Mailbox Monday

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?

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21 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday

  1. Yay! My desire to read Claudine at School came from Eva’s review of Claudine in Paris. 🙂
    I see you’re enjoying bookmooch, I’ve never gotten around to trying it but it sounds like fun.

    1. It´s all Eva´s fault that our tbr lists are longer than War & Peace! 😀

      So far bookmooch is working out for me, though postage is astronomical.

  2. I’ve got to see what the bookmooch might have in store for me. Hmmm I can’t part with books so if I do it’s only the doubles I have. 😉
    I love the cover for Claudine in Paris. J’aimerais des bagettes SVP. Voila vous n’avez aucune… Quelle Folie! 😉

    Ya mein french iste gute ya 🙂

    1. Obviously you know all the languages, envy! Your French ist trés bien 😀

      I got rid of some doubles, too. The cover is amazing, isn´t it? I want the complete Colette now in that series.

  3. I love the Claudine novels! I’ve read them in both French and English but, honestly, I enjoyed them equally in both languages so I reread in English since it’s my native language and I read much faster in it.

  4. I love your excitement about being able to do an “In my Mailbox” post! I really want to read the first two books you mentioned. And I’m glad you’re loving bookmooch this much 🙂

    1. Haha, just goes to show that I need to acquire books more often 😉

      Bookmooch is really great so far, escept for postage. . . 😀

  5. That looks like a wonderful collection in your mailbox! I haven’t read any book by Colette, but I have ‘Cheri’ on my ‘TBR’ list. Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on ‘Claudine in Paris’. I have seen Jeanette Winterson’s books in the bookstore and when I read their blurbs, I liked all of them 🙂 I found each of her plots different and innovative and difficult to resist, from a reader perspective. So I thought I will leave them for a while and do a focussed Winterson reading month sometime. I got just a nonfiction book by her called ‘Art Objects’ which I have partly read and liked. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on ‘The Powerbook’.

    1. Ooh, I´m curious how you´ll like Chéri! 🙂

      You really need to do an essay recommendation post, you´ve read so many collections, and I always want to read them rightaway!

      I´m divided on the Winterson book, but I´m pretty sure her style was to emphasize a point she was trying to make and I need to read more by her to find out (she writes in clichés which is horrible and gets on my nerves, but I adored the form of the story). I´d love to read her essays, need to check my uni library!

      1. Hope you enjoy reading the Winterson book. Interesting to know that she writes in cliches 🙂 I will keep an eye for them when I continue reading her essay collection.

        Thanks for the suggestion 🙂 I will try posting on my favourite essay collections soon.

        1. Yes! Can´t wait to see what essays you come up with for that post! 🙂

          I´m having mixed feelings about the Winterson book, the style is really horrible but the concept so interesting. I´m pretty sure her other books are better, though!

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