In my mailbox

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, October 4, 2010 - Save & Share - 3 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.

Father, forgive me, for I have sinned.  It has been two weeks since my last confession.

Oh dear.  Oh dear, oh dear.  Well, it seems I do nothing by halves.  Not only have I succeeded in going over my 500 book limit for the TBR pile, but I have done so in spectacular fashion. 500 books is now a mere speck in the distance.  Oops.  For me it seems, book limits are like deadlines for Douglas Adams: I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly past.  I think I may have to declare next week ‘short book reading week’ in order to try to reduce this mountain, at least superficially.  Please bear in mind that this is a fortnight’s worth of books, not just one week, and try not to judge me too much.

From local charity shops:

From BookMooch:


Bought in a big box from Ebay (After realising that almost all of my favourite books this past quarter have been published by Virago, I’ve become a little obsessed with this publisher, so how could I pass up a box of eleven [well, ten I don't have] Virago Modern Classics for £8?  I’ve not heard of any of these before, but they all look to be good reads):

So, in summary:

Books off the TBR pile this fortnight – 7

Books on the TBR pile this fortnight – 26 (gulp)

Change – +19

TBR pile stands at – 514 books

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3 Responses to “In my mailbox”

Comment from Laura
Time October 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Oh my life! Where are you keeping all these books?
‘Middlesex’ is on my TBR pile as well.

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time October 5, 2010 at 9:42 am

I actually have a pile in the office that I’m waiting to take home in dribs and drabs. At home they’re all double stacked and I’m lying books along the top of them all now. We’re going to have an awful lot of flat pack bookshelves to assemble when we eventually find a house.

Comment from PolishOutlander
Time October 14, 2010 at 1:56 am

Oh there are some goodies in there! Perfume has to be one of my favorite books of all-time. I’ll read anything by Celia Rees; I enjoyed Witch Child more than Soreceress. Hugo Cabret is just a gem, in all it’s bulky and illustrated glory. Middlesex might also be one of my favorites. I love those types of personal and epic sagas.
I would like to go through my bookcases one day and actually see what is TBR. I’m afraid the number would be quite daunting.

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