Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mailbox Monday, Sept 5

Seen both at Mailbox Monday (hosted in September at Amused By Books) and The Story Siren, my Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox on a don't-want-summer-to-end Sunday.   Read any of these?  What did you get?

For Review

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (Canongate Myths #16) by A.S. Byatt
Waiting for Robert Capa by Susana Fortes
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie


Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


  1. Wow, you got some great books there, Audra! I have an old copy of Catherine the Great by Massie, can't wait to hear your thoughts!

    Enjoy your new reads and have a great holiday weekend!

  2. Coveting your Ragnarok and Angela Carter!

  3. I am super curious about Ragnarok. It's on NetGalley, and I keep considering requesting it. Let me know what you think.

  4. I really want the Catherine the Great book but I'm trying to talk myself out of it. I see all these non-fiction books I think I'd really like and then I end up reading nothing but fiction all the time and never get to them :(

    Suite Francaise is on my to read list this year too. Enjoy all your books!

  5. Lots of amazing things there. I am excited about the Catherine the Great book and also by the Byatt. I have a whole collection of Carter's short fiction and am excited to make time for it soon. I hope that you enjoy all your new reads and that they all excite you!

  6. @Amy: I'm really looking forward to it -- Catherine is one of those figures I've always been fascinated by! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, too!

    @Frances: I am, too! ;) Reading Ragnarok now and it's good!

    @Picky: I really love the Canongate myth series and this fits in so well. I was telling a friend that Byatt really expertly catches that sensation of being young and reading something so imaginative it takes over your waking thoughts.

    @Holly: It's a massive book so I think it won't be a fast read but I feel you on the non-fic -- fic is definitely easier for me to pick up and finish!

    @Heather: I love Carter so much -- really excited to read this one (someday, someday)...

  7. Lots of great books! I have a few on my wish list.

    Is the Catherine the Great book non-fiction?

  8. I've really wanted to read the Catherine the Great book. Haven't read any of his books but I've heard good about those.

  9. I would totally pick up the Carter just for the gorgeous cover! I hope it's as awesome inside as it is outside!

  10. Most of your titles are new to me, but Waiting for Robert Capa has piqued my interest. I hope they're all winners!

  11. Ragnarok looks great! Though my experience with the story is more from Ignatius Donnelly's weird theories regarding it than from the Norse tale.

  12. Ok. Ridiculous how awesome this (and every haul of yours!) is!

    Review copies of Ragnarok? AND Massie's Catherine the Great?


    Shades of Milk and Honey is one of those "must read before I die" books for me. Shiver is also up there for books I'd like to read soon.
    Nicely done!

  13. I have Nights at the Circus but I haven't read it yet. Your new books all look very exciting!

  14. i'm being drawn to nights at the circus. happy reading.

  15. I'm jealous of Catherine the Great! Looks so good!

  16. I got Waiting for Robert Capa too and I am very excited to read it!

  17. Looks like a great list of books. I'll look forward to your comments about Catherine the Great!

  18. Ooooh wow, you have some great looking/sounding books here! I'm especially besotted with the A.S. Byatt, Shades of Milk and Honey and Nights at the Circus oh and Seven Gothic Tales!


  19. You certainly had a great week in books! Serena gave me Suite Francaise ages ago but for some reason, I still haven't read it. Happy reading!