Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Stacks of books

Lots of books have made their way into my home lately. The first stack, and my favorite, is my Mother's Day gift from my husband. I gave him a shortlist of Persephone titles that I wanted and asked him to choose 3 and have them shipped to me. We did this for my Christmas present as well. These beautiful grey books arrived last week and I am thrilled to add them to my collection.

This second stack comes from bookmooch, paperback swap, and 2 titles are from a used book store. I was most happy to find the 2 Rosamond Lehmann titles. I have 'met' so many wonderful people from blogging, but also from bookmooch and paperbackswap. It's so amazing to receive a book from someone and then have a dialogue with them about where life has taken them.

Free books anyone? Have you heard of mypoints? A friend suggested I sign up with them - it's a way to earn points and then you can use your points to 'buy' gift certificates. How do you get points? Well, they send you multiple emails daily usually advertising something and if you do the 'click thru' you get 5 points. The quicker way to get points is by shopping online and going through mypoints to get to the retailer. I personally do a lot of online clothing shopping and have earned many points this way. Another way is to join, or rejoin one of the online book clubs such as zooba or book of the month club - I earned 1500 points from joining zooba.

The books you see here arrived from overstock.com. I had 2 $25 gift certificates compliments of mypoints and my portion of the bill for these was $9 and some change. One of my other friends tried mypoints and was annoyed by all the emails; it's not for everyone, but it works for me.

I would like to go on about all these titles but to tell you the truth, I'm not feeling well. I think I picked up a virus from my daughter ( that she has in addition to the strep) and as I've been typing I've been feeling more and more out of sorts. I think I'll go lie down.


Iliana said...

Oh look at all your lovely books! Hope you feel better and now I'm off to check this mypoints thingy!

Cornflower said...

Get better soon, Tara, you've got lots of reading to do.
I'm so glad you got the Persephones you were hoping for.
I see Jane Grigson's Fruit Book in your pile, and Vera Brittain - I've had both for years and read/consulted them often.

Jill ONeill said...

Those Persephones should be very soothing during even a short convalescence. The Shuttle is *so* good.

Matt said...

I'm going to check out that mypoints thing.

I've tagged you for the "8 things" meme that's been spreading like a disease.:) Hope you don't mind, no pressure to do it, you can check out the rules on my blog if you'd like.

Tara said...

Thanks to all for your wishes of health!

Bookgirl and Matt, do check out mypoints. I love seeing them add up!

Karen, Glad to hear you've enjoyed the Grigson and Brittain books. I've really enjoyed browsing through them so far. I'm eager to try one of the ice cream recipes!

Jill, I'm really looking forward to getting to The Shuttle. Glad you liked it.

Danielle said...

Lucky you--great photos! I bought Greenery Street, too! I think I am going to have to buy The Priory next time I order from there. I love Viragos--those Lehmanns are great!

Tara said...

Danielle, I do love the Lehmann's, I recently received a book by her sister Beatrix Lehmann and didn't make the connection until I peeked at the introduction. I am also already planning for my next Persephone order - House-Bound is most likely on that list, and Making of a Marchioness.