Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mailbox Monday (October 26)

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page and each week she asks which books found their way into our mailboxes last week!

Last week I did not have any new arrivals at all, and this week was looking grim. On Thursday I was a little sad about the lack of new arrivals, and despite that fact that my TBR pile is positively towering, I visited my local Coles bookstore. They have a great discount corner there where they drastically reduce prices of older releases that they're getting rid of to make room for new ones. I try very hard to limit my purchases there to those books that I am not able to get out of the library and are on my wish list. This week I added two new books from there to my TBR pile:

The Gift by Cecelia Ahern: I was thrilled by this find for only $5.99 for the hardcover copy! I saw this last year and wanted it, but I have a hard time paying full price for a book. I'm definitely an Ahern fan and am planning on reading this one for The True Book Addict's Christmas Challenge!

Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea: I'd never heard of this book before, but the cover attracted me to it. I read the inside flap and found out that when this book was first published it created all kinds of controversy because it revealed private details about Saudi women and how they live. I love Middle Eastern literature and figured that I had better give this one a read.

Then, on Friday, to my delight, a book arrived from Penguin Canada that I am beyond excited about!

The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes (ARC): I am so thrilled to have received this ARC! I am a huge Marian Keyes fan, and the chance to read a book like this ahead of publication is beyond exciting for a book addict such as myself. Thanks to Barbara and Bronwyn at Penguin Canada for this copy!

That's it for me! What did you get in your mailbox last week?


  1. All of your books look good. I was just thinking this morning that I need some holiday books to put me in the mood, so The Gift really appeals to me. Enjoy!

  2. Good selection!

    Here's mine:

  3. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Ahern book. I read P.S. I Love You age ago, and it was okay. Enjoy your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. Color me jealous about the Keyes book!

  5. I think the Keyes book sounds good! Enjoy : )