Monday, January 18

In My Mail Box, Sort of.

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of the Story Siren, where we can share the books we received in the mail, bought, swapped or picked up from the library. This is my first In My Mailbox, and this week I didn't get any swaps or books delivered in my mailbox, but I did buy some books for the week, from one of my used bookstores. My shelves are bursting now because eight books followed me home today, but I'm happy with my purchases (only cost me $14.92 for 8 books!)

They are:

1) The Outsider - Albert Camus (I realized when I brought the book home it had been underlined and written in. Blasphemy I tell you! But it's still readable, so that's good.)

2) Alice Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

3) The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane

4) Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens

5)The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6) Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

7) Silas Marner - George Eliot (This is going to be great book for the George Eliot Mini Challenge)

8) North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell (This will also be a good choice for the Elizabeth Gaskell Mini Challenge. And I've almost bought the book multiple times. But instead of paying the 10.99 doe it, I paid 1.99. Now that's a bargain!)

So that's what was in my mailbox, although technically they didn't come from my mailbox, but I guess, if I wanted I could shove them in the mail box, walk away and come back and claim they were in fact in my mailbox at one point.... hmmm. Also, I may have to look into some bookmoch/swap or paperback swap. I have a few books I don't want, so if I could send these off to new homes and give books new homes in return, then that would be great. Any suggestions as to which one I should use? I know theres a bunch out there, but don't know which to use.

Oh, and I hope to have a review for The Heretic Queen Up, I finished it last night, but have been feeling a little icy most of the evening, so it may be up tomorrow. Hope you all had great finds in your mailboxs or bookstores.


  1. What a great deal!! Enjoy your new books.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. I hate when I discover the books have been written in.

  3. Hey! You left a comment on my blog about Vlogs and I wanted to let you know right now I use my Computer's Youcam program, but will probably start using my digital camera instead because of sound issues. I edited it with Windows Movie Maker.

    Good luck with one in the future and enjoy your books!

  4. I love the expression - "they followed me home"! Great price for 8 books though.

  5. That's a great bunch of books! I notice that they are all classics and I am wondering if you are just getting into reading the classics, or have been doing it for some time? I ask because over the course of the past few years, I have managed to collect many of the classics, but have failed to read even a small portion of them. It would be really neat to see more reviews of classic literature. It might inspire me to pick more of them up!

  6. Anna - I shall enjoy them thank you. I wish I could always get that great of deals on books!

    Amanda - I do to. I always end up spending time trying to decipher what they wrote, and why the wrote it or why they choose to underline a particular passage. So it ends up being distracting.

    Kristen - Thanks for the advice. I'll have to keep experimenting.

    Booksync - I do too. It helps me justify bring books home. And I had to at the great price!

    Zibilee - I've been in a bit of a classic mood lately, so I've been buying them more. Also most of the good deals at the used bookstores are usually with the classics. A lot of the newer books of 2007 - 2009 are harder to find used, so I stick with filling in the gaps of the classics portion of the collection. I usually tag my reviews under classics, so check them out!

  7. What a great deal! Enjoy the Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, and others. Many of those I've read and enjoyed.

    Happy reading.

  8. You bought some really good ones here! Don't worry...we always include books we bought in our weekly mailbox posts. It's entirely appropriate!

    I have an award for you over at my blog:

  9. Serena - Thanks I will. It took one short story collection for me to become a fan of Doyle :)

    Thetruebookaddict - thanks for the award!