Posted by : Ruby Escalona Saturday, March 26, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. It features bought, borrowed, or received books as well as other cool stuff from the mail.

So, I was in no mood to buy new books recently because I just reserved a few ones online which I'll pay for on Monday. Honestly, I feel I am buying books and deal vouchers like it's the end of the world nowadays!

I was in the mall today when I went to my favourite used bookstore. I wasn't expecting anything nice in the pile but there were loads and loads when I was there! OMG. I had to limit my buying to only three books, which are:

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - Got the trade paperback edition. Woot Woot. And for only 180 pesos [around $4 or 2.5 quid]. I was a bit hesitant in buying it because I thought it was fairly expensive, considering it was used, but the condition is impeccable! Plus, it was discussed in my book club a few months [or a year?] back so it definitely must be good!

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray - I am a fan of anything historical fiction and I've been meaning to get a copy of the Gemma Doyle series. And yay! I finally found it! Book 2 only though, but I know that book 1 would turn up eventually.

To Shield the Queen by Fiona Buckley. - It's a historical fiction book. I wasn't initially going to pick this up as well but since it's only for P10, [less than 20c US] I couldn't put it down anymore!

So, some other stuff I saw in the used bookstore that I passed up [because I only limit myself to only 3 books to buy!]

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - I already have a copy of this book. And I bought it full price, BOO!!!

Perfume by Patrick Suskind - Again, another book I bought full price, only to find it in a bargain bookstore. Gaah.

Paddington - Here & Now by Michael Bond. Already bought a copy of this from another branch of said used bookstore. :)

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd - It wasn't a priority so I had to let it go.

There's also loads of other hist fic books available in that used bookstore that hopefully would still be there when I get a chance to get back [in 3 weeks time!]

So, what did you guys get in your mailboxes this week?

Next week, I feature a special In My Mailbox with Michelle Moran goodies! :)

2 Responses so far.

  1. Rebecca says:

    Great books you got this week. They all look really awesome. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  2. Ruby E says:

    Hiya Rebecca :)

    THanks for dropping by my blog.
    And yes, hopefully I'll get a chance to read them all within the year :)

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