Book Mail Monday 2/20/2023

Hello, book friends, and happiest of Mondays! We are officially moved into the new house and I have precisely one of my bookshelves set up to my liking. I can’t wait to get my office space together so I can share photos, but that is a task that had to wait for the more practical things like the kitchen and bathrooms. I’m hoping to get to it today.

It’s funny, really. I’m a person who tolerates clutter pretty well, but not when it comes to moving. I want all the boxes unpacked and everything in its place as soon as possible and spent nearly all day yesterday working towards that end. We’ve got a little ways to go yet, but the cabin is definitely starting to feel a bit more like home already. Azula is loving the windows, which are the perfect height for her to look out and keep an eye on things.

Anyway, we’re here to talk about books, not my moving habits! As I mentioned, my husband bought me a couple of books for Valentine’s Day, so I thought I’d share those recent additions to the collection for today’s book mail Monday. I don’t have a photo because I packed them somewhere “safe” for quick access and naturally have no idea where they wound up.

When Andy suggested a trip to Barnes & Noble, I knew I wanted to grab a copy of I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki . This book has caught my eye a few times but I always resisted buying it because I knew we were about to move. It’s a memoir about struggling with depression and the paradoxes of feeling hopeless but also still having desires.

I went in with the plan of getting just that book. Then my husband let me browse for too long and I stumbled across Vampire Weekend by Mike Chen, which I’ve been curious about. From what I can gather, it’s basically “vampires, but make it mundane” and I am here for it. It’s a paperback, so naturally I added it to my haul.

That’s all for book mail Monday for this week! Have you added any interesting books to your collection recently?

6 thoughts on “Book Mail Monday 2/20/2023

  1. No new books recently for me! I do like the titles of both books you mentioned. They are very intriguing!

  2. Look at all that space for the pup to run. Glad to hear the move went well, and I think you have the right mindset about the boxes. I think I moved out of my house in Florida without unpacking all my boxes.

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