December 18, 2011

In My Mailbox - Blogoversary Edition

Not as though this week's mailbox has anything to do with my Blogoversary, but it's kind of a catchy title! But let's not waste time on talking and instead take a look at my wonderful book haul!

I have won Incubus (Carol Goodman) through entering a giveaway hop at Pen To Paper and seeing how I seldomly win in hops this was all the more exciting.

Another book I've won in a giveaway from a local newspaper is Kakanien: Neue Republik der Dichter (Plinio Bachmann, Rita Czapka, Knut Neumayer). Very literary, but a girl can't thrive on chick lit alone.

And my first bookish Christmas present arrived as well! My friend Amy sent me Little Women / Little Men / Jo's Boys (Lousia May Alcott) which, shockingly enough, I never read. About time I do! I can see, Amy nods in agreement.

Because of my book buying ban in 2012 (yes, I'm still very serious about that) I also went on a wee shopping spree. Right now I'm still waiting for quite a lot, but I already received Keep The Change and Waiter Rant (Steve Dublanica) from The Book Depository.

My shopping at AwesomeBooks has been even more extensive (which you'll find out over the course of the next few weeks when dozens *cough* of books will roll in). What arrived so far is All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned In Loehmann's Dressing Room and The Best Of Bombeck: At Wit's End, Just Wait Til You Have Children Of Your Own, I Lost EveryThing In The Post-Natal Depression (Erma Bombeck), plus The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Omnibus 1: Real Murders; A Bone to Pick; Three Bedrooms, One Corpse; The Julius House (Charlaine Harris).

Thanks to The Story Siren for hosting the IMM meme!


  1. Now, those are a lot of books :)) I am working you, you won't imagine what a long list one can have after an imposed ban :))

  2. I have the Teagarden omnibus acting as a bookend on one of my shelves! Wish I'd bought the individual books as it's rather large but I do like Charlaine Harris. I attempted a vlog IMM this week...they're much harder than they seem!

  3. I read Alcott years ago and they were quite enjoyable, but don't think I would read them again.
    The A. Teagarden mysteries were something I alo kept thinking about for a while but then lost the thought. I'll wait and see what you say. As you know I have to feed my McCall Smith cravings now...:)

  4. @Ally: You'll turn into my favorite enabler when it comes to book buying, hahaha! Well, let's wait and see how I get through my ban and whether I'll go all crazy shopping after it ends.

    @Ellie: If you thing the Teagarden Omnibus is heavy you should see the Lily Bard one - I only have that one in paperback, but you could kill a man with it if properly thrown!

    @Rikki: Before you shop - I plan do do some pre-loved giveaways next year, mostly of used books, and the Teagarden Ominbus will definitely be one I'll give away after I read it.

  5. Thanks for including your gift in the IMM! :)

  6. I'm glad that you received Little Women and the other Louisa May Alcott books. I think that they are wonderful! While they are very good for children, the story is still entertaining.

  7. Nice! Incubus sounds wonderful! Awesome haul this week!

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  8. Yay! Great book haul, Birgit! :) I've enjoyed reading Incubus, it's very Gothic, so now I'm waiting to compare notes :) Have a lovely week!