Mailbox Monday 19/12/11 – The Melbourne Edition

The last Monday before Christmas – funny to think that next Monday is Boxing Day! I promised to show you my haul from my Melbourne trip, so here it is. Do drop by Let Them Read Books, who is hosting this month for more mailbox fun. Melbourne has some great bookshops, from Dymocks to Readings to Reader’s Feast. There is also a great discount bookstore called All Books 4 Less (i.e. $5 or $10 for big books).

All bar Villain are from All Books 4 Less. I bought Villain from Readings as a giveaway for a Literary Blog Hop next year. Stay tuned and read my review here.

We have:

  • City of Dark Hearts – James Conan (actually two people writing together)
  • Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier (had this on my wishlist for ages)
  • Once a Land Girl – Angela Huth (found out this is a sequel, can’t find the first book anywhere!)
  • Villain – Shuichi Yoshida (love it)
  • East End Angel – Carol Rivers
  • The Debutante – Kathleen Tessaro

From Dymocks, 2 Richard Yates books (Collected Stories and A Good School) and The Group, my first Virago Modern Classic by Mary McCarthy. Readings had the final book to complete my Richard Yates collection, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness.

More $5 books:

  • Tides of War – Stella Tillyard
  • The Gallows Bird – Camilla Lackberg
  • Half of the Human Race – Anthony Quinn (highly recommended by The Australian)
  • Lasting Damage – Sophie Hannah

And finally, from my favourite movie, The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook. So glad I bought this – haven’t seen it anywhere back home.

What were your finds this week?


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    1. I love Richard Yates – think he’s seriously underrated. Have just read The Easter Parade (based on your review) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I love that he’s so true to life – the ups and the downs.

  1. Fantastic Mailbox! All of those titles are new to me, but City of Dark Hearts and East End Angel caught my eye. That Sound of Music scrapbook looks aweome! Enjoy your new books!

  2. That’s a good selection of books you have there! I have yet to make my way up to the new Reader’s Feast store. Maybe I should do it one night after work.

  3. I’d go for the Chevalier. I just realized that I left off Cloud Atlas from my list of books that came into the house. I bought it and probably should wrap it for under the tree. 😉

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