Monday, October 10, 2011

In My Mailbox Monday, October 10

Seen both at Mailbox Monday (hosted in October at the fabulous Savvy Verse & Wit) and The Story Siren, my Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox (on a Monday for once!). Read any of these?  What did you get?

For Review



To Join the Lost by Seth Steinzor

Won



Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith, thanks to Lions and Men
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue by Stephanie Laurens, thanks to Klout

Purchased

These all came from my trip out west (to western Massachusetts and Vermont, that is) from a funky roadside harvest festival tent sale thing. The old books are all very musty smelling and the newest is from 1947. The oldest is the Jane Eyre, from 1887!



The Legacy by Nevil Shute
The Five Hundred Best English Letters by Birkenhead
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Brideshead Revisisted by Evelyn Waugh
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

22 comments:

  1. Oooh ooh yay pretty old books. I am jealous of your Jane Eyre like whoa. I love New England booksales. They are apt to have the most incredible finds!

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  2. @Kelly: I about died when I picked up the Jane Eyre -- I just love holding things that are more than a hundred years old -- it's mind blowing.

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  3. Wow! Great find with the Jane Eyre!!!

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  4. Wonderful selections! I love old books too. Check out my mailbox

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  5. Some great finds there Audra.

    There is a wonderful place in Western Ma called The Montague Book Mill. Best time to visit is the fall, as it's in the middle of no where - near Deerfield.....very fun

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  6. That is an excellent haul. And whoa to the Jane Eyre. I picked up that same edition of Brideshead Revisited at an Illinois antique shop! Exciting.

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  7. I love all the vintage books you got!

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  8. Such a great mailbox, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/mailbox-monday_10.html

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  9. Used book sales are like treasure hunts. Enjoy your new treasures.

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  10. Very impressive mailbox. I will not be jealous ;o) Have fun reading!

    http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/2011/10/books-in-my-mailbox-101011.html

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  11. You scored big-time! I am envious of the "Jane Eyre" that is a real treasure! Sounds like you had a great trip, and what a lovely time of year to be in western MA. Cheers! Chris

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  12. I love the old books! Isn't it fun to imagine how many hands have held them and read them? Enjoy them all!

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  13. I hope you review Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I would love to hear your take on it!

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  14. Oh, those old books are just beautiful! I can't believe that Jane Eyre! I have been wanting a really nice edition of that book for as long as I can remember, but have had trouble finding one. Also, the cover for To Join the Lost is kind of creepy!

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  15. Dropping by in all haste to offer you and your wife very belated congratulations on your third wedding anniversary, Audra. May your happiness increase with every year!

    That stack of vintage/antique books made me drool, by the way! I need to look for an older, hardcover edition of Jane Eyre! And of Brideshead Revisited - another of my all-time favourites.

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  16. LOL! I can't wait for you to read the Lincoln one

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  17. Alright, can't wait to see what you think of Abe the vampire hunter! I love old books. Good score!

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  18. I just love the smell of old books. I have not understood the love of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn....I am also on the Join the lost tour. happy reading

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  19. Wow, that is an old copy of Jane Eyre. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my all time favorites.

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  20. Ohhhhh so jealous of those old books!!! What amazing books and antiques! Wow. Now that that's out of my system...I'm curious about the Abraham Lincoln book. I haven't read any of those mash-up classics yet, but I think eventually I'll have to!

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  21. Love the old books. Those are some great finds. Happy reading!

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