Monday, 18 April 2011
In My Mailbox: Oops, I Did It Again
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, in which bloggers share what books they've picked up in the past week.
Twice this week, I received books in the mail that I completely forgot I'd ordered - not a good sign. The first was Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham, which I know nothing about but appealed to me because; a) It has a pretty cover, and b) It has the word cake in the title. Sold.
The second was Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, which I bought coz again, I liked the cover, and I also feel that it's about time I read some Woolf. I'm a bit nervous because (embarrassingly) the only knowledge I really have of her/her work is from the movie The Hours, which I thought was awful. But I'll let the book speak for itself - when I get around to it!
I also received two books that I ordered for Aussie Author Month - Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey and My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin. Sadly, I've been a bit slack with my reading lately and I'm going on holiday in exactly one week, so realistically I think I'll only have time to read and review one more book after my current one this month. But I'm still participating in the Aussie Author Challenge, so I'll definitely be reading the books I don't get to ASAP.