Mailbox Monday #240

Mailbox Monday (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  September’s host is Book Dragon’s Lair.

The meme allows 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 we got at the library sale for the little one:

1.  Bible Friends: Who’s Hiding?

2.  It’s Tigger Time!

3.  The Best Halloween Hunt Ever by John Speirs

4.  My World: A First Look at the World illustrated by Prue Greener

5.  Tarzan: Jungle Adventure

6.  Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford

7.  Sinbad dvd

These are the ones I found for me:

8.  A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz

Before Jane Austen, William Deresiewicz was a very different young man. A sullen and arrogant graduate student, he never thought Austen would have anything to offer him. Then he read Emma—and everything changed.

In this unique and lyrical book, Deresiewicz weaves the misadventures of Austen’s characters with his own youthful follies, demonstrating the power of the great novelist’s teachings—and how, for Austen, growing up and making mistakes are one and the same. Honest, erudite, and deeply moving, A Jane Austen Education is the story of one man’s discovery of the world outside himself.

9.  Wilderness: Volume 1 by Jim Morrison

Compiled from the literary estate of the singer who brought a wildly lyrical poetry of the damned to the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Includes unpublished poems, drawings, photos, and a candid self-interview.



10.  World War Z by Max Brooks

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.



11.  The Eight Stages of Translation by Robert Bly




12.  Audition by Barbara Walters, which is really a gift for my mom.

Barbara Walters, arguably the most important woman in the history of television, has had an amazingly full life. In the bestselling Audition, she describes her extraordinary public and private journey.

What did you receive?


  1. One of these days want to read World War Z. Maybe even before I see the movie!

    I’ve been staying away from the library sales… at least until I buy more bookshelves or clean out the ones I have!

  2. You did well at your library sale. I love to go and look through a good library sale. I have been trying to donate more to the sale than I buy but sometimes that is so hard to do. I always find interesting books I have to have. Enjoy your finds!

  3. I love library sales but lately I’ve been donating instead of buying 🙂 Enjoy your new books!

  4. Love those library sales.

    ENJOY your new books.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. Hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here is my post

  6. Beth Hoffman says

    I love library sales. Happy reading, Serena!

  7. You racked up at the library sale! My mom would like Audition too.

  8. I really enjoyed A Jane Austen Education. Happy reading!

  9. I have been absent from blogging – weddings got in the way but hopefully by the end of this week things would have settled down. I like the look of Jane Austen’s Education book.

    • I can imagine weddings would be time consuming. I hope they went well; I do recall seeing some photos on FB and everyone looked great.