Sunday, 22 May 2011

In My Mailbox (22)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.

1. Dune by Frank Herbert
2. Running With The Demon by Terry Brooks
3. Brick Lane By Monica Ali

4. The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie
5. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
6. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

7. Lark Rise To Candleford by Flora Thompson
8. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
9. Money by Martin Amis

10. A Pocketful Of Rye by Agatha Christie
11. Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie
12. A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

13. The Kingdom Beyond The Waves by Stephen Hunt
14. The White Woman On The Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
15. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

I got a fair few this week, although they are all from charity shops or the local market so I got a good bargain on them! I also got two more small leather bound books too; the first The Black Tulip and the second Chicot The Jester, both by Alexandre Dumas. I picked them up because Dumas is one of my favourite authors (I've already read The Black Tulip and loved it) but not only that, somebody had written inside both covers in the same scrawl 'Audrey Hilda Bottoms 1935'. Now, I absolutely love knowing that somebody has read and enjoyed the books previously and this Audrey must has been a big fan of Dumas becasue there was a whole load more of these little books by him on the shelf.

I'm looking forward to reading the Agatha Christie books. I first read Peril At End House last year and loved it, so I've been picking them up cheap whenever I see them. I've read three of her books so far and I've yet to guess the ending :)


Natalie said...

Dune is one of my all time favourite books! I've been meaning to getting around to reading Lady Chatterley's Lover. Nice IMM :) PS I love the name of your blog!

Loren Chase said...

I love Alexandre Dumas as well! Have you read The Count of Monte Cristo? I also love love love Dune! My favorite in that series is Children of Dune, I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week! ;)


ComaCalm said...

I have Mister Pip, it's been gathering dust for a couple of years and I still haven't read it!

ComaCalm's IMM

The Library Owl said...

@Natalie - Thanks, I love owls so I couldn't resist using it in my blog name :)

@Loren - I have read The Count of Monte Cristo and loved it and is probably my favourite Dumas book!

@ComaCalm - I've been meaning to pick up Master Pip for a while especially after reading and enjoying Great Expectations. So when I saw it in the charity shop I knew it was time :)

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

I am sad to say I have not read any of those books. I really need to get on the ball! :)

Book Reviews From The Basement said...

Lucky you who have The Replacement. I really, really want to read that book. Heard so many good things about it. But I think the hardcover pciture is way cooler than the one on the paperback:)

Amber said...

I haven't heard of a lot of these but I did read and really enjoy The Replacement. Happy reading!

The Library Owl said...

@Kim - Don't worry, I haven't read any of them either which is why I picked them up :) I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever manage to read all the books I want to read!

@Book Reviews - I've been wanting to read The Replacement for a while but have been putting it off because I really wanted the fantastically creepy hardback cover but when I saw it for £2 the cover didn't seem as important :)

@Amber - There's a couple I hadn't heard of either but I read the backs and thought they sounded interesting. I'm looking forward to reading The Replacement, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!

BooksforCompany said...

Ohh The Replacement!
I do love the sound of this and keep meaning to read it.
Enjoy =)

Hanna said...

Hi there, I'm a new follower! *waves*

You read such interesting books, so different from the books you see repeated on every other blog. I got really excited when I saw Lady Chatterley's lover here - it's the last book I read!

Death on the Nile is my favourite Agatha Christie.

Hanna said...

I didn't see Running with the Demon at first glance - you're in for a treat, the Next Freemark books are brilliant!