Monday, April 6, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

In the mailbox this week:

Stone's Fall by Iain Pears (2009) 800pgs. Pb ARC from Spiegel & Grau.

I read Pear's An Instance of the Fingerpost, an historical mystery set in 1663 at Oxford University, England and absolutely loved it. His next three books were art mysteries. Stone's Fall is a return to his historical mysteries and takes us from London to Paris to Venice in the late 19th and early twentieth century. I can't wait to read it.

Acquired through Bookmooch:

The Waiting Time by Sara Banerji

Winter Birds by Jamie Langston Turner (for the Reading Through the Seasons challenge)

A Spanish Lover by Joanna Trollope

An Audience of Chairs****+ by Joan Clark (completed)
I loved it. Highly recommended.

What did you get in the mail this week?
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  1. The Piers book sounds interesting :)
    Have fun reading.
    I got my first mooch this week, it can be found here

    My Mailbox

  2. I got the Pears book a while back too. I didn't realize it was going to 800 pages though! Shoulda signed up for the Chunkster Challenge. Enjoy your books, Sandra.

  3. Sounds like some good books. Enjoy them!

  4. Looked up An Audience of Chairs on Goodreads ~ it sounds fascinating.
    Enjoy your reading week!

  5. Wow, you got to An Audience of Chairs quick. I'm looking forward to your review.

  6. Hmmm, The Spanish Lover....wonder what that will be like to read.
    Happy reading.

    here's my mailbox:

  7. I'll have to move An Instance of Fingerprints up to the top of the TBR pile based on your recommendation. It's been on the shelf for a lot longer than I'd care to admit :)

  8. Did you happen to read The Dream of Scipio by Pears? It was one of very few books that I quit ... I'm a little worried about Stone's Fall now that I found out that it is also set in 3 time periods. I just felt with Scipio that Pears never wrote enough in one time period to really engage the reader. I did enjoy Instance of the Fingerpost though ...

  9. I received Stone's Fall as well - it sounds really interesting. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  10. Cool selection! I am wanting to read some of these .. especially the ones that I keep hearing about.. Stone's Fall is on my list. Enjoy!

  11. I like Ian Pears work. I will have to check this out.

  12. I've seen Stone's Falls making the rounds. Sounds like a good book. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  13. Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Enjoy your books!



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