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Mailbox Monday #4

Marcia at the Printed Page hosts Mailbox Monday, and maybe one of these days I will have a Monday free to post it on. No such luck again this week, but I am posting it in the evening today, so that’s close…right?!

So here goes the list, though it’s not that much this week:

1. Cross Country by James Patterson from Miriam Parker at Hatchette Group! (Yes, this is one of those special books that will be in Mom’s hands before mine, and she will be sharing her thoughts with you, here on the blog!

2. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (also from Miriam Parker at Hatchette Group!) And you know who will be guest reviewing this one?! You got it: my mom. She’s in love with Patterson and Sparks’ novels. I just couldn’t deny her the pleasure.

3. Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel (from Phyllis Zimbler Miller); I’ve already reviewed this one, but I won it in a contest unknowingly and Phyllis was nice enough to autograph it for my mom. We’ll probably get her take on this one too.

4. Roosevelt’s Secret War by Joseph Persico, which I bought at Borders this weekend while shopping for Anna’s birthday! It’s her birthday today, so go wish her a happy one at Diary of an Eccentric.

5. Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll edited by Jonathan Wells, which I also bought at Borders, though in the bargain bin! $2 find. This book has poems by one of my favorite poets: Yusef Komunyakaa.

6. Gargoyle 53, which is a poetry journal. I’m not sure why I got this in the mail because I haven’t subscribed, unless it is the long awaited free subscription from the D.C. conference earlier this year.

7. Open Slowly by Dayle Furlong, which I borrowed from Anna at Diary of an Eccentric (keep an eye out because I think she has a review of this coming up soon).