Monday, July 06, 2009

Mailbox Monday and where am I?

Just a couple of new books to mention this week, but I'm quite looking forward to both of them.

10:01 by Lance Olsen
Won in a giveaway at Save Ophelia. Thanks so much for sending this Lena!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
Picked up at my favourite book store in Tokyo, when I stopped by there last week for the first time in a couple of months. I know I probably shouldn't be buying new books yet, especially considering I still haven't unpacked all of mine, but I've been wanting this one and they had it discounted. How could I refuse that?

So only 2 books, but I also got 2 bookish magazines today. The July/August edition of newbooks arrived in the post, and I picked up the current edition of Bookmarks while out and about. I've had a little flip through and there seem to be so many books I haven't heard of to discover and tempt me. I'm sure I'll be adding some of them to my already ridiculously long wishlist!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

As for my reading, I've been spending my time this past week in Montreal, meeting the curious residents of Fabre Street, including the pregnant woman of the title, and even the neighbourhood cat. [The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay]
I only have a few pages left so next I think I'll be heading to New York where I have a bad feeling not everything is as it previously seemed. [Best Intentions by Emily Listfield].

It's Tuesday, where are you? is hosted by raidergirl3 at an adventure in reading.

Where has your reading been taking you lately?


  1. Hope you enjoy Guernsey! I did : )

  2. I pulled several titles out of Bookmarks this issue too. So many tempting books!

    I hope you enjoy your new books! I am looking forward to reading Schaffer and Barrows book very much.

  3. Oooh, a discount! Who can resist indeed. My addiction has gotten so bad that if I see a book I really want at a brick and mortal bookstore I can rarely resist. Good thing I live somewhere where that doesn't happen very often, I guess :P

    I hope you have a great week!

  4. I just received The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society in the mail. I'm looking forward to reading it, and to reading your review.

  5. LOL! I love Bookmarks but it is so bad for my TBR list!

  6. Guernsey is a wonderful book!! And I agree how could you refuse the discount??? I enjoyed Best Intentions too, that was my first time reading this author. Enjoy this current read is taking me to Dublin!!

  7. Hi!
    Sounds like an intriguing book! I have Guernsey on my TBR list for this year. I've heard it's really good! Have a great day!


  8. I've got Guernsey on my floor, but I probably won't get to it for a while. :( Too many books!

    Anyway, on an unrelated note, saw that today is Tanabata and I immediately thought of you. I didn't know the meaning of your name until now.

  9. Can't wait for your thoughts on Guernsey. I loved that book!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  10. I forgot to tell you that you are mentioned in my vlog post from this last weekend :o)

  11. I finished the Guernsey book not too long ago and loved it. I know so many people have enjoyed it and I was thinking I wouldn't be wowed by it but it was just such a nice, comfort read. I hope you like it.

  12. I have yet to hear a negative review for Guernsey. It's amazing how well-loved it is around the globe. Have a great time reading it!

  13. You're in for such a treat with Guernsey! Like everyone else has said, it's a wonderful book.

  14. I'll be waiting to read your view about THE FAT WOMAN NEXT DOOR IS PREGNANT. Back when I was running a Yahoo French site, before the Blogs took over all Canadians and French participants where talking about Michel Tremblay, this book and others he wrote. To this day I haven't read any of his books...if you like his style I will give him a try...otherwise I will pass.

    Wishing you a nice week-end

    P.S. I'll be backon my blog in a week or two, but still check my favorite blogs and friends:D

  15. Mary - Thanks, I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Wendy - So many tempting books is right! Oh well, it's fun to dream that we'll actually get to read them all someday. :P

    Nymeth - LOL. I so know what you mean! When we lived in England I had no willpower whatsoever. I suppose it's a good thing there is less selection and/or the books are more expensive here. At least it makes me hesitate before buying. :)

    Charley - I hope I can fit it in sometime soon!

    Terri B. - It's very bad for my wish list but that won't stop me from picking up the next issue.

    And very cool! I just watched your vlog. Thanks for the mention. :)

    Staci - I agree, it's impossible to resist a discount!
    It's my first time to read Emily Listfield as well, but there have been lots of good reviews of Best Intentions so I'm looking forward to getting into it.

    Sherrie - I hope to get to the Guernsey book this year too, especially since everyone seems to love it!

  16. Trish - Oh, I know how that goes. I have lots of books I'd like to get to as well, but I know some of them will still be there waiting at the end of the year. :(

    July 7th, Tanabata, is the day of our wedding anniversary. That's why I took it as a screen name. :)

    Anna - It's had such great reviews, I'm really looking forward to reading it!

    Iliana - When I first heard of it I wasn't sure I'd be wowed by it either but all the positive reviews have really made me want to read it for myself.

    Les - Me neither! It sure does seem to be universally loved, doesn't it?

    Memory - I'm very much looking forward to it!

    Sylvie - I hope everything is well with you, and that you're having a good blog break. I feel so out of touch with my blog friends lately and am looking forward to having more time online soon. :)

    I quite enjoyed The Fat Woman... It was my first time to read anything by Michel Tremblay but I'd read something else now based on this one. The translation was very good but I do think it would be better in the original French.

  17. Well, Happy Tanabata and Happy Anniversary!


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