Monday, September 21, 2009

Mailbox Monday for September 21st, 2009


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
The only book I didn't buy this week was Taken by Norah McClintock, which I won from Jaime at Revenge of the Book Nerds!

I bought three hardcover book from the Dollar Tree store, for you guessed it, a dollar a piece.



Manor House by Juliet Gardiner which is a beautiful companion book to the PBS show of the same name.

I also took a trip to Barnes & Noble for what was supposed to be one book and I left with four.




24 comments:

Zia said...

Looks like a lot of great books for you this week. Happy reading!

Book Chick City said...

Lots of great books - *love* The Man in the Brown Sout and And Then There Were None. Monsters sounds great, will definitely be putting that on my tbr list! Have fun reading them all! :)

thetruebookaddict said...

You can get some great books at Dollar Tree! I recently picked up James Frey's new one, My Friend Leonard, there. And it's VERY hard to get out of B & N without buying something. I usually leave with at least a bookmark--LOL!

Be sure to stop by and pick up your award!

http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/09/catastic-blog-award.html

Melissa (My World) said...

Wow Ryan! Well, you definitely have enough books to make up for the one you couldn't get past page 39. lol. Sounds like you are going to be very, very busy reading.

Happy reading!

Ryan G said...

Zia, Thank you. I've already started Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and as much as I liked Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, I'm liking this one better.

Carolyn, I think they are two of her best books and I can't wait to get started on them.

Michelle, The Dollar Tree is one of those overlooked places to find great books.

Melissa, Thanks! I'm going to be having a blast with these books and the other ones in my ever growing TBR pile.

carolsnotebook said...

What a great list. Enjoy! Whenever I go to a bookstore, I always end up with more than I thought I'd get. Luckily we don't have a B&N or Borders in town, or I'd be broke.

Ryan G said...

Carol, there are days I have to force myself not to go to B&N. I work right across the street from one!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Did I read that right? Monster by Peretti is at the dollar store for $1? I had better check out my local store! :)

Oh and uh.... morning Ryan! :)

Ryan G said...

Sheila, you read that right. If your local Dollar Tree store doesn't have a copy let me know and I will try to get you one from here!

Krista said...

Man, you have sooo many good books a head of you it seems! I really want to try Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters , I look forward to your review!

Ryan G said...

Krista, I started it yesterday and loving it so far.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Cool Ryan! I am going to stop tomorrow and see. :) I am stopping back to tell you that I just got arond to darwing my last three winners for BBAW and you have won the $15 gift card to amazon. I willemail you the card yet tonight! Congratulations! Post on this will be up soon.... I am now counting comments to find my last winner!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Ooh - I was typing real quick during that last post.... I see two typos... that drives me nuts! LOL

Mary said...

The Dollar Store sells books??? Who knew?! I'll have to stop in and look around : )

Ryan G said...

Sheila, Thanks so much! Typos are ok with me, I do it all the time.

Mary, The Dollar Store and The Dollar Tree both do. The Dollar Store tends to have them for $4-$5. The Dollar Tree always has them for $1.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

And Then There Were None - one of my favorite books growing up!! Still brings back fond memories. . . now where did that book go. . .

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

celi.a said...

I just bought Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters myself! I'll be interested to see if it holds up to the quality of P&P&Z. I also remember reading Frank Peretti when I was younger and being pretty freaked out. My first true experience with horror (if it counts?). He wrote some young adult books that my mom read aloud, too...my brothers LOVED them. Lots of adventure, suspense, creepy happenings, etc.

Ryan G said...

Wendi, It's my favorite Agahta Christie book and we are reading it next month for the Literature by Women book club on Barnes & Nobles book club site.

Celia, So far I'm liking it a little bit more than PPZ.

Jaime said...

*claps hands* Yay! You got it! I can't wait to read your thoughts on Taken! I love all the great finds at dollar stores.. books, stationary, pens, etc. Oh and thrift stores, too! Congrats on all the great books!

By the way, I totally agree! Simplifying IS easier said then done! Thank you, also, for the award! You are super awesome! I swear.... I am going to catch up soon. hee hee. That's what I hope but seriously one of my classes ends October 15th.....

Ryan G said...

Jaime, Thank you once again for hosting the giveaway. While I was waiting for it to arrive I read some more about it and I can't wait to get started on it.

Gregory @ Teens Read and Write said...

Love the Dollar Tree! With all the books we read at our house, it saves us a bundle! Have fun with the new books!

Ryan G said...

Gregory, It's a great place to shop for books.

Bella said...

Fabulous finds at B&N. Sandworms of Dune was a lot of fun.

I'm reading The Man in the Brown Suit this week too, you've inspired me to add a few more Christies into every week! :)

Ryan G said...

Bella, I'm so excited that you will be reading more Christie. This time of the year really makes you want to dig into a good mystery.