Sunday, January 8, 2012

In My Mailbox #18: After-Christmas Haul

Normally, my mom and I scour local antique and used book stores after Christmas, but this year we didn't get a chance. Instead, I contented myself with spending Christmas giftcards at Barnes and Noble:

Morlock Night by K.W. Jeter
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Wavesong (Obernewtyn #5) by Isobelle Carmody
East by Edith Pattou
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
The Dolphin People by Torsten Krol
The Chess Machine by Robert Löhr
The End of the World ed. by Michael Kelahan
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
The Strain (Strain Trilogy #1) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Have any of you heard of/read these? Most came off the bargain page, purchased because they looked interesting and were cheap. I'm particularly excited about the End of the World anthology of "classic" post-apocalyptic stories - most are from the Victorian era and about half I'm unfamiliar with, leaving me wondering why on earth I haven't run across the anthology before!

The creepy building with faces is part of my Emerald City of Oz model, which will be posted at a later date.


  1. I've read Isobelle Carmody's Wavesong. It's part of the Obernewtyn series which I just adore and have been waiting years for her to finish writing it! :)

  2. I love the Obernewtyn series, too! I've read the first four. I'd asked for Wavesong for several rounds of Christmas and birthday gifts but never gotten it, so I finally just ordered it with all the other books from B&N.

  3. I haven't read any but they look pretty good. I hope you enjoy them!

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  4. I liked The Strain - it pretty much divided the opinions of everyone I know that has read it!

    My IMM @ The Aussie Zombie

  5. I finally pulled Love in the Time of Cholera off my shelf last year (and read it). I love magical realism.

    I'm excited to see Goethe's Faust among the books in your blog header--I love that one. :)

  6. You have a few that I've had on my Wish List, including We. And I have The Strain sitting on my TBR shelf still. I'll get to it one of these days!


  7. So many awesome looking books :) Enjoy all your books!