and hear your opinions. Happy reading!

PS Keep trying with the Austeen. It's well worth it!

Anna said...

I also received the Clarissa Burden book and hope to read Persuasion this year. I think the abridged version is a good choice if you have trouble reading Austen. When I read Sanditon recently, I kept reminding myself to slow down and pay attention so I could understand everything she was getting at.

I hope you love Guernsey as much as I did!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

MarthaE said...

I'm glad you like The River King's Road. I liked the sound of it. The Swan Thieves sounded interesting too.
Hope you had a good week!