Sunday, August 22, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren in which we share what books we have received in the mail, bought, borrowed or otherwise acquired during the week.

I went to the annual local flee market yesterday, and came home with two books:

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
I've heard a lot of good things about Sophie Kinsella, but I've never read anything by her myself. This sounds like fun.

Goodreads description: Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up, in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she's mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they've hired a lawyer; and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can't sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope - and finds love - is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does - will she want it back?

The Right Attitude To Rain by Alexander McCall Smith
I love the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, and thought I'd give the Sunday Philosophy Club a chance. This is the third book in the series, so I'll have to find the other two before reading this one (I prefer reading series in order).

Goodreads description: When Mimi, Isabel’s cousin from Dallas, arrives in Edinburgh with her husband, Joe, several confounding situations unfurl. First, Mimi and Joe introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce–a bigwig back home in Texas. The roving eye of Tom’s young fiancĂ©e leads Isabel to believe that money may be at the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is at the root of Tom’s interest in Isabel herself? Then there are the feelings that Isabel has for Jamie, which are certainly hard to ignore. And she mustn’t forget about her niece, Cat, who’s busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mama’s boy.

Of course, Jamie counsels Isabel to stay out of it all, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake–when to tell the truth and when to keep one’s mouth shut, to be precise–and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In any case, Isabel is certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again–especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.

What books did you get this week?


E.J. Stevens said...

Great mailbox! My IMM Birthday Edition is here.

From the Shadows

KM said...

I read THE UNDOMESTIC GODDESS last year. It's super cute. Not my favorite Sophie Kinsella, but still a good read.

prophecygirl said...

I loved The Undomestic Goddess. Sophie Kinsella is hilarious. Really hope you enjoy it!

Julia Writer said...

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella is a fun, light read. I enjoyed it. Makes a change from the heavier books I read often :)

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your books. Here is what I got IN MY MAILBOX

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