Mailbox Monday #102

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Avis of She Reads and Reads .  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

I really wouldn’t have had a Mailbox Monday to report this week if I had not visited the discount bookstore Wonder Book in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which simply put is a maze of older books from other people and remainders from books stores and more.  I also received two books in the mail.

Here’s what I received:

1. The Collected Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, although this volume insists in the introduction that The Raven is a story and in the book, which are both incorrect statements.

2. Jane Austen Ruined my Life by Beth Pattillo, which I was happy to buy half off the listed price of $4.97 since some of the pages were falling out.

3. Everyman’s Poetry: The Brontes, which includes the poems of not only the sisters, but also their brother.

4. The Best of H.P. Lovecraft with an Introduction by Robert Bloch

5. A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

5. Nuremberg and Vietnam: An American Tragedy by Telford Taylor for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

6. Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

7. Villette by Charlotte Bronte for the Brontes Challenge that I plan to extend through next year for myself.

8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen because my copy has been so well loved that it has fallen apart from the binding.

9. The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris, which I won from Jo-Jo Loves to Read!!! which I can’t wait to read for the Reagan Arthur Challenge.

10. Heidegger’s Glasses by Thaisa Frank for a TLC Book Tour.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. I received Heidegger’s Glasses too. I’m anxious to read it. Enjoy!!
    Holly (2 Kids and Tired)´s last blog post ..Uncertain HeartReview

  2. I’ve been seeing Heideggers glasses alot lately. I might have to check that one out. Happy reading!
    Holly´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  3. Every single one looks great!! I love the Bronte books 🙂
    I’m doing the Heidegger’s Glasses too. I loved Jane Austen Ruined My Life!!

    Enjoy them all!

  4. A mixed bag of books!
    Mystica´s last blog post ..Review – Roopa Farookis Half Life

  5. Ooh Jane Austen Ruined My Life is on my TBR. Hope you like it! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
    Alayne´s last blog post ..In My Mailbox Monday- The Paris Wife

  6. A great haul, wow! Villette and The Unnamed are both on my TBR list. Enjoy your reading!
    Erin´s last blog post ..Welcome and Giveaway!

  7. I bought a copy of Pride and Prejudice a few weeks ago… still need to read it. Enjoy all your new books!

  8. Wonder Books sounds wonderful! I am curious about The Unnamed. I’ll keep an eye out for your review. Enjoy all your new books!
    Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday October 25

  9. I want to go to Wonder Books!! It looks like you found some great buys. Enjoy all of your new books.

  10. I listened to The Unnamed and really liked it.
    Mary´s last blog post ..A Cedar Key Christmas by Terri DuLong

  11. You had a great time at the book store, I see. Too bad there was nothing there I really, really wanted. Now you have plenty of books to read for the WTTG challenge!
    Anna´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday — October 25