Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, but for the month of February MM is on tour and hosted by Library of Clean Reads.
I've decided to participate in Mailbox Monday once a month now! It had gotten to the point where I was buying TOO many books and expending too much effort writing these posts. It just makes more sense to group everything together and look at my book-acquiring habits over the longer term.
I received two review copies in the mail:
From eBay, Half.com and Amazon purchases, I received:
I read an excerpt in a writing magazine and appreciated the opportunity to see a young writer working out practical issues of craft and work-life balance.
I'm about 200 pages in and wondering when the story is really going to kick into high gear!
My used bookstore purchases:
What is it about non-profit bookstores? In DC, Books for America is far and away the best used bookstore. In Maryland, Montgomery County Friends of the Library store can't be beat! I picked up every single one of these books for $2 each!
I have reason to believe that I will be needing this in a few weeks! More info to follow!
In college, I studied Jones' fantastic book of short stories about life in Washington, DC and I've heard very good things about this post-Civil War novel.
I also bought InStyle's Guide to Style Secrets, Best American Short Stories 1995, The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers on Creative Nonfiction, The Great Fire and A Happy Marriage.
Well, that's my January in book-acquiring. How was your month/week?