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.” This month it is hosted by Bermuda Onion.

Only three books this week, but my family is now convinced that I have a book buying problem (they don’t really get the concept of bookmooch) 😀 Here’s what arrived in my house in the last week:

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (M.C. Beaton)

More crime fiction for cosy reading on cold Sundays. This book is the first in Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series. I’ve read three or four other in this series and now finally got my hands on the first book thanks to bookmooch.

The Giver (Lois Lowry)

Another mooch. I have no idea why I haven’t read The Giver yet. I love dystopian fiction, and I don’t think I’ve heard one bad word about this.

An All-Consuming Century (Gary Cross)

This one’s for uni. Can’t wait to learn about commercialism and the United States, and I’m very happy that textbooks in English always looks so much more fun and interesting than those in German.

What books came into your house last week?

31 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday

  1. An All Consuming Century looks really interesting. And I really liked The Giver – I hope you do too. My family doesn’t understand either, by the way, so you’re not alone 🙂

    1. Glad you enjoyed The Giver, will have to read it soon. Haha, family is weird that way. They should realize how lucky they are to have bibliophiles around 🙂

  2. You read the most funny title books Bina. One on “The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam” and now “Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death”? Every book title of yours allude to food…. are you on diet? 😉 Hope you are not, because your post really make me want to make a dash to my fridge now and grab a bite!

    Enjoy your purchase!

    1. Haha, true. I guess all a book needs is a fun cover plus title and I won’t be able to resist :)Also, foody titles, yum! On a tea & chocolate diet 😀

  3. Oh one more point, I do love American textbooks. Emphasis on American, not British, textbooks always make me grasp a difficult easier and quicker and make learning more fun! 😉

  4. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death is very good 😀

    Got two review copies in the post last week, volume 2 and 6 of the Jason Dark: Ghost Humter not heard much about them except that they’re spooky crime tales based in London so thought I’d give them a go.

  5. You have the Giver too! Agatha Raisin! Yeah! The last book seems to be from a time zone with Ford at the helm.

    Enjoy the reads and really looking forward to hearing Agatha Raisin’s antics 🙂

  6. I have The Giver on my shelf, I will have to get to it soon!! Book buying problem, I don’t think so. All purchases are justified in my books…lol

    Atleast, that’s what I tell my husband when he asks.

  7. Interesting collection in your mailbox, Bina 🙂 I remember reading a review of Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ in Dominique’s blog. Hope you enjoy reading it. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. The book on why commercialization won is America looks quite interesting. I have been wondering about it sometimes, especially about the way sports has been commercialized – identifying the talent at the school-level and putting them through structured training programmes, developing a big fan base by different means, generating revenue by television deals and advertisements and by having franchises and use that to pay off the big salaries of sports stars and coaches and things like this. I don’t know whether this book covers sport, but I would love to hear your thoughts on what it says.

    1. Dom’s review made me even more deperate to read it, especiallysince I know she loves dystopian fiction as much as I do 🙂

      Interesting point about the commercialization of sports, it’s really amazing how this is developing. Sees like bigger and bigger sums are thrown out to attract soccer players etc. I’ll have to look through the book if there’s anyting covered about sports, but I’ll let you know 🙂

      1. Thanks! Will look forward to reading your review of ‘An All-Consuming Century’.

        Hope you enjoy reading ‘The Giver’. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

  8. Yay for Agatha Raisin! I’ve still got one stashed among my pile I haven’t read yet. Something to cozy up to when all else fails.

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