Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday for 8/23/10


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at The Printed Page and is being hosted by Shanyn of Chick Loves Lit for the entire month of August.


I received Animal, Vegetable, and Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver for an upcoming TLC Book Tour.


I bought Of Saints And Shadows by Christopher Golden in paperback from Barnes & Noble.  It's the reissue of the first book in a series that I love.  I used to own all the books but for some reason got rid of them, maybe lent them out, I don't remember though.  I want to thank Simcha at SFF Chat and Carolyn of Book Chick City for mentioning this release, and reminding me of a great series.  I must say I like the original cover better though, this one is a little generic.



Every time I go to The Dollar Tree I check out the book section since I normally find some great books for only $1 a piece.  I picked up two of this time, both hardcovers.  I had admired Sen. Robert Byrd and was saddened by his passing not to long ago so when I saw his last book (published in 2008) Letter To A New President, I had to pick it up.  I also picked up The Secrets of the Vaulted Sky: Astrology and the Art of Prediction by David Berlinski, which seems to be a history of astrology.



Then from the Friends of the Library Book Store, which I stop in at least once a week, I found two more hardcovers in perfect condition for $2 a piece.  Polgara The Sorceress by David & Lee Eddings and Lord Of Chaos by Robert Jordan, which is book 6 of The Wheel of Time series.  Both of these are rebuys for me and I'm slowly working on replacing all my Wheel of Time books in hardcover, now I only need 3,4,5,7, and the new ones written by Brandon Sanderson.

18 comments:

Zia said...

Looks like you had a great week! My husband loves the Wheel of Time series.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Great mailbox! I'm going to have to stop by my Dollar Tree and see what they have. That astrology book looks interesting...maybe they'll have a copy here too!

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

Great week! Enjoy your books.

Lisa said...

Nice one!

here's mine

bermudaonion said...

You always find the best buys! I really liked Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and actually started making cheese after I read it. Have a great week in books!

DCMetroreader said...

A new Kingsolver book -- congrats!

Kaye said...

The Secrets of the Vaulted Sky sounds really interesting. That's definitely a book I would pick up. Have a great week and happy reading!

Staci said...

I want to listen to Kingsolver's book on audio because the narrators are her and her daughter...should be good. I was enthralled with Wheel of Time series about 12 years ago but haven't moved past book 8!! Enjoy your reads!

Alayne said...

Looks like you got some good variety! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

pussreboots said...

I have the Eddings book. Enjoy your books. Here's what I received.

Alexia561 said...

Great collection of books! Of Saints and Shadows looks interesting, and I don't think I've read Christopher Golden. Happy reading!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Barbara Kingsolver is a great author. That is a good tour stop to be one!

Elizabeth said...

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was wonderful...I am sure this books will be good too.

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Simcha said...

I just got back from America where I went a little (to put it mildly) crazy with my book buying. It's just mindblowing how you can buy the most wonderful books for less than a dollar. I actually saw Of Saints and Shadows somewhere for 50 cents and remembering how much you said you liked it I was really tempted to get it but by then my suitcase wouldn't fit anymore books (I had about 60 at that point) so I had to refrain. Perhaps next time. I do hope you review it though.

Bybee said...

I agree with you about Dollar Tree. You never know what kinds of quirky finds you'll see there. I picked up 3 when I was at home.

StephanieD said...

I loved Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I'm interested to see what you make of it.

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like a great list. Enjoy!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You do find great treasures at the Dollar Tree! Enjoy the books Ryan! :D