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?

 Lori’s Reading Corner is hosting Mailbox Monday in January – checkout what everyone else got!

Comments

  1. Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews says

    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.

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