Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Books For This Week - A Book Sale and Future Giveaway

The mail was relatively slow for me this week - I had fourteen packages coming and only four showed up - but the sale that my library had made up for it. A box of books was only $3 there, so I got 18 books for that price. What I really love about book sales is that they allow you to pick up books you might not normally buy, simply because they're so darn cheap. And every once-in-awhile you find a book that you've really, really been wanting.

Since none of the books this week were for me to review, are there any that you would appreciate a review of?

In the mail:
The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg (won from Badass Bookie)
The Trouble With Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan (won from Addicted to Jane Austen)
Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince by Noriko Ogiwara (won from Haikasoru)
The Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse ("bought" from Random Buzzers)

Purchased from the library book sale:
Path of the Pale Horse by Paul Fleischman
The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll
After the Dancing Days by Margaret I. Rostkowski
The Tamarack Tree by Patricia Clapp
Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis
Drums by James Boyd
Brain Plague by Joan Slonczewski
Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs*
Obernewtyn & The Farseekers by Isobelle Carmody**
Ashling by Isobelle Carmody**
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

*I LOVE the Bones TV series, but haven't read any of the books that inspired it yet.
**The Carmody books are duplicate copies that I got just for you guys! I'm going to have a giveaway for them at some point.

Now to find room for all of these. The box that I lugged the library books home in (no car available today; fortunately the library's only about five blocks away) may find a new use soon.


  1. The Thirteenth Tale is such a great book!! I'm with you on the Bones series. I picked up a couple of those books at the Library Sale out here. I'm interested to see if I like the books as much as the series.

  2. Wow, what a great list of books. Enjoy!