In my mailbox

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - Save & Share - 5 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.

For one reason or another (chiefly not being home at the weekends) I’ve not done one of these for a month now.  Consequently, the book haul looks rather horrendous, I know, and I’m going to have to put a stop to my acquisition habit this month.  This mammoth pile is the combined result of books requested on BookMooch and books from charity shops as usual, with a few thrown in here and there from ebay or Amazon marketplace.  This time around the biggest culprit was a charity shop I passed when I was out pottering during my lunch break which had a sign in the window bearing the fatal words “All books 50p”.  Now how was I supposed to resist that?  At least I can ease my book guilt by the knowledge that I’m not spending much money and other people are benefiting from my habit.

I think I’m just going to list these because there are too many of them for me to comment on them all and this would become an incredibly long post.  Now that I’ve caught up I’ll try not to leave it so long next time (oh, and to cut back on the books too, honest).

From BookMooch:

From charity shops:

From Amazon and Ebay:

Received for review:

So, in summary:

Books off the TBR pile in the past four weeks – 6

Books on the TBR pile this fortnight – 67 (shhh, don’t tell)

Change – +61

TBR pile stands at – 584 books (oh dear)

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5 Responses to “In my mailbox”

Comment from Amanda @ one more page
Time November 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

That’s quite a pile! Your TBR pile makes me feel better … I have about 100 to get through! Enjoy – I love The Great Gatsby :)

Comment from PK Reeves
Time November 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm


I just have to say OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!

That is one killer mailbox! You now have the official title as THE MAILBOX of the WEEK!
Ahem…. mine is tiny….tiny…tiny ;)

Comment from Mia
Time November 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

A great selection of books. They all look great. Happy Reading :)
Check out what’s In My Mailbox
and don’t forget to enter the giveaway

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time November 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Indeed it is. I think I act as some sort of TBR pile schadenfreude fairy: I make other people feel better about their TBR piles by having such a ludicruosly big one. See, I haven’t got a problem, I’m performing a useful public service.

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time November 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Hehe, thank you. It’s honestly not usually this bad. This will teach me to leave it for four weeks…

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