Wow, last week was such a busy week that it just flew by! I did have some fun though and met the author Rachael Johns at a library event. It was incredibly interesting! I also ate a lot of good food and then did some overtime to pay for the good food…and good books!
I strongly suspect that my parcel post man may have been on holiday (I can’t contemplate that I just simply had no mail) because everything in my mailbox came at the end of the week!
Firstly, Random House sent me a book journal because I’m one of their favourite Tweeters. Aww, thanks guys!
You can also get these at Dymocks when you purchase two Vintage Classics this month – not difficult, especially as all of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels are now published in Vintage Classics! There’s five sections: books I have read, books I want to read, books I have borrowed, books I have lent and book quotes to remember.
The kind folk at Bloomsbury sent me the very cool cover-ed book Little Known Facts by Christine Sneed. This book combines Hollywood with family secrets. This sounds right up my alley – I love hidden secrets combined with wealthy families.
I’ve also organised to be part of a tour for Margareta Osborn’s new book, Hope’s Road (my copy comes from Random House – thank you again!). It’s a rural Australian romance, covering several generations. The tour is a tag a along idea, with one review each day. You’ll see my review here mid-March.
Finally, I received my order from Readings, a Melbourne based chain of bookstores (the Carlton store is a booklover’s dream). They were offering Haruki Murakami’s books at $9.95, so I topped up my collection. I love Murakami’s books, even though I don’t claim to understand everything that happens. I bought Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman; Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World; Underground; South of the Border, West of the Sun and Dance Dance Dance.
Well, it looks like I’ll be busy this week too! What did you receive in your mailbox? Do visit the lovely Unabridged Chick, our host for Mailbox Monday for February to see a load of fantastic books received.