Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mailbox Monday

I haven't posted this in a while, since I just didn't want to really admit how bad my book acquisition problem is. But they have been accumulating. But these are ones for the last week.
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I won a few auctions for French books for the 'use it or lose it' attempt at retaining my learned French knowledge (might come in handy for the Paris in July event)

Candide by Voltaire
Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost
Nana by Emile Zola
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Le sang des autres by Simone de Beauvoir
Les yeux de velours by Jude Deveraux
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Moliere
Jacques le fataliste by Denis Diderot

I also got The Lord of the Rings and a Set of Harry Potter, but those have not actually arrived yet. Will probably work my way up to the ones that came so far, although I do have Candide in English, and its one we would see the play of in school.


Library:
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

Purchases
The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jonnes
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

3 comments:

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I think it's great you're reading in French to retain your knowledge of the language. You're inspiring me to pick up my French copy of the first Harry Potter book to help me maintain my French skills.

Don't be worried about your book acquisition problem, as I think it's one many of us book bloggers share :-)

Sarah said...

At least when its e-books I'm getting, I don't have to find a place to store them

Mystica said...

We are all guilty of buying books so you are not alone! enjoy them all.