Monday 18 May 2009

Monday Mailbox

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Sixteen books have come my way this week and that is so bad!

With the help of my best buddy's mum Joan I know now where The Paperback Exchange in Bognor Regis is This is a lovely old shop where you can exchange books. This shop is definitely a book lovers paradise as I don't think I have ever seen such a huge amount of old books in one place.

I picked up three really old books in there.

1) The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley - I have a fascination with Charles Kingsley after visiting Clovelly in Devon, where he used to live. We are going back to Devon this year, to a place called Westward Ho! which was named after one of his books. I am on the look out for that book now too.

2) White Fang by Jack London - always wanted to read this.

3) Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson, another book connected to Devon, where you can actually go on the Tarka Trail.

I also got the following books on my travels this week.

1) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. Bargain - only 50p.

2) Pop Co by Scarlett Thomas. I already had The End of Mr Y, so I thought I would get this one too.

3) The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga - won best book of the year at the Galaxy Book Awards

4) The Pere - Lachaise Mystery by Claude Izner

5) March by Geraldine Brooks which follows the story of Mr March from Little Women on his wartime experiences.

6) Dragon Reader by Cornelia Funke - loved Inkheart and found this beautiful hardback book to read.

7) The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. Got for the 1% Well Read Challenge

8)Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

9) Visits from the Afterlife by Sylvia Browne - non fiction.

10) The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz - winner of Richard and Judy - how to get published competition.

11) The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

12) The Swallow of Kabul by Yasmin Khadra

13) Tennis Shoes by Noel Streatfield. I love Ballets Shoes but I have never read any of the other Noel Streatfield books, so I am hoping to collect them all.

That is a serious book haul this week and I know I should feel bad, but the most I paid for a book is a £1, so I won't feel bad.


  1. Lol, don't feel bad, those were so cheap :)
    Good haul indeed

  2. WOW> When do you find the time to read so many books. I want to know what The boy in striped pjs is like as I would really love to read that one.

  3. Wow, what a great haul. The Handmaid's Tale is one of my favourite books.

    I tried reading White Tiger and March earlier this year but didn't get very far with them. I think I'd still like to read March, it just wasn't the right timing.

  4. Wow! So many books! :) I bought a few over the weekend, made me happy! Enjoy them!

  5. You sure outdid yourself this week, didn't you? LOL!

    My mailbox is here:

  6. Wow-you're definitely going to need those extra bookshelves! lol.

  7. You always find such great bargains!!

  8. Wow, you got lots of great books this week. I really enjoyed The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

  9. Great list of books. I'm following your blog so I'll look forward to some reviews!

  10. Wow! Where do you store all those books?

  11. Wow, you managed to get some great books. Congratulations! Have fun reading them.

  12. What a great week for you! Enjoy your books.

  13. i've heard great things about the boyne novel--and you're such a bargain hunter! i have the dante club in my car...but never seem to find a mo' to read it. maybe your review will inspire?

  14. Wow, lots of books there, happy reading!

    And, your wish is my command... There is a Blogger Tips link in my header now. That was a great suggestion!

  15. great stack of books! I'm curious to see how you like The Handmaids Tale. I want to read that one as well.

  16. Great books you have there, Viv!

    I've really enjoyed both The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The White Tiger. :D

  17. Good hunting, you got some really great books for a bargain!!
    Looking forward to hearing what you think of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


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