Monday, August 15, 2011

Mailbox Monday!

So many great new books have come in over the past couple of weeks!
The PEN-award winning Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, stories by Danielle Evans, came in for review. I've heard so many great things about this that I can't wait to dive in.
Nom de Plum: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms, by Carmela Ciuraru, came in anticipation of Ciuraru's Porter Square Books event, which I'm participating in, August 25 at 7 p.m. I would love to see you there!
Elif Batuman's acclaimed The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them was a used bookstore find. I've been meaning to get this forever so I was very happy to find this at the wonderful Lorem Ipsum Books in Cambridge.

And more! Weeding books makes me feel like I can buy more. It's a vicious bookish cycle but what can I do?

More Mailbox Monday at Chick Loves Lit.

12 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm very much interested in The Possessed! I need to see what this one is all about...it looks fun.

Beth F said...

Ha! Of course, once you clear books out of the house that means you can bring in more.

bermudaonion said...

All of your titles are new to me, but they all look good!

Anna said...

The Possessed looks interesting...actually, they all do. Happy reading!

Zibilee said...

Oh, these are great additions! I also am interested in The Possessed and want to check out your review on it. So glad that you had such a wonderful mailbox this week!

Audra said...

Oooh, some fantastic reads! Jealous!

Care said...

fun! I used to want to be a writer so I could have a pseudonym. I have one picked out, too, just in case. I also wanted a career where I could have my name be front and center. So I attempted real estate. #careerfail.

Aths said...

The Possessed looks really intriguing! I definitely want to check that out. Enjoy your books!

Alexia561 said...

Nice mailbox! Love the title of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self! And I have a Nom de Plum, so that one looks good as well. Looking forward to hearing what you think of these, as they all look so interesting! Enjoy!

nomadreader said...

I picked up Before You Suffocate at the library (it's the third time I've checked it out--eek!) this weekend. I adored Stiltsville, so I'm hoping its co-winner will work for me too!

chasingbawa said...

I'm planning to read The Possessed sometime next month together with War & Peace. Heard lots of good things about the book!

Trish said...

I've read a lot of good things about Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self also. Will try to locate a copy myself.