Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books and is being hosted all this month by Diary Of An Eccentric.
I'm always surprised by the truly nice and genuine people that I have had the privilege of knowing through book blogging. What I really love is when one of them, who clearly knows your taste in books, emails you and offers you a few books they are sure you will love. That was the case when Beth of Beth's Book Reviews offered up a few vintage mysteries that she thought I would enjoy. Needless to say I was a very happy boy when I got the package in the mail, opened it up, and saw what was inside. She graciously sent a long paperbacks of The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Mountain Cat Murders by Rex Stout, and The Silent Speaker by Rex Stout.
I'm a very bad young man (okay, maybe not so young man) who has a nasty habit of walking into bookstores and walking out with more books than he should. I innocently wandered into Barnes & Noble and let that heady aroma get to into my head. I did manage to leave the store with only one book in my hand, a trade paperback of Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie. However, while I was in the store, I ordered three more books for home delivery. I picked up trade paperbacks of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, and The Monk by Matthew Lewis.
Beth sure does know you! Enjoy your new books!
Lovely mailbox..i avoid the bookstore unless i bring someone to contol me..lol now i have a nook tablet and it is so easy to click confirm download...enjoy!
Oh my goodness, Ryan, you're as bad as I am. Ha! I should say, as bad as I used to be. Though lately I've been ordering used books online and it's kind of becoming a habit. But they're just so cheap!!
I loved DEATH IN THE CLOUDS, can't wai to see your review. Also, THE SILENT SPEAKER is terrific. Haven't read the other two. THE RED LAMP....Hmmm, never heard of it. Mary Roberts Rinehart is really hard to find online. But I know how you love her books, Ryan. I'll keep an eye out. For sure.
Bookstores are dangerous places, aren't they? I swear that there's just something magical about the smell of books that makes you want to take them all home with you! Enjoy all of your new goodies! :)
Ok we all have been bad like this at many times in our lives! you are excused.
How nice of Beth. and buying books isn't bad, it's "helping out the economy"...LOL see, don't you feel better now?
enjoy your new books
How fun when you get books from other bloggers! I've been really good about not buying books lately but I understand the heady sensation when one walks into a bookstore...
Bloggers are so kind and generous with their books. Enjoy the new additions to your library!
OOh look at all the books! I love us book bloggers too Ryan... we are good at sharing what we love! BOOKS!!!
(OH and I never walk out of Barnes and Noble empty handed... unheard of!) :)
Have a super week!
I think most of us have that bookstore "nasty habit", ha. Enjoy all your new books!
Book bloggers are awesome :-) I feed my book addiction at the library - otherwise, I would spend all my $$.
Enjoy all your new books! These are new to me.
I try to stay away from the books section and focus on the coffee shop, where I'm reading the book I brought with me.
However, at home...well, Amazon is one of my bookmarked pages, and we know what happens when we go there!
Enjoy your books!
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Hope you love your new books.
Oh, Beth definitely knows your taste - what a wonderful gesture!
Beth is wonderful!! What an awesome thing to do for you!! I hope you enjoy them all and you're not a nasty little boy....just a person who knows how to spend their money wisely...on great books!
Hey you can't be good all the time ... that'd be boring lol. How sweet of Beth and such a nice surprise for you :)
You're going to Love Don Quixote, Ryan. That translation is my favorite (http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=5), can't wait to see what you think about it.
WOw, you had a great week in finding books. :) Hope you enjoy them all.
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