Monday, November 29, 2010

Mailbox Monday: November 29, 2010

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is being hosted this month by Julie at Knitting and Sundries. If you'd like to join in, stop by Julie's and leave a link - or just browse through the comments to see what new books have been showing up.

What's in your mailbox?

I recently joined PaperBack Swap ("PBS"). If you don't know what that is, I strongly urge you to click here and check it out. Basically, for the low cost of postage, you can trade books (and audio books) with other readers. I decided to give it a shot as a way to keep myself in audio books because I have become absolutely addicted to them for my daily commute. Now I feel slightly addicted to PBS!

by Karen Harper

by Sibella Giorello

by Louise Penny

by Arlene Mosel
illustrated by Blair Lent

by Anna Dale

GIRAFFE (audio book)
by J.M. Ledgard

by Karen White

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK (audio book)
by Geraldine Brooks

MIDDLESEX (audio book)
by Jeffrey Eugenides


bermudaonion said...

Wow, you got a lot of great looking audiobooks!

Zibilee said...

I have had The First Princess of Wales on my shelf for the longest time! Maybe your review will inspire me to finally get it down and read it!!

avisannschild said...

I wish PBS worked for Canadians (postage is too high so it's not worth it). But wow, what a great lot of books you got this week! There are several I want to read...

TheBookGirl said...

Lovely books this week :)
I particularly like The First Princess of Wales as I'm always looking for good historical fiction, and the Louise Penny book as I have heard such great things about that series.
Enjoy your reading!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Great additions. Hope they satisfy your mind.

justpeachy36 said...

The First Princess of Wales looks really good. After reading The Brothers of Gwynnedd Quartet by Edith Pargeter, I am very interested in books that use Wales as a backdrop.

Rob (Books Are Like Candy Corn) said...

Great books. I have my eye on "Still Life" by Louise Penny. Right now I'm reading her latest one called "Bury Your Dead."

Welcome to PBS. I've been a member since the beginning and enjoy it. There's also a group of us on PBS who swap tea monthly. If you like tea, check it out in the Games section.

Aloha from Rob

Charleydog said...

I wish PBS was available in Canada. Is there somebody out there who would be interested in starting a Canadian chapter?

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I'm on PBS, but haven't really used it; the idea of going to the post office and paying to ship someone's book to them really doesn't appeal :). I do Goodreads swap, though, since I only pay for the postage of books that I request (I like that idea just fine). I must admit to being totally addicted THERE, until the piles began teetering, and I said to myself, "You have to stop! Get the piles down to a manageable level, THEN buy or swap some more!" I have Middlesex (the book, not the audio) in my challenge pile, but I don't think I'm going to get to it in time (there's always hope!) You got a great bunch of books, though! Enjoy!