Monday, January 11, 2016

My First Mailbox Monday of 2016

None of these actually arrived in my mailbox, but I'm linking up with Mailbox Monday anyway because I did buy them all this past week!  A local used bookstore is going out of business and had all its books 30% off, so you know I had to stop in.  Here's part of the treasure trove I brought home:


The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer -- People tell me that since I like Jane Austen, I might like Heyer too, so I'm giving her a try.

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin -- I loved her "Wings of Glory" books and have been wanting to read this for a long time.

Mark of the Cross by Judith Pella -- I read a bunch of Judith Pella's books back in high school and liked them a ton.  This one is about England in the 1200s, so knights and stuff :-D

When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke -- My mom LOVED Janette Oke's books when I was young, and she owned the same edition of this one.  I read a bunch of Oke's books back then, and this is the one I remember liking best, so I decided that hey, for $1, it was worth revisiting.

North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh --  About Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh flying around the Arctic Circle.

Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead by Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- I love AML's collections of letters and journal entries.  The only one I've read all the way through is Bring Me a Unicorn, so I snapped up this and the two following books because I'm eager to read more of these collections.  This one is going to be sad, though, because it's from 1929-1932, which means it will involve the time when the Lindberghs' baby son was kidnapped and murdered.

Locked Rooms and Open Doors by Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- Promises to be happier than the previous one because it's got more about the Lindberghs flying, and also them moving to England.

War Within and Without by Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- This one is about WWII, so it's going to be really interesting, because that was when Charles Lindbergh took a very unpopular isolationist stance about not joining the war.

My Little House Songbook -- A collection of songs that are mentioned in Laura Ingalls Wilder's books!  Complete with sheet music for the melodies :-)  I think my kids will enjoy this as part of their piano lessons before long.


And yes, I said these were "part of the treasure trove."  I also got a bunch of books for my kids!  But they rushed away with them before I could grab a picture.  I don't mind -- I'm happy they're excited about books :-)


Did you acquire any books this week, in your mailbox or otherwise?

29 comments:

  1. YOU ARE READING The Black Moth???!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will LOVE it!!!!! It was my first Georgette Heyer and I have since read to many of her books to count! I have read 5 this year already!! And it's only the 10th!

    Pretty, pretty PLEASE, email me to tell me what you think of it???? (you can find my email address on my blog).

    Well the only book that I have 'acquired' this week was Grace Livingston Hill's Phoebe Deane and I didn't buy it or have it given to me, I found a place online where I can read it for free.

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    1. Erudessa, well, no, I'm not actually reading The Black Moth yet. It's now on one of my TBR shelves, and I'll get to it one of these days.

      But WOW! You've read 5 of her books this year already? How lovely!

      I will try to remember to email you when I read it, but if I forget, I apologize in advance. It might be a while before I start it -- I'm reading 3 books right now, and a couple of them will be lasting me a while. But even if I forget to email you, I'm sure I'll review it here, and then we can discuss in the comments or you can remind me to email you :-)

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    2. Ok!!!

      Yes I have. But I am a pretty fast reader and I was really only reading. I was using reading as a coping method.

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    3. Ahhh. Reading is one of my favorite coping mechanisms too. Sometimes even a 2-minute vacation into a different world makes all the difference!

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  2. I've received 2 books from my Mom for a belated Christmas gift, & I'm *so* excited to jump into them.The Hapsburg Falcon by Trtek -Sherlock Holmes,Irene Adler,& Sam Spade get tres noir! Next, by John Kendrick Bangs: A House Boat on the Styx :Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the
    Associated Shades. Charon has his house boat tied up, awaiting word on which passenger goes where. Among his several passengers are G.Washington, Hamlet (!),and Darwin. Meanwhile, *a dear friend* sent me 4 new-to-me massive Stephen King tomes.

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    1. Kelda, that first one sounds cool! Sherlock Holmes and Sam Spade -- yummy combo.

      You'll be getting some books in your mailbox next week some time, by the way...

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  3. Great picks. They all sound so good. Love your book display.

    Awesome on your children grabbing the books and running away with them. :)

    Lovely blog.

    Have a wonderful reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! We still had our tree up the day we hit the bookstore, so I decided what better spot to snap a picture? And yes, I love that my kids love reading. My 8-year-old chows through a junior fiction novel in a few hours -- he puts me to shame. And my 5-year-old is just really starting to take off with reading herself, which is beautiful to watch. But she and my 4-year-old love to curl up and get read to still, which I love and need to do more of.

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  4. The Little House song book is awesome. I had the same one as a kid. My uncle figured out how to adapt the music for the violin so that I could play the songs on the violin while he played the piano.

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    1. Carissa, how cool! What a great uncle.

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  5. I do love Georgette Heyer. There is nothing like sinking into a world of witty repartee and regency romance when you are having a bad day. The Black Moth isn't my favorite of her books but any of them are enjoyable. She also wrote some light mysteries that I like.

    And hurray for kids that love books!

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    1. Jennifer, it sounds like Georgette Heyer will be good fun! I'm thinking I'll start this book once I finish Anne of Green Gables.

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  6. Looks like you found some great deals. I love book store sales, and while these didn't come in the mailbox, they certainly count for the meme!

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    1. Thanks, Serena! Book store sales are both wonderful and dangerous, don't you think?

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  7. New arrival: The Cellars of the Majestic by Georges Simenon. I very much enjoy reading the Maigret novels, and the publishers were kind enough to send me a review copy, so I will be reading and reviewing the title for my other blog, Crime Classics, in the near future. (Note: Publishers are a bit like Santa Claus -- they always send me such nice surprises in my stocking but an occasional lump of coal shows up!)

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    1. R.T. I like that analogy of publishers being like Santa Claus! I haven't read many ARCs, but it's a pretty cool process. When my kids are older and I have more reading time, I think I'll look into doing that more.

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  8. I love bookstore sales! The books end up really cheap but then when I get home I don't have anywhere to put them :P

    There's a Little House songbook?! I
    have to check it out some day!

    On Sunday I got a Tolkien art book that has neat descriptions. I love it! I'm getting inspired to create some of my own art :)

    Have a nice rest of the week and your new books! :D

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    1. Fawnabelle, yes, I have that exact problem. I now have two whole shelves (nearly an entire bookcase) dedicated to my TBR books... and they are overflowing. As in, books stacked on top and in front of other books... it's kind of terrible.

      I didn't know there was a Little House songbook either! So I was pretty psyched to find it.

      Tolkien art is a wonderful thing. I would love to someday own a copy of LOTR with illustrations by Alan Lee or John Howe!

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  9. We have that Little House songbook. When we did our Little House school year, we used that and had fun looking up the songs on Youtube and listening to them that way. Such fun music! I especially appreciate the roots to Scotland. It is such happy music. (We still like to listen to them.)

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    1. Ruth, so cool! Did you have the Little House Cookbook too? I'm currently perusing it so I can review it next month, and it is fascinating.

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  10. Georgette Heyer is good. I've only read a handful of her books so far but I've liked and enjoyed most of them. The Talisman Ring is one of my favorites.

    And I'm always acquiring books. Since I pretty much buy Kindle books nowadays, it's really easy to do. :)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, George! If I like this book, I'll seek out more, including that one.

      Kindle books can be addictive! My mom always has a bunch loaded on hers that she hasn't read yet.

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  11. I've been recommended Georgette Heyer soooo many times and I can't believe I still haven't read anything by her. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this one. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Kay, likewise! People keep saying I should try Heyer, so... I am. Or, I will be later this month when I finish off a book and am ready for another, hee.

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  12. Oh, I ADORE With Every Letter!! I hope you love (or at least like!) it too! :)

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! I hope I do too :-)

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  13. I just got a stack of bargain books from my store that I'm excited about! I really shouldn't have, but there were a few I just couldn't pass up.

    I haven't read any of Lindbergh's writing, but they would be so interesting to read! Do you have any suggestions on where to start?

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    1. Hannah, sometimes bargains MUST be bought.

      I would recommend starting with AML's Bring Me a Unicorn or A Gift from the Sea. I love both.

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    2. I agree! And thanks, I'll check my library. :)

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