Monday, 14 September 2009

Monday Mailbox

I feel like I have been surrounded by good book bloggers this week, all declaring book bans for the foreseeable future and it sent me into a frenzy which involved me actually buying two brand new books. I can't cope with everyone being so good! I need to be rebellious.
So I went out and bought Julie and Julia by Julie Powell, which I have been wanting to read for a while. I also bought Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, which I just had to have.
I also picked up two books from the charity shops.
The Floating Brothel by Sian Rees -The Extraordinary True Story of an 18th-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts.
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I am really pleased with this one as it is the hardback version and it doesn't look like it has ever been read. It costs £18 to buy new and I got it for £2. Bargain.

Now I did attempt to put myself on a library book ban until I have read a few of my own books. However, on returning two of my already large library selection, I came across these two graphic books.
Moomin - The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip - I have a real strong urge to read the Moomin books lately. I think it has something to do with the change of season as I vividly remember reading my first Moomin book during the autumn. I cannot find my original books, so I am on a quest to buy them again. So I was over the moon, when I spotted this graphic book in the library. I can't wait to read it.
Creatures of the Night by Neal Gaiman and Michael Zulli. This features two of Neil Gaimans stories - The Price and The Daughter of Owls which originally featured in Neil Gaiman's book Smoke and Mirrors. I thought this would be ideal for the RIP challenge.
So there are all the books that have entered my house this week. What did you get?

14 comments:

  1. Cool Moomin :D

    Oh Zafon, love him, and you got the Hunger Games too. Happy reading :D

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  2. HUNGER GAMES is in my wish list! Great books you have, Viv. Enjoy!

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  3. Love these posts and reading about everyone's guilty purchases, book bargains or wins. Catching Fire is my next must have lol

    Here's my mailbox

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  4. Good on you for that show of rebellion. Enjoy your books.

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  5. Good week! I have to get my hands on a copy of Hunger Games; everyone is raving about it! enjoy!

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  6. As always, those are some GREAT finds! I read my first Tove Jansson last week, so now I'm dying to read the Moomin books.

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  7. I enjoyed the audio version of Julie & Julia, but I must warn you that the author has quite the potty mouth!

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  8. Hi,
    I too have very fond memories of the moomins and spookily enough I saw some beautiful Moomin china cups and plates in a shop in Tonbridge Wells last month!! Scandinavian books must translate well into welsh as I remember reading 'Dewin ym Mwmin gwm' which is Wizard in Moomin Valley. Notice the way Moomin is welshified! I also remember reading Pippi Hosan hir (Longstocking!!!)

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  9. I bought Julie and Julia, too. It looks really good. Enjoy!

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  10. Moomins! Awwww. That takes me back to childhood. <3

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  11. I haven't started my copy of Julie & Julia but I've been keeping it on my nightstand table to make sure I read it soon. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  12. Great finds.The Angel's Game is a great book. I really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  13. happy reading, those are some great books ;O) The graphic books look interesting.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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