Booklover Mailbox – Mr Penumbra, Ghost Lights, Watering Heaven and Puppet Shows

Here are the books that entered my home over the past few weeks:

Bought these at the post Christmas online sales,

Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan     Ghost Lights by Lydia Millet

and received these for review.

Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu       Puppet Shows by Michael Frissore

Click on the pictures for book details

I have been looking forward to reading Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan for some time.

After reading such great reviews of the recently released Magnificence by Lydia Millet, I did a bit of research and found Magnificence is the third book in a cycle of novels that started with How The Dead Dream. However the synopsis for the second title in the book series Ghost Lights appealed to me more (and received better reviews than the first title, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) so I thought I would start there.

Short Story Summer ChallengeWatering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu and Puppet Shows by Michael Frissore are both short story collections that I hope to read as part of the Short Story Summer Challenge.

What books have you acquired recently?

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14 Comments on "Booklover Mailbox – Mr Penumbra, Ghost Lights, Watering Heaven and Puppet Shows"


Guest
January 9, 2013

The 24 hour bookstore is a book I’ve head of and seems great. I don’t know the others, but I’m sure you’ll have a good time with them.

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Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews
January 8, 2013

Mary, Elizabeth, Kathy, Holly – Yes, I can’t wait to read Penumbra. My library had it in ebook but didn’t want to have to join the waiting list, so bought it instead so I could read it at my leisure.

TBM – Hope you enjoy yours too.

Mari, Suko – I think the black and white cover art of Watering Heaven is particularly striking.

Guest
January 8, 2013

I am currently reading Watering Heaven. I hope you enjoy your new books.

Guest
January 8, 2013

I haven’t seen these before but the covers look nice. Enjoy!

Guest
January 8, 2013
Guest

I’m not familiar with these. The Mr. Penumbra book sounds interesting. Enjoy!
2 Kids and Tired Books MM

Guest
January 8, 2013

I’ve heard Mr. Penumbra is wonderful – I hope you love it!

Guest
January 7, 2013

I have seen Mr. Penumbra on quite a few blogs and book sites.

ENJOY all your books.

My Mailbox Link is below.

Elizabeth
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My Mailbox Monday

Guest
January 7, 2013

I’ve seen Mr. Penumbra on a lot of blogs recently. I hope you like it!

Guest
January 7, 2013

I bought Mr Penumbra too :) Enjoy all your books!

Guest
January 7, 2013

Have a good week and enjoy all your new reads.

Guest

I’m waiting for my box of book goodness to arrive :)