About

I live in New York City and I'm surrounded by books all day and when I go home I have more books waiting for me. Read my "About" page on top to see what I mean. I just want to share my book experiences and my love of all-things-books, with hopefully the occasional review thrown in. If you wish to contact me, the address is polishoutlanderATgmailDOTcom

In My Mailbox (61)

So I have accumulated a lot of stuff over the course of the last five months, the majority coming from Boston Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con. But there is no way I’m going to list all the books that I’ve gotten. Just the really interesting ones. So here it goes:
The Bowery, 1883: [...]

In My Mailbox (60)

Another accumulation post from Jan/Feb/March. But not that much actually, when I think about it. I’ve been really trying to hold back on the book-buying, which has been successful, so far I think. So there has been a lot of me going to the library and relying on PaperBackSwap….and the comic book store
So [...]

In My Mailbox (59)

So here it is: Another big IMM because it includes a month’s worth of stuff, including Christmas. So here it goes:
For Christmas, my sister-in-law and her boyfriend got me a bunch of exciting goodies from my Amazon wish list:

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Neil Gaiman—one [...]

In My Mailbox (58)

So this is an accumulation of books from the last month-and-a-half. Yikes!
First, from PaperBackSwap:

Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He’s been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop’s bird stump. It’s part of a project to restore the famed [...]

In My Mailbox (57)

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I feel like I’ve fallen into the habit of what Misty does: doing one of these near month’s end. I’ve been trying to be diligent though. New York Comic Con sort of ruined that, but it was to be expected. Here’s what I got there, two [...]

In My Mailbox (56)

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Except for my grad school books, I’ve only spent money on two books for the months of August and September, one of which I used a gift card for, so maybe that doesn’t count in the “buying” category? I think that’s pretty darn good.
So here’s [...]

In My Mailbox (55): The Grad School Edition

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My first class for grad school starts in just a little over a week from now. So I had to buy some textbooks. I needed three, THREE, textbooks for my Canterbury Tales class:

That third book, when I opened it and saw that it was in Middle [...]

In My Mailbox (54)

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Got two books recently from PBS:

Brigid of Kildare is the story of the revolutionary Saint Brigid and the discovery of the oldest illuminated manuscript in the annals of the Church, a manuscript that contains an astonishing secret history.Fifth-century Ireland: Brigid is Ireland’s [...]

In My Mailbox (53)

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So last weekend, we went to see Inception. But we had lots of time to kill because two movie times were sold out. So we bought our tickets and then had over two hours to kill. Josh was worried that we would have a hard time [...]

In My Mailbox (52)

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So last weekend Josh and I drove to Boston to stay with friends for the long weekend. And on the way there, we stopped at a place in Connecticut called Traveler Food and Books. Now this place is right off I-84, on a route that I [...]