Monday, 11 May 2009

Mailbox Monday

Monday Mailbox is here again and I am waiting on two lovely books that I won from two other sites. If you want to join in with Monday Mailbox, you will find it here at the Printed Page. Hopefully I will be able to show those to you next week. So no books actually came through the post, but I did manage to buy some fabulous books from the charity shop this week.
I am really pleased with this set as I have been after these for a while. They are the full set of YA Wicca books by Cate Tiernan. They retail at £4.99 each and I paid £4.50 for the lot. I was really pleased that the set was complete too.
I also picked up the above three books. I have been after Revolutionary Road for awhile, so I was pleased to get this one. The Year of Wonders is set during the years of the plague where a village quarantined itself for a year to avoid the plague affecting their town.
Footsteps in the Sand by Sarah Challis really caught my eye - here is the blurb on the back.
When Emily Kingsley arrives at the church, late and sad, for her Great Aunt Mary's funeral, she has no idea that her life is about to change completely. Still grieving for her broken relationship with the vain, mean and unfaithful Ted, and trying to come to terms with the cracks which seem to be appearing in her parents' marriage, she sobs her heart out in the church. At the wake afterwards, however, she and her cousin Clemmie are told that Mary has appointed them executors of part of her Will. They are to transport her ashes to Mali, in western Africa and her final resting place is to be Timadjlalen, in the Saharan desert. And so begins Emily and Clemmie's adventure - a journey that will be the most important of their lives.
I really do like books where the main characters have to go on a journey.
So what books did you get this week?

15 comments:

  1. Wow, only that for all those books! Lucky you :D

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  2. Wow, how fantastic to get hold of the entire series! And 4.50? Bargain! I've been trying to find a copy of Revolutionary Road as well, without luck. And I'd heard of Year Of Wonders before, but I didn't actually know what it was about. Sounds intriguing.

    I got three books recently. I think? Peace Like A River by Leif Enger (possibly?) Moon Palace by Paul Auster, and ... One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson.

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  3. I'm so jealous, Viv! You lucky woman!!!

    I enjoy reading Revolutionary Road eventhough it's a rather sad book. I hope you will too.

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  4. you hit the jackpot! Happy reading and I hope you enjoy all the goodies you got his week.

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  5. That's a great deal for the whole set! I love the matching covers. They must look so nice on the shelf.

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  6. Wow! You got such a great deal on that series!

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  7. Wow, what an amazing book week you had! And a cheap one too ;)

    It is always nice to be able to buy books in person, especially a whole series. It creates a warm, bubbly, look at me carrying books feeling. :D

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  8. oh my gosh, look at all those books, enjoy them! Footsteps in the Sand sounds good.
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  9. nothing but bills over here...someone send me some books! haha.

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  10. I've had my eye on Revolutionary Road as well, but don't really have a strong desire to watch the movie. It's always fun to get a complete series--especially so cheap! Hope you enjoy the reading.

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  11. It's just plain exciting I think to see a whole series of books waiting to be read. I have Revolutionary Road as well though haven't read it yet.

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  12. Wow well done on picking up the set. I picked up Year of Wonders at an op shop. I love getting a bargain!
    Happy reading

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  13. Never heard of that Wicca series before but it does sound really neat! Love those covers too. :) Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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