Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mailbox Monday

I received one book for review in the mail.

Lamb Bright Saviors by Robert Vivian It is new out this March.

Saturday was the annual County Library book sale. I came away with a bag full of books. I only took cash to keep within budget and spent exactly what I took. I came away with 17 books. I’ve divided them up into the reasons they made it into my shopping bag.
The first list from the sale is all books I have read. When I first read all the Anne McCaffrey books, I checked them out from a library. Each time I have wanted to re-read them I have had to locate them again at the library. Now I can read these five about my beloved Pern any time I want.

The Renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Dragon Drums by Anne McCaffrey
The Chronicles of Pern: the First Fall by Anne McCaffrey
Moreta by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey

Then there are the books on the to be read list from all the lovely reviews I keep reading by my fellow bloggers

The History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Mara Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Add to that a few books that are part of my many book challenges.

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis (and Perelandra in case I love book one)

 And then there is this group of books

Brave New World Revisted by Aldous Huxley ( I love Brave New World)
The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd (His book London was outstanding)
Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Because I can hardly believe I’ve not read anything by him but The Little Prince)
Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce (Another book from the Kingdom of Tortall)
War and Peace by Tolstoy (Because I just started my library copy and realize I won’t finish it before it is due.

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  1. It looks like you did well at the book sale. Enjoy all your new treasures!

  2. I've sworn that I'm staying away from the library book sales this year. I still have stacks and stacks of unread books from the ones I hit last year!

    I love The Pink Carnation and People of the Book. Princes of Ireland was just okay for me, but I still have Rebels of Ireland waiting to be read. I hope you enjoy them all!

  3. What a great collection of books! I loved Sea Glass, and War and Peace was a book I read a long, long time ago. Time to reread.

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  4. WOW....I love book sales; you have a great week in books - enjoy them all.

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  5. That's a lot of books! I received one in the mail and bought a few used books today. You can see them here.

  6. Our Friends of the Library sale was this weekend too. You had better luck than I did. But I took four bags of books to donate so I feel like I accomplished something, lol.

  7. I love library sales. I donate and buy. You did well at yours! By the time I get to ours it's usually pretty picked over. Enjoy all your wonderful finds!

  8. Our library sale is next month and I can't wait. Of course, I haven't even read all the books from the last sale but you know how it is. Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here

  9. I love Library Book Sales! You got some good ones! Our annual booksale falls on my birthday, so I always take my birthday money with me. :)

  10. Good heavens that's a lot! I'm a little envious. :) My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  11. I love book sales! And it's great that you kept within your budget. You're right, sometimes we feel like re-reading a book and it's comforting to know it's only a few rooms away on the bookshelf.

  12. How fun! I love the Pern books, and am actually listening to Dragonflight on audiobook right now. Such a fun re-read!

  13. Northanger Abbey is my favorite Jane Auten book. It is not that long, so it shouldn't take too long to get through it. It was so funny. There is a part where she is sneaking where she shouldn't be and I was almost crying I was laughing so hard. She reminded me of a little child all of the time, innocent and curious about everything. Enjoy

  14. Nice haul! I love library sales :)
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