Sunday, 12 June 2011

In My Mailbox 25 or The One with the Armchair Travelling

Dear Blog,
IMM is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
I got a lot of books this week, which is mostly the fault of the huge charity shop in the centre of town, which has shelves and shelves and shelves of secondhand novels. I've probably sung its praises before, and with reason.
A lot of the books I obtained are a sufficient transportation method to other corners of time and space; Japan, Korea, Greece, Russia, China and so on, which is entirely ideal because I've been wanting to read lots of books set abroad lately.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo (read, review here)
Ten Thousand Sorrows by Elizabeth Kim
We The Living by Ayn Rand
Beijing Doll by Chun Sue

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (she's reading this with her book club at the moment, and though I'm quite the Murakami fan I haven't read this one yet.)

The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery (currently reading. Entirely fascinating, but pretty heavy going)

So, there you go.  I'm off now to push on with The Teahouse Fire and write poetry.  Over and out.


  1. This Lullaby is a pretty good book. (:

  2. You got some interesting stuff! I just ordered This Lullaby and some other Dessen books that should arrive next week. I look forward to seeing what you think of it! Here's what I got this week. Happy reading!

  3. These seem like some great reads! Thanks for sharing. I'd love if you'd check out my IMM too :)

    Btw, I'm loving the blog. I'm not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  4. Oh my, memoirs of a geisha in white

    here's mine

    p/s. I'm a new follower

  5. I'm thinking of reading more Sarah Dessen. I read Keeping the Moon (I think it was published in the UK as Last Chance), and I really liked it.

    I'm still working my way through Blood and Chocolate :p

  6. Sarah Dessen is an amazing writer and when she puts words on paper, its almost magical. While, I do admit it was not one of the best books I have read, I can't say that I'm disappointed. This was honestly something different, like no other book Sarah Dessen has ever written before. Its about a girl named Remy who thinks she's got it all figured out, but when her world turns upside-down, she is very confused. In her life comes a somewhat dorky an fun loving boy named Dexter and... well, you'll find out!


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