Sunday, 15 July 2012

Monday Mailbox!


Mailbox Monday!

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Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for July's Monday Mailbox is Mrs Q: Book Addict

Books I Bought




Title: Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendare Blake

I had been lusting after this book for ages and ages and suddenly it appeared through my door! I have absolutely no recollection of ordering it, but when I checked my Amazon account I had actually ordered it a few weeks ago and completely forgotten! Nice surprise!


Books Borrowed From the Library!


I am a librarian at a secondary school, and this week I pillaged the shelves of a few good looking books!


Title: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Author: C.G Bond


I have already finished this short play and I loved it! Review coming soon. It was grotesque and gruesome and melodramatic: great escapism!

Title: The Cherry Orchard
Author: Anton Chekhov

I know this is rather a classic play and because it looked so teeny and manageable I thought I would give it a read! 


Title: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
Author: Bryan Lee O'Malley

I am already halfway through this little graphic novel: I adored the film and this is proving to be just as fun and quirky. Perhaps targeted at a younger audience than the film was though. 



Title: Astercote
Author: Penelope Lively

I know absolutely nothing about this book but I was gifted a copy due to lots of spares being given to the library! It is about the Black Death in the 14th Century...sounds gloomy but I think it'll be pretty good!


Title: The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

I really loved this copy and the translations seem really accessible. I read 'The Miller's Tale' while I was at school in the Old English and thought I should make myself familiar with a few of the others over the summer!



That completes my haul for another week! I went borrowing rather than buying this week which I am rather proud of!

20 comments:

  1. I bought Anna Dressed in Blood today and I'm planning on starting it tomorrow! I'm exciting to read it and I hope you (and I) really like it! :)

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  2. lol you mystery placed an order yourself that's funny. Hope you enjoy it. It's been on my own TBR list.

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  3. It looks like you've got a lot of great books to keep you busy for a while. I read the whole Scott Pilgrim series and had to get my son to explain parts to me. Enjoy!

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  4. Such interesting titles! Happy reading...

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  5. I looooved Anna Dressed In Blood, but I haven't seen that cover with the dress completley Red. I order things and forget ALL the time. And I loooove Scott Pilgrim the movie, so I read all the graphic novels last year. They are so good. The end is a little different, but I liked the end in the graphic novels better, even though I LOVED the movie.

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  6. I hope you have a great week of reading.

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  7. I haven't read any of those. I hope they're lots of fun!

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  8. I am SO starting Anna on audio soon. *squeal*

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  9. Haha, surprise Anna Dressed in Blood IS awesome! I just finished the audio last week, which was terrible (the audio, not the book), so it's a good thing you're reading it. I need to read Scott Pilgrim sometime myself! I agree, I love the film.

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  10. Nice blog....enjoy your books.

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