Monday, May 16, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a travelling weekly meme that is being hosted in the month of May by Mari at Mari Reads. 

I didn't get as many new books in my mailbox this past week as I have in the past few, but that's okay since I'm more than a little overwhelmed by my mountain sized to be read pile at the moment...

Purchased in paper copy:

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Synopsis from Chapters.Indigo.Ca):

When WWI breaks out, Maisie Dobbs is shipped to the front as a nurse. After the War, she sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force her to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.
 Purchased for my Kindle:

A Song of Ice and Fire - Books One to Four by George R.R. Martin (Synopsis from 

 George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries “Game of Thrones.”

This bundle includes the following novels:

I've already read each of the four books included in this bundle, and own them all in paper copy, but I'm going to re-read each of them in advance of the release of book 5, A Dance With Dragons, and since they are all rather large books I figured it was easier to cart them around in e-book format.