Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. Mailbox Monday is hosted by The Printed Page.
I can´t resist doing a Mailbox Monday post today because for once I actually got some books! And those are ones for the shelves and not library books, yay! 🙂 I just missed buying books, although this really shows how few books I bought this year. Not having any money to splurge is really the most effective way to keep you from buying books 😉
Miss Garnet´s Angel (Salley Vickers)
Middle-aged Julia Garnet decides to go to Venice for six month and is transformed because of it.
My first mooch! 🙂 I´ve never read anything by Salley Vickers, but I´m very excited for this one as Novel Insights gave it a glowing review.
Claudine in Paris (Colette)
In this Claudine book, Claudine goes to Paris (obviously 😉 ), gets to know her aunt and explores the city with a new confidante and a love interest.
Another mooch, I´m loving bookmooch so far. I only noticed Colette´s works recently (in Dominique´s sidebar), because of these awesome covers. How is it that I can read and read and read about books and reading, but somehow never notice Colette´s work?? Eva has nothing but praise for Claudine in Paris, so I´m very excited about it. I only wish I could read at a decent speed in French, but hopefully this time next year it´ll work (if I pass the test on Wednesday and can move up a level for next semester, I should probably be studying instead of blogging 😉 ).
The PowerBook (Jeanette Winterson)
Ali writes stories on email and promises people freedom just for one night.
This is for my Queer Lit class, I´m really hoping I´ll like Winterson´s style, I´ve never read anything by her before. I´m very curious about her thoughts on gender. The cover is kind of creepy though!
Any thoughts on these books? And what arrived in your mailbox recently?