Monday, April 20, 2009

Mailbox Monday, April 20th



Mailbox Monday is a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. If you want to join in, just go there.



This week was eventful for my mailbox.

For three of the books I can blame university. They're all for a class on "What happened to the American Dream? Pastoral in Literature and Fiction":

1) Karen Tei Yamashita: Tropic Of Orange
2) Cormac McCarthy: The Road
3) Philip Roth: American Pastoral

Then, I am incredibly grateful to Francesca. I won a book from her and it arrived in the mail:

4) Lernkrimi Italienisch: Dottor Bianchis letzter Wille (Dottor Bianchi's Last Will)
This is a language learning mystery with exercises in each chapter. Thank you so much, Francesca!

Also, I had a book from a Virtual Bookcrossing Book Box in the mail:

5) Paul Robertson: Road To Nowhere

And the last book I got for me, and just for me LOL:

6) Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband

And what did you have in your mailbox?

27 comments:

  1. Some good books there :D
    have fun reading

    My Mailbox

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  2. Thanks, Mary! I'm sure it'll be a fun time :-)

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  3. Very interesting books. I haven't read any of them.

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  4. Julie, I also think they're interesting. Before I got the books I only knew of two of the books. I heard of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband and just had to get it. And the book Francesca sent me is one I knew but somehow I never got around to buying it. And now I don't have to anymore :-)

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  5. Goodness, that word-learning book sounds absolutely brilliant!

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  6. You had a great week! Enjoy!

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  7. Shanra, the language learning book si indeed awesome! I can only recommend them :-)

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  8. Nice books in your mailbox! Tropic of Orange caught my eye,enjoy your books.

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  9. You had a good week! The language learning mystery looks interesting.

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  10. Quite a haul you got, have a wonderful reading week :-)

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox too :)
    And you did pretty good there yourself!

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  12. Wow! What a great selection of books. I read The Road quite a while ago and enjoyed it. Happy reading!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  13. Nice mailbox stuff! The Road is on my agenda soon too--been putting it off a bit as I think I need to be in the right mood for it.
    Have a happy week--
    Kim

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  14. Bonnie, I'll get to Tropic Of Orange rather soon, I think. I'm curious what the book will be like!

    Teddyree: Thanks a lot!

    Marie: My pleasure :-) And thanks!

    Anna, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed The Road. I have to read it in May, I think. Do you have a review about it?

    Kim, maybe we'll manage to read i around the same time. Once you've written a review, let me know! I'll link to it then. No chance for me to put it off, I'm afraid. And that for a mood reader like myself. Oy!

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  15. The Tropic of Orange looks intriguing to me and I love the cover for An Ideal Husband (I also like Oscar Wilde and this particular book as well ::grin::). Enjoy your reading.

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  16. Sounds like some heavy reading - though I absolutely loved The Road!

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  17. Kristen, I also love the cover of An Ideal Husband. I could have gotten a different copy for a few cents less, but in the end I didn't want to save those few cents for an uglier cover ;-) As for Tropic Of Orange, I'll be curious to read it. I never even heard about the author!

    Kristi, it sure is. But then, half the books are for university and I doubt they want us to read fluff :-) At least Oscar Wilde always is good for a laugh, that's why I had to get this book on top of the others.

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  18. The language learning mystery sounds great. Can't wait to see how you like it.

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  19. bermudaonion, that review should be up sooner rather than later :-)

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  20. The Road was one of my favorite reads a year or so ago. I read it before I blogged, so I don't have my review handy. :(

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  21. I'm glad you liked it! Didn't know it was on your wishlist, I actually didn't know the book at all -- I was looking for something else, found this, and thought it would be a good choice for you! Well, enjoy!

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  22. Cathy, glad to hear it was one of your favorite reads the year you read it :-)

    Francesca: I'm absolutely happy about the book! It is indeed a great choice and I can't wait to read it - I have to read the books for my classes first, though *sigh*

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  23. I love Oscar Wilde! I remember reading An Ideal Husband on a train in NYC, going back and forth between my friend's house and the city, before he moved into the city. Love the most recent film version of it as well.

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  24. Carl: I also looove Oscar Wilde!

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