Sunday, 14 October 2012

In My Mailbox (47)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, in which book bloggers post about the books they've bought, borrowed or received in the past week.

While I withstood temptation by spending hours at Indigo and not buying anything, I made up for it this weekend. My parent's friend has a cottage we like to visit, and it happens to be near some shops I really like. I bought The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, which I've been meaning to read for a while. 

On the way home we returned to The World's Smallest Bookstore, which I've spoken about before (x). Books are self serve and $3 each, so I got carried away. I bought Exiles from Paradise: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald by Sara Mayfield, This Side of Paradise and The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I'm a bit unsure about the last book, since I didn't enjoy Love in the Time of Cholera.

Library books! My hold on The Diviners by Libba Bray came in, and I'll hopefully get to this one soon. My hold on the second book in the Fruits Basket series by Natsuki Takaya also came in. I read the first book the other day and am currently watching the anime and I'm really loving it. This is my first manga ever. 

What books did you receive this past week? 


  1. I struggled with One Hundred Years of Solitude. Most parts of the story were really weird, but I loved it in the end.

    And the only thing I can say about The Diviners is that it's brilliant. Perfect for Halloween!

    I hope you enjoy reading these! And I really should start reading manga again...

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  2. nice reads! hope you enjoy them!
    here's mine...feel free to stop by

  3. I really hope you enjoy all the Fitzgerald-y goodness.

    Just this morning I started The Diviners (my first Libba Bray book - about time I hop on the bandwagon)! I can't wait to see what you think. I'm only two chapters in so far, but it's wonderful.

    I've been meaning to read Diaz for a while - and I believe he has a new book out too.

    Your first manga?? If you like it I can definitely recommend some really great series.

    :) Enjoy.

    Here's what I got this week!

  4. I expect you'll get to The Diviners before me! I'm reading it at the end of this month. It has an excellent book trailer.



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