Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mailbox Monday for 1/31/11


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at The Printed Page and is being hosted all this month by Rose City Reader.


I received an ARC of The Survivor by Sean Slater for participating in the Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2011, which is hosted by Carolyn of Book Chick City.


I received a hardcover of Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne for an upcoming TLC Book Tour.




I stopped in the Friends of the Library Book Store and bought a trade paperback of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a trade paperback of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, and a hardcover of Laced by Carol Higgins Clark.  They were only $1 a piece.  The best part was that they were in almost new condition.



My roommate and his mom went to the flea market and came back with two records for me, both from The Jets.  He got their first album which is self titled and a record single of "Private Number."

21 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Never Let Me Go and The Little Stranger are two I hope to read. Great mailbox Ryan!

Majanka Verstraete said...

The Little Stranger sounds like an awesome book. How awesome that you can get an ARC for joining the Mystery and Suspense Challenge :) Enjoy your mailbox!

Here's my mailbox for this week.

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Never Let Me Go is on my wishlist, and The Little Stranger is sitting patiently waiting for me to read it. Great mailbox!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I enjoyed Never Let Me Go (hope you do too). I have Little Stranger on my Kindle, and hope to read that one soon. Have a great week.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Little Stranger and Laced caught my eye. Hope you enjoy them all.

Here's my MAILBOX/READING

RAnn said...

Love the cover the The Little Stranger

Lady Q said...

I like Sylvia Browne and I really want to read The Little Stranger. OMG, The Jets! Now I'll be singing I've Got a Crush on You all day! Here's my Mailbox. Happy reading!

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

What a fun mailbox this week! I've got one record that I've saved all these years... sadly, I don't have a record player. :) I need to find someone who can record it to cd for me so I can actually listen to it, then hang it up somewhere.

Great Friends of the Library finds. I love getting books that way!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like some good variety. Enjoy!

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

I recently read Never Let Me Go and loved it but this post has reminded me that I still have not read The Little Stranger...so much to read.

Serena said...

that hockey mask cover is freaky!

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-admission.html

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I'm planning to read Never Let Me Go and The Little Stranger this year. Also, I have not thought about The Jets in years, but I used to love them!

bookmagic said...

Never Let Me Go is very good. The Little Stranger is the one Waters book that I have not liked so far. enjoy your reads!

Holly said...

Love Sylvia Browne! I watched her every time she was on Montel but I've never tried any of her books. I have Never Let me Go and The Little Stranger on my WL. Happy reading!

Staci said...

I believe that I have the Ishiguro and Waters books in my shelves. I grabbed them both at a library sale for a 1.00!! Enjoy your new reads!

bermudaonion said...

I was hoping to read Never Let Me Go and then see the movie, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen any time soon. I'll be watching for your review.

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

Oh Ryan. I hope you are all doing wonderful. It's been so long since we've chatted. And so much going on.

This looks like a wonderful monday for you. :) And that cover for The Survivor just plain scares me. :)

Oh, I hope you have a wonderful week and take care of your self and that little one. :)

Mystica said...

I think you are going to have an enjoyable week. Sarah Waters and Ishiguro both were good books!

Ceri said...

The cover of Survivor - Wow, Friday the 13th, much?

I'm on the fence about reading Never Let Me Go. I read Remains of the Day a couple of years ago and really didn't like Ishiguro's writing at all. Never rated him. Yet everyone seems to absolutely adore the film adaptation with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

When I saw the trailer for the new film adaptation of Never Let Me Go, I was kind of intrigued. My mother's just finished the book and had a very similar reaction to it as I had to Remains of the Day. I don't know what it is. :S

Alexia561 said...

You have a little bit of everything in your mailbox this week. Nice! The cover of The Survivor is just plain creepy! *shudder* Happy reading!