In my mailbox this week

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - Save & Share - 10 Comments

“In my mailbox” is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren in which people share the books that they have acquired that week.  They don’t have to have come arrived through the mail (or post if, like me, you’re English), and most of mine have come from second hand book stalls.  It sounds more like a confessional to me, particularly given my acquisition of books despite the book embargo from my mother, and so it’s rather appropriate for a Sunday post.  This is my first time taking part (obviously, this blog not being in existence last Monday).

I’m afraid I don’t own a camera at the moment, although I will see about rectifying this in the future, so it’s just going to be one long big list from me this week.

I can’t wait to get stuck into this lot, although I’m going to try to give my older books a chance first.  I feel very guilty as they look down at me from the shelves, unread.

This means that, as of today, my TBR pile stands 475 books high.

Posted in General Bumf • Tags: , Top Of Page

10 Responses to “In my mailbox this week”

Comment from Shan
Time August 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

That’s a great list of books, you must be excited to get started on that pile!
Nice to meet another person who appreciates books and tea like I do!

Comment from Julia
Time August 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I recently bought “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortensen. It sounds so interesting, I can’t wait to get stuck in. I love the name of your blog and that quote!

Comment from David Durant
Time August 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

> Candide and Other Stories by Voltaire

Would like to borrow this at some point if that’s okay.

Comment from Lesa
Time August 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Animal Farm is the only one I’ve read but I’ve been meaning to read the Color Purple. Yes, I can just imagine the guilt…

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time August 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Of course you may. I’ll bump it to the top of the short story pile for when I finish A. S. Byatt.

Comment from E.J. Stevens
Time August 23, 2010 at 1:15 am

Orwell and Wharton all in one week! Great mailbox! My IMM Birthday Edition is here.

From the Shadows

Comment from Corrine
Time August 23, 2010 at 5:12 am

This sounds like a great list of books! I think I have Candide packed away somewhere, but I’ve never had a chance to read it. I have yet to read Animal Farm as well. I hope you enjoy the books you received this week! Happy reading. :)

Comment from Amy
Time August 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Wow, what a huge list! Happy reading!

Comment from Mrs. Q: Book Addict
Time August 24, 2010 at 12:19 am

Wow, you have a great list of big names on your mailbox post. The Age of Innocence is suppose to be a good book, I’ve yet to read it. Animal Farm is a huge favourite. Enjoy!

Comment from Nikki-ann
Time August 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm

That’s a lot of books! I hope you enjoy reading them :)

Write a comment