Mailbox Monday – April 20 with a giveaway!

mmb-300x282Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

IMG_3020I went to bag day at our library book sale (something I try to avoid because I don’t need any more books).  I picked up 11 books for $2, cha-ching!

AND they had a nice used copy of one of my favorite books, The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.  I picked this up for one for you, dear reader friends.    Would  you like to give it a try?  Let me know you’d like in the comments and I’ll have Gage choose a winner on Thursday.  

House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.

In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family, revealing both triumphs and tragedies. Here is patriarch Esteban, whose wild desires and political machinations are tempered only by his love for his ethereal wife, Clara, a woman touched by an otherworldly hand. Their daughter, Blanca, whose forbidden love for a man Esteban has deemed unworthy infuriates her father, yet will produce his greatest joy: his granddaughter Alba, a beautiful, ambitious girl who will lead the family and their country into a revolutionary future.

Here’s what else I picked up

Petals on the River by Kathleen Woodwiss.  I picked this one up because she’s a romance author I’ve always wanted to read and then I saw that the hero’s name is GAGE!  Had to have it.

Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood. I really like the quirkiness of his first book and I’m hoping for the same with this one.

Read It and Weep by Jenn McKinley. Haven’t read the series but I want to!

The Paris Affair by Teresa Grant. I admit that I picked up this one based on the cover alone.

I Dare Me:How I Rebooted and Recharged My Life by Doing Something New Everyday by Lu Ann Cahn

Tarzan by Walt Disney

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.  Really liked the first one so excited about this one!

Field of Prey by John Sandford. Didn’t realize I was behind on the series until I found this one!

Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen.

You on a Diet by Drs. Roizen and Oz

None of these are new.  Have you read any?

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to win The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.

13 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – April 20 with a giveaway!

  1. Kay says:

    I went to a library sale this weekend too. On both Saturday and on Sunday. I didn’t get quite the deal that you did, but I spent $16 and got 5 hardcovers and 12 trade paperbacks. I gave them an extra $4 on Sunday just to make it $20 as I felt like that good of a deal deserved a little extra. I think they were having a bag sale today.

    I’m listening to The Cuckoo’s Calling on audio right now. Only about 45 minutes into it, but I’m already liking it very much. Enjoy The Silkworm.

  2. Literary Feline says:

    Everyone says I should read House of Spirits, so I guess you should put my name in for the drawing. 🙂

    Sounds like a successful library sale! I attended a book festival this weekend, but didn’t come away with hardly any books. I meant to buy more–even went prepared with a full wallet–but my husband wasn’t in the best of moods and Mouse had other ideas. It’s probably for the best though. 🙂

  3. Bellezza says:

    How wonderful to have so many books for so little! I was bananas about The House of Spirits, in fact I think I read it twice over the last decade. Isabel Allende is a fantastic author in my opinion, and that was the first time I was introduced to magical realism in any way that I can remember. It was good preparation for Haruki Murakami, another favorite of mine.

  4. Leslie says:

    I haven’t read any of these although I do have a copy of Still Life With Bread Crumbs begging me to pick it up. I avoid library sales even though I love browsing through the books. It’s too difficult not to buy more of them. I just donated two bags of books to my library for their upcoming sale – I’d probably end up buying them back!

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