Monday, October 24, 2011

Mailbox Monday (October 24): McGill Bookfair Loot

Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books they received during the previous week. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and huge wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia (who now blogs at A girl and her books) is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit.

As I mentioned in last week’s post, the McGill Book Fair was on this past week and I came home with a modest pile of books (for $2 to $4 each):

The books are:
I now own the first nine books in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series (but have only read the first three). I’m also the proud owner of no fewer than four copies of A Door into Ocean. (The Women’s Press edition is by far my favourite and this copy is in much better shape than the other copy I own, so it made sense to me to “replace” it for only $2—not that I plan of getting rid of the first copy!)

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Savvy Verse & Wit.


  1. A Door into the Ocean has an interesting cover. I haven't read all the McCall Smith books. Congrats on having the collection!

  2. Great finds! I've heard good things about Baker Towers.

  3. Wait a minute! You own four copies of A Door into the Ocean?? That's worse than me! (And I'm very bad.) Well, at least you only came home with six books from the sale!

    I hope you enjoy your books, Avis!

  4. I love your finds. I want to read the Haigh book for sure. If have a small collection of Smith's books too!

  5. Great mailbox! Enjoy all your new reads, these are all mostly new to me. Happy reading!

  6. It looks like you found some great buys!

  7. Enjoy your new loot, Avis. I've read most of The Ladies'No.1 Detective Agency books, and loved the movies as well.

  8. Great picks Avis. I got a couple of sciency books, but my top fiction finds from the McGill book fair are:
    - The Petty Details of So-and-So's Life by Camilla Gibb
    - Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
    - Floating in my Mother's Palm by Ursula Heigi
    - The Blind Side by Michael Lewis (non-fiction, but has become a movie so it almost counts!)

    I'm actually reading the first of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series (I started it a couple of days ago), and am really enjoying the deceptive simplicity of it :)

  9. I read a lot of scifi and I'm wondering why I haven't read A Door into the Ocean. Hmmmm. Anyway, nice week, especially when you can find books for two dollars.