Mailbox Monday #144

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Amused by Books.  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.

Here’s what I picked up from a library sale a weekend or two ago:

1.  American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander

2.  Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

3.  Exercises for the Everyday Writer by Lex Runchiman and Francine Weinberg; there are new versions of this reference.

4.  The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry edited by Jon Silkin; I have an older version from 1979.

5.  The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White for “Wiggles”; the version I picked up for her has the blue cover with the drawing of the boy and the swan by a pond; the same version I had as a kid.

These are books I picked up at the 90% off sale at my Borders in its final days:

6.  Under Fishbone Clouds by Sam Meekings

7.  The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent; though looks like this book has been reissued with a different title.

8.  Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino Bradway

9.  Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo, translated by Edith Grossman, which is part of my effort to read more translated works.

10.  The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

11.  Tethered by Amy MacKinnon

12.  From the Land of the Moon by Milena Agus, translated by Ann Goldstein

13.  Blue Nude by Elizabeth Rosner

14.  These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

15. Around Germantown (MD) (Then and Now) by Margaret Coleman, which I purchased at my new bookstore Novel Places.

What did you receive this week?


  1. You got some good ones! I also have Wolves of Andover. I just got it awhile back and now the new title. Oh, well! I’m kind of partial to the old title anyway. I would like to get The Kitchen Boy too.

    Hope you enjoy your books!

  2. That’s quite a mailbox! I read Barefoot a few years ago – I liked it!

  3. mary Ann Langan says
  4. Wow, a lot of these intrigue me! I am off to go investigate.

  5. You got some great looking books. The only one I have read is The Kitchen Boy. I am pretty intrigued by the Romanovs, so I really liked it.

  6. Wow, you certainly did have a good time at the library sale didn’t you! Lol. It looks like you got a lot of great books. Enjoy!

  7. I loved These Things Hidden. Looks like some great books – lots I haven’t heard of, but look interesting just from the cover. I will have to check them out. Enjoy your reading!

  8. I had fun at the Borders end of days sale too. I wonder why they renamed The Wolves of Andover?

  9. Oooh, the Wolves of Andover and Lady Vernon and Her Daughter both look great — can’t wait to see the reviews!

  10. Book Sniffers Anonymous says

    Awesome mailbox this week. Under Fish Bone Clouds looks like a good book.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  11. I can’t wait to borrow some of these! 😉

  12. Beth Hoffman says

    WOW … what a wonderfully eclectic collection of books. Enjoy!

  13. Oh, I really liked The Kitchen Boy! Enjoy all your books!