Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday. Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Martha at Martha’s Bookshelf. I used to do the In My Mailbox thing hosted on The Story Siren, but given the shitstorm that erupted last week, I and the rest of the hangers-on decided it was time to head for the escape pods. Talk about rats fleeing a sinking ship.
But enough about that. We’re talking books here—not plagiarizing hooligans.
This week I got two books, and bummer of all bummers, I had to pay for both of them. But rest easy, my friends. I didn’t turn in my “cheap bastard” card at the last swap meet, and I didn’t pay retail for them. They were on the bargain rack at Target—two books of classical literature that I didn’t have in my collection, and you know I had to have them. Once an English major, always an English Major. So for a buck a’piece, I snagged the following:
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LeRoux – Remember that review I did for The Mystery in the Yellow Room? Sure you do. I posted it like four hours ago. Well the author of that one was also the mind behind The Phantom of the Opera, which I know everyone has heard of. I have no clue when I’ll read this book, but like I said—I didn’t have it in my library, and it was only one dollar. I couldn’t say no.
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne – Classic adventure stuff from Jules Verne. Who hasn’t read Around the World in 80 Days? Well, me for one. But besides that, it’s one of those works that every library needs—if not to actually read, then so you can feel smarter about yourself for having one more literary classic on the shelf. Luckily, both those reasons applied to me, which was why I got it.
So now that I’ve shown you mine, it’s time to show me yours. What was in your mailbox this week?