Apr 7, 2008

New books!

First of all, I think we have all pretty much established that book bloggers rock, but every day I discover new reasons why.

Nothing like getting books in the mail to brighten up your day. Today I got home to find not one but two packages. One was from a bookmoocher - a copy of Elegy for Iris by John Bayley, which I mooched for my on-going Read More Non-Fiction Project.

The second contained two surprise books from Dark Orpheus: Making Money by Terry Pratchett (his latest, which I didn't have yet because I normally wait for the paperbacks) and Mouse Guard Fall 1152 by David Petersen (the first book in a comic book series I have been meaning to read ever since Carl posted about it)

Wheeee. This totally made my day. Thank you so much, Dark Orpheus! I can't wait to read them. I'm sure I'll enjoy them both.

(On a completely random sidenote, I love the stamps in the package. I had no idea there was such a thing as cream coloured giant squirrels. How cool is that?)


  1. Wow...how sweet was that?!! I've been wanting to read Mouse Guard ever since Carl's review, too. Hope you enjoy your new treasures.

  2. Very cool! Way to go Dark O! Odd that you would speak of Mouse Guard, I was just at a comic convention yesterday looking at the Mouseguard statues and figures and was talking to Jeff about how I cannot wait for the second series of comics to get wrapped up so that the hardback collection of that will come out!

  3. Isn't that the best feeling--especially a coveted hardback copy!? A coworker surprised me with a book the other day after I told her about BAFAB week.

  4. What a lovely way to start a Monday! And very cool and gracious of Dark Orpheus. I've heard alot about the Iris book as well. Everyone is reading comics, I have been looking at the cover of Buffy and wondering if I should try one. My mother banned reading comics years ago, and I haven't got over it yet, although i desperately want to read Alan Moore and "The Watchmen", which I have heard so much about!!! willl i give in.....enjoy your books, and let us know how you like them!!

  5. How cool!! Sounds like a great Monday to me!!

    Actually, I got a book in the mail too, from a "book friend". She and I are on the same message board for the last few years. She sent me Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story. I can't wait to read it!!

  6. When you have the chance read Assassine's Apprentice by Robin Hobb! You will not be able to put down the series.

  7. That's great, Nymeth! I can't wait to hear what you'll say about these books.
    BookMooch rocks!! ;)

  8. Nice! I finished Making Money a few days ago -- my brother got it for his birthday in very late March, and so I got second dibs. It's hilarious. I love the Moist von Lipwig books.

  9. Sweet! That's really weird...I went book shopping today and I was eyeing up Mouse Guard like crazy, but I didn't get it. Instead I got The Secret History of Moscow and The Good Fairies of New York for the OUaT challenge and I also picked up the first trade of FAbles! I'm excited! Hope you enjoy your new books!!

  10. Books laid upon my doorstep.. now that IS the sign of a good day! lol.. enjoy!!

  11. I love getting book packages. I never get enough of it.

  12. Debi: I know! Incredibly sweet :) I'm sure I'll enjoy them!

    Carl: Ohhh, statues! The action figures that you once posted pictures of were so cute. After I actually read the series I will be "allowed" to treat myself to some!

    Trish: It is a great feeling. How nice of your coworker! Random acts of kindness + books = joy

    Susan: I've been after the Iris book for years. I was confused, actually, because apparently John Bayley has written 4 books about her. The fact that this was the only one available on BookMooch solved by dilemma. Oh, and you so need to start exploring the world of comics! There are so many great ones out there...some of the most exciting storytelling is being done in comics these days. Fables, Sandman and Alice in Sunderland are three I think you'd love.

    Stephanie: Yup :) I hadn't heard of Capote in Kansas, but I've looked it up and it sounds great!

    Anonymous: Robin Hobb is on my list...I'll get to those books someday.

    Melody: It does, and so do kind and generous people!

    Shereadsbooks: I loved Moist in Going Postal. I can't wait to read more about him.

    Chris: You got some great books! I can't wait to see what you think of them.

    Deslily: lol, isn't it?

    Shoshana: Me neither!

  13. That's so cool. What a lovely surprise. Random squirrel information thanks!

  14. The future for the cream coloured giant squirrel is bleak though:


    Some say it could be gone in 10 years.

    I'm just full of bad news about animals this week.

    Oh, there's actually a Mouse Guard plush toy. It took some self-restraint to keep myself from ordering it.

  15. Rhinoa, glad you enjoyed the random squirrel tidbit :P

    Dark Orpheus: That's so saddening. I hope the banded leaf monkeys are rescued at least. And although the changes aren't high, maybe they will be able to breed the squirrels. Sometimes it takes things reaching such a critical state for a big effort to be made...which is not ideal, of course, but it's something.

  16. Hi Nymeth :)
    Nothing like receiving books in the mail, I love it.

    You should be receiving annother book in a couple of weeks :)

  17. yay! I'm looking forward to it. Thanks once again :)


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