Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mailbox Monday for 5/23/11


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


I received an ARC of Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan from the publicist for review.


I received an ARC of The Honored Dead by Joseph Braude for an upcoming TLC Book Tour.


I bought a hardcover of Dracula by Bram Stoker, which is illustrated by Edward Gorey.  It also includes "Dracula's Guest" the short story that Bram Stoker wrote as an almost prologue to the novel.  It was on the bargain table at Barnes & Noble, so I couldn't pass it up.



I found hardcovers of Eragon by Christopher Paolini and Nerds Who Kill by Mark Richard Zubro at the Friends of the Library Book Store for only $1 a piece.




The wonderful Becke of The Mysterious Garden Muse, who is also the moderator of the Mystery Board for Barnes & Noble online book Clubs, unexpectedly sent me a few books.  Among them was a paperback of The Boomerang Clue by Agatha Christie.  I already own it by it's other title, Why Didn't They Ask Evan?, but you can never have too many Agatha Christie books around the house.  She also sent me a hardcover of Trent's Last Case by E.C. Bentley and a paperback of Ten Adventures of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton.

18 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Jane Was Here looks totally creepy! I'll be watching for your review of The Honored Dead - it sounds intriguing to me.

Staci said...

You have a great variety of books this week. I had to laugh at the title, "Nerds Who Kill." But I do like the man on the cover!! LOL...ERagon is a great book! Enjoy your finds.

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

Oh wow! You have a great list here. :) And you always find amazing deals! :) I do hope you enjoy Eragon. Although, I had thought you might have read it already. Oh, my mind just doesn't seem to be the same these days. ;) Have a great week!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Dracula is always good.

here is mine

Mary said...

Great list. I love getting surprise books :-)

Lori said...

Fantastic haul - - love all the mysteries!

Mystica said...

Nice pile of books. Agree with you about the Agatha Christie.

StephanieD said...

I didn't know Edward Gorey made illustrations for Dracula?! Okay, trip to the bookstore coming right up.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

These are all so different; hope you enjoy them.

Just Mom said...

I haven't read Eragon yet but I do want to read the series at some point. Great set of book s- enjoy!

RAnn said...

Eragon is on some shelf around here...

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, great-looking books! You won't lose interest with this chilling books! Jane Was Here grabbed my attention.

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have not read Eragon but my family has and they are anxiously waiting the next book in the fall. Great finds at the library sale.

Kaye said...

you got some wonderful books this week, Ryan. Becke is great, isn't she? One of the best moderators ever!! Jane Was Here looks interesting. Enjoy all your new books.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Looks like an interesting week of reading, enjoy!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful mailbox. Happy reading. I received only one book in my mailbox!!

You did so well. Come, have a look at what I read last week!

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

carolsnotebook said...

Wow, what a great list, especially the Dracula illustrated by Gorey. How could I not know that existed?

Yvette said...

Wow. You scored a bunch of good stuff, Ryan. I love THE BOOMERANG CLUE, although I too own it as WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS? (Have you ever seen the film? Really, more a video tape done for, I think, PBS, years ago. It is wonderful.)

I have a good copy of DRACULA. But it's just so damn scary. My daughter and I tried listening to the audio book on one long trip we took once. But it was too frightening to listen to late into the night. Creepy.

Ha.

I am definitely going to read it for my Victorian Reading Challenge.