Monday, May 30, 2011

Mailbox Monday May 30th - New York Review Books Classics NYRB



Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on blog tour—and the host for May is:  Mari @ Mari Reads. 

I've been a bit obsessed with all of the NYRB Classics that I've been reading about lately, and after trying The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer and enjoying it, I decided to treat myself to several more that sounded good.  The covers are so colorful. I think they are gorgeous, and they look so nice on the book shelf as well. After reading the product overviews, I think each one sounds wonderful. I can't wait to begin them. (If you click on the title links, you can read what each is about).

Here are the (6) that arrived last week.
 



(Spine views of the NYRB Classics)

I hope you had a great week in books as well.

33 comments:

  1. Oh, classics do look great to me, too, these days...I had to get The Pumpkin Eater a couple weeks ago after you reminded me of that one!

    I also like the look of Summer Garden. I have The Uncoupling on my Kindle, and now can't wait!

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  2. The Summer Garden looks pretty good to me!

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  3. I just read The Bronze Horseman recently and loved it. I cannot wait to read The Summer Garden.

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  4. I absolutely love the NYRB covers...perfect for a bookshelf display! I'll definitely be looking into these more. Thanks for showcasing them.

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  5. I was excited to see the Meg Wolitzer, but the reviews are not good. Too bad because the idea is fabulous. Make sure you let us know if it is better than the reviews.

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  6. I have heard so many mixed things about The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer. I really want to read it, so I will be looking forward to reading your thoughts on the book.

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  7. I thought The Uncoupling was a fun read. I still have to write a post about it!

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  8. I'll be interested in following your reviews of the classic books you got, Diane. None are ones I've heard of, but your review of THE PUMPKIN EATER was very good. I always learn something going about and reading other blogs. :-)

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  9. I have heard some amazing things about Stoner, and hope that you enjoy it, and all your others. The covers on those books are just fantastic!

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  10. I'm curious about The Summer Garden, will have to add that to my list. Enjoy!

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  11. Those NYRB books are gorgeous! I hope they're as good as they look.

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  12. Speaking of Classics, my group's challenge this month is to read something written before 1700. I picked up The Pilgrim's Progress from my TBR pile last night. It is fairly interesting but also very Christian. Not sure if I will finish it, but know I should as it is one of those classics that is quoted a lot.
    Enjoy yours and enjoy the day!

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  13. I'm not much of a reader of classics, but those do look lovely! Hope you enjoy them all!

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  14. I have Stoner and ashamed to say I keep getting side tracked but promise to push it up to READ.

    Great combo of books:)

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  15. Hi - I love your fire hydrant. :-)
    These classics look really interesting. We get busy reading "new" authors and books we sometimes forget there are so many classics. If only we had more time.
    Enjoy your books.

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  16. I read The Coupling a few weeks ago, strange book that one. I haven't written my review.

    I will be back to check out the book in detail. :)

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  17. Great mailbox Diane! The Summer Garden sounds really good, looking forward to your review!

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  18. I am really excited to hear about that first group of books...I love it when you read something that I wouldn't and then I feel compelled to pick it up!!

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  19. Love the classics - Pumpkin Eater is something I was hoping to find here no luck as yet!

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  20. Wonderful mailbox!! Have a great reading week. I received only one book in my mailbox!!


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  21. I haven't read any of those classics! I hope you enjoy them all.

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  22. I love the photo of the books on the quilt. They look like quilt squares! Enjoy them all!

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  23. I haven't read any of those classics. I probably should read more books that have stood the test of time.

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  24. I've been feeling like I need to start reading more classics so I am definitely drooling over your mailbox!

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  25. Gorgeous covers there - I love a beautiful bookshelf! Enjoy!

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  26. I don't think I've read any of these classics but they look mighty fine!

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  27. I don't know this classics series but I could imagine you'd get very addicted to them!

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  28. Those do have lovely covers! I really need to cut out some time and set it aside for reading older books.

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  29. I love NYRB classics! I have The Mountain Lion, I just haven't got to reading it yet.

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  30. I love those NYRB Classic books too. My collection is tiny but growing. They look so nice and the few I've read have been super interesting. Hope you'll enjoy these!

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  31. This is a great mailbox! The NYRB books are truly great. I need to read more of them.

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  32. I have loved every Meg Wolizter novel I have read, so I am curious about your thoughts of The Uncoupling (which I have not read -- yet).

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