“Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.” It is hosted by 5 Minutes For Books this month.
Last week, I took a trip to Utrecht with a friend and what is a city trip without stopping at a couple of bookstores!? I actually found a few not too expensive, used books which I’ve been wanting to read for a while:
The Ministry of Pain (Dubravka Ugresic)
A novel about the experience of living in excile, my first Ugresic I think!
My Turn to Make the Tea (Monica Dickens)
Yes, it ws the title that made me pick up the book 😀 But reading about the daily life of a young reporter in the newsroom packed in a cosy and witty story made me buy this copy.
Little Boy Lost (Marghanita Laski)
Laski’s Victorian Chaise-Longue was amazing so I was happy to find a copy of this book about the search for a young boy in post-war France.
Blandings Castle (P. G. Wodehouse)
Wodehouse’s Blandings Castle series is just as amazing as his Bertie and Jeeves stories and I think I’ll have to pace myself soon.
I also went to the library and picked up:
I’ve never read anything by Bolano and this might not be the best place to start but I’m determined to read more literature that is not British or U.S. American. The book’s size and its reputation are quite intimidating but we’ll see how I’ll get on.
American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
I read Neverwhere ages ago and enjoyed the story but the writing wasn’t too impressive. Since so many people told me how much they liked American Gods, I want to give Gaiman another try.
What books did you acquire or loot from the library recently?