Sunday, 30 September 2012

In My Mailbox (45)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, in which book bloggers post about the books they've bought, borrowed or received in the past week.

I just got back from Paris on Wednesday, and although I'm still really tired and jet lagged and haven't yet gotten back into the swing of things (like by putting up photos) here are the books I bought! I obviously went to Shakespeare & Company and ended up buying A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. I was reading this in Paris and haven't yet finished it due to another little book that's been taking up my time, it was really enjoyable to read it in Paris and added a lot to my experiences.

My England books! In Bath I bought Persuasion by Jane Austen, even though I own a copy already. But, you know, I was in Bath. Stacey from Pretty Books and I went to a tonne of bookstores, where I bought Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Fire Spell by Laura May Schlitz. At the Waterloo Book Market I bought And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. At the WB Studio Tour I bought this Marauder's Map mug, copying Stacey's. I also bought The Blitz: A Very Peculiar History from The London Museum. 

I got home Wednesday night and bought The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling the next day. I'm still very jet-lagged and keep waking up at 2 in the morning, so I haven't been reading at my normal pace and am only half way through. But I really really am enjoying it. A lot. I know I'm fairly biased towards J.K. Rowling but I think it's very good so far, although not what I expected. 

That's it for me; what books did you receive this week? 


  1. I'm still dubious about getting The Casual Vacancy because it's not my usual book but it's JK! Can't wait to see what you think of the rest of it.

  2. Congrats on Casual Vacancy. I'm torn on it so I'm excited to see people start reviewing it. Happy reading.

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  3. I'm really looking forward to your review of 'The Casual Vacancy', the ones I've read so far are quite mixed (either it's brilliant or not worth reading), and I can't quite make up my mind!

  4. I hope you'll get to Fire Spell soon and that you like it :D I'm only on page 10 of The Casual Vacancy at the moment, but it's a good sign that you're enjoying it.

  5. I love that you bought so many classics! I have yet to read the unabridged version of Little Women, but in general I also just need to read some good classics. I hope you enjoy them!

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