Mailbox Monday, a weekly meme previously hosted by The Story Siren, has now moved to Let Them Read Books. It "is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!"
I have to admit it. I’m an addict. My last acquisitions for the year include:
- The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction by Kate Chopin - I've heard a lot of good things about The Awakening from fellow book bloggers, so, when I saw a copy at the used bookstore, I immediately snatched it up. We'll see.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Originally, I downloaded an e-book from Gutenberg.org and read it on my phone. After I finished it, I was seized with a severe case of book lust, and went in search of my own real copy.
- A Plea for Eros by Siri Hustvedt
- This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter
- New Women and New Fiction: Short Stories Since the Sixties Edited by Susan Cahill
- Writing A Woman’s Life by Carolyn Heilbrun
- Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
- Clear by Nicola Barker
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Look, guys, I finally got a copy!
An aunt gave me money for Christmas, and, of course, National Bookstore became my first destination—Book Sale being the second. When I got to the bookstore, I couldn’t find a copy anywhere, and I ended up feeling like the world was mocking me. Why, Fate, did you allow my eyes to wander all over the cover of The Book thief when my pocket was empty and now…?
After hyperventilating, I decided to ask for assistance, and a sales clerk—a very, very beautiful clerk in my eyes—led me to a shelf where, funny enough, the last two copies of The Book Thief were sandwiched between Twilight and a novel about fallen angels. As Tom Felton so blithely says, boo yeah!
Why, yes, I’m a dork.
A broke dork.