Mailbox Monday & Library Loot

library-lootThe post I have been waiting for… LIBRARY LOOT.  I got to the library yesterday and I’m pretty excited about my haul.

A History of the Breast – Marilyn Yalom.  I’m either reading this for the Dewey Decimal Challenge or the A-Z Challenge; I’m not sure which one because I am reading a book by this author for both.  I’m pretty excited about it.  Who doesn’t love boobies?  I think it will be a really interesting thing to talk about.  The inside cover talks about comparing ancient cultures and modern day cultures and I think it sounds great.

Inkheart – Cornelia Funke.  I am so excited to read this.  When I first heard the concept I knew this was something I needed to pick up.  The movie’s coming out soon, too!  Always have to read the book first.

Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto.  I read the first few pages of this a while back, but had to return it to the library before I finished it.  Funny how that seems to happen to me a lot.  Really looking forward to it, also part of the A-Z challenge.

Love Medicine – Louise Erdrich.  Part of the A-Z challenge and also on the List.  About a Native American family.  I love long sweeping family dramas.

Nightwood – Djuna Barnes.  Supposedly one of the first LGBT books published, I’m also looking forward to this one.  Though TS Eliot’s introduction has me a little worried because he says it “is so good a novel that only sensibilities trained on poetry can wholly appreciate it.” I certainly hope I can wholly appreciate it.

Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym.  I started reading this one and I definitely love Pym’s style.  It’s about four older people who work in the same office.  I hope I can appreciate this one.

Yarrow: An Autumn Tale – Charles DeLint.  I haven’t read a book by Charles DeLint in SO long and I’m SO excited.  He was one of my favorite authors in high school and I am excited to pick up one of his books again.

I also got a bunch of books in the mail today:

mailbox2Eva Luna – Isabel Allende.  This one is the Spanish language version, so it will probably wait for summer for my attention, perhaps when I go to Perú.

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen. I have heard such good things about this book that I thought I would request it from Paperbackswap.

The Dante Club – Matthew Pearl.  I love Dante’s Inferno, so the concept of this book seemed really interesting.  For some reason I got this book twice, though I’m not sure why and now I’m in the negative on PBS.  Who knows.

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks. I was attracted to this one because it is on the list and sounded good.  Like I said, I like sweeping family dramas, and this one goes from WWI to the present.  An “unimaginable gulf” indeed.

Thanks to everyone who has been encouraging me about weightloss, posting recipes, my banner, etc!  I’m listening to your comments and still trying thinking about the best way to respond to them.  For now a bulk message of THANK YOU.

17 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday & Library Loot

  1. and did you work today, too? I didn’t get called. This waiting for the first day of subbing is heartrenching!

    Be sure you are settled in when you start The Dante Club – and dont be eating! It starts off fast and never stops. I loved it.

    And Pym is delightful, isn’t she?

  2. That’s a lot of books! I really enjoyed The Dante Club when I read it (in the pre-blogging era) and Kitchen of course. I expected to love Inkheart more than I did, but I’ve heard the sequels are better. And I still enjoyed it! 🙂

  3. I’ve read Kitchen and I keep thinking about scenes from it during my day to day life. I didn’t think I liked it THAT much at the time, but apparently I did. It certainly was not what I expected!
    I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

  4. I’m contacting you because a few months ago you volunteered to knit or crochet the flag of Uruguay for the 198 Countries Peace Project on my blog, knotmagick.blogspot.com. The show is fast approaching and the preliminary deadlines are past, and I have not heard from you. Please contact me ASAP, either to discus your continued participation or so I can find someone else to take your spot.

    Thanks and best wishes,
    ~Sheena

    P.S. You can also contact me on Ravelry.com as SophiaRowan.

  5. Hi, I hope you enjoy Inkheart as much as I did. I also got Inkdeath from the library this week. I would love to read Kitchen and Eva Luna sometime, too. Happy reading! 😀

  6. You’ve got some good reading there. Dante’s Club was a lot of fun, if slighlty gruesome in spots, I had no idea Dante had written like that. I got Kitchen from the library this week too, recommended by a blogger. And I have Water for Elephants on my shelf waiting. Birdsong is very good, enjoy.

  7. Yay for library loot – I just went today too so I need to post on my goodies.

    I just read Kitchen a week ago and loved it. I still need to do my review but I hope you’ll be able to finish it. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on it!

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