Monday, June 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday for 6/21/10


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page




I've been pretty hard on Stephen King as of late, namely I haven't really liked a new release from him in a very long time.  Michelle of The True Book Addict is a humongous fan of his and is always trying to convince me to give him another try, so when I saw Nightmares & Dreamscapes and The Talisman by him and Peter Straub in hardcover for $1 a piece at the Friends of the Library Book Store I figured I would give them a try.  The Talisman will be a reread, but not one that I've read for many years, and Nightmares & Dreamscapes will be a new one for me.  I also picked up Archangel by Michael Conner in hardcover for $1 as well, it's an alternate reality story set in Minneapolis, MN in the 1920s after a virulent plague that only kills whites.


The Secret (Of Happiness) by Demosthenes Armeniades was sent for review.  It calls itself an offbeat fairytale-thriller so I'm really looking forward to this one.

13 comments:

Cathy said...

Your post reminded me that I have a copy of Archangel sitting on my shelves. I've had it for yonks. Might be time to pick it up!

bermudaonion said...

Here lately, I've been thinking I need to give Stephen King a try, so I'll be anxious to see what you think of his books.

Staci said...

I loved King's earlier stuff and quit reading him about 12 years ago. I just haven't been inspired to pick up anything of his newer works. Enjoy your books!

Lisa said...

Looks like you get some good ones this week

Here's mine

Zia said...

I'm one of those Die hard King fans myself. I do hope you enjoy the books you purchased this week.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read a Stephen King in awhile, but I do have Lisey's Story on my stacks.

I love the cover on Archangel!

Here's my MM:

http://laurelrainsnowcreations.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday_20.html

Vicki said...

I love Stephen King!! Have you read "Under The Dome"? I have it, but haven't started it yet. The size is a bit daunting.

Suko said...

I've only read a couple of Stephen King books myself (including On Writing, which is great). I hope you enjoy all of your new summer books.

Here's my mailbox: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday-more-books-for-summer.html

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Archangel sounds interesting. I love the library sales. They can be dangerous though! Enjoy!

StephanieD said...

I craved Stephen King when I was pregnant and read Nightmares and Dreamscapes during that time. My son turned out normal though :)

Ceri said...

Ooh, Stephen King <3

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Well, this is a nice little collection for a week. :) Hope you have a great week!

Alexia561 said...

Haven't heard of Archangel, but it sounds interesting! Haven't read King in years, but my DH loves him and keeps trying to talk me into giving him another chance. I keep saying 'maybe some day'....

Happy reading!