Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday for 4/18/11


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at A Girl And Her Books and is being hosted all this month by Amy at Passages to the Past.


I received a hardcover of Rotters by Daniel Kraus from the publicist for review.  I know I've been on a YA ban but I think this may be the book to make me change my mind.


I received an ARC of Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff for an upcoming TLC Book Tour.


On a trip to Barnes & Noble I bought a paperback of Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie.  It's the next book in my Agatha Christie self challenge.


I found a book club hardcover of Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear for $1 at the Friends of the Library Book Store.



I rarely go to used bookstores, other than the one for the library system, but on a whim I stopped by one and picked up two paperbacks.  Thanks to Yvette at in so many words... (I love her blog by the way and I encourage everyone not familiar with it to go visit her) I discovered a new to me mystery writer, Mary Roberts Rinehart.  I also found out one of my favorite movies starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead, "The Bat", was based off of one of her books.  Luckily for me I found a paperback of The Bat at the bookstore for $3 so I grabbed it up.  They had a lot of her books, so I'm sure I'll go back for more.  I also picked up a paperback of The Case of the Dangerous Dowager by Erle Stanley Gardner for $1.


Last but not least, Target had season 5 of "Supernatural" on sale for $19.99 and since I missed the entire season I had to get it.

18 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've heard Lost in Shangri-La is fabulous! I hope you have a great week!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, some old favorites, I see (Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner).

Hope you enjoy them all!

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Kay said...

Oh, I've also heard good things about LOST IN SHANGRI-LA. Hope you enjoy all your books!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Great mailbox! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the Rinehart book. Probably all gothic-y like all Vincent Price movies are! Rotters looks really good.

Gotta love those Winchester boys!

StephanieD said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what you think of Rotters. I think it's shaping up to be the best YA I will read this year. But it's only April so I have to give the genre a chance.

Mystica said...

I would also like to read Lost in Shangri La. Sounds good and you have got lots of bargains as well. Enjoy.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful mailbox. Hope you like those. I received a few in my mailbox! but I downloaded a LOT of free e-books!

Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy your week of reading, great mailbox.

stop and see mine and m giveaways.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have to read a Maisie Dobb book. So many readers have enjoyed her. I feel like I am missing out on something good. That was a great deal finding one at the library sale.

DCMetroreader said...

Agatha Christie never disappoints -- enjoy!

Kaye said...

Ooh, you got some real good ones, Ryan. Agatha Christie can be read over and over. Radio Shangri-La should be a good read too. Have a great week, enjoy your new books and happy reading!

Staci said...

Sounds like stopping by that used bookstore was a great thing!! Enjoy your reads and I'm curious about Rotters!!

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like some great ones. Enjoy!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Rotters? Sounds interesting. I will be curious as to what you think of it.

Happy (almost) Easter Ryan!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lots of great looking loot for you. Lost in Shangrila sound like one I'd like. enjoy

Yvette said...

LOST IN SHANGI-LA sounds like a winner to me. So glad you found a Mary Roberts Rinehart on your used bookstore jaunt! And thanks for the plug for my blog, Ryan. You're a peach.

Jaime said...

I adore Supernatural!

Anna said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on Lost in Shangri-La!