Friday, October 12, 2012

In My Mailbox #37

How many weeks have I been in college now? I'm not sure, but at least, for the most part, everything's going very well. I've even had (some) spare time to read and blog! I'm also going stir-crazy from not being able to go to a good of the things I'm highly anticipating about Christmas break.

For review:
Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
See my review here.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (GoodReads First Look)
Review forthcoming within the next week.
Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales (author)

For free, because college is awesome like that:
Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow by Zak Smith (Honors Program)
This monster goes along with the Gravity's Rainbow reading group; we joke (but it's true) that we have the most expensive group. Other people went for the Thrift Editions; we went for the $40 picture book.
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (World Literature Today Book Club)

The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
$2 on the bookstore bargain shelf, with a nice hot pink velvet cover.
A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature by Wilfred L. Guerin et al.
For Intro to Critical Reading and Writing.

Back at home:
Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon (won from her blog; thanks, Melissa!)
The Book of the Night by Pearl North (thanks, Tina's Book Reviews!)
This is the third Libyrinth book; I picked up the first at some point, too, but haven't yet had time to read it.
A Plague Year by Edward Bloor (Random Buzzers)
Because Bloor's first novel, Tangerine, is amazing.

What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. Just spotted more look-alike covers! The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman and The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow. No doubt you will soon spot more of these!
    Margaret P