Mailbox Monday #11

Mailbox Monday is here once again! Thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page for hosting this wonderful meme where we get to see what lands in everyone’s mailboxes during the week.

Here’s what I got in my mailbox; It was more than I expected:

From SantaThing:

1. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, which I presume was picked because I mentioned that I wanted to branch out into fantasy reading more.

2. The Odyssey by Homer, which I’m not sure why this was selected given that I noted I would love to read more contemporary poetry. I have read Homer’s Odyssey many times, and I doubt I’ll be reading this again anytime soon.

3. Now Silence by Tori Warner Shepard, which I received from the author and will be reading during the WWII reading challenge.

4. The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick, which is an ARC I received from Paul Samuelson at Sourcebooks. It’s a big one at nearly 600 pages, so lets hope this one keeps my attention long enough for a March review.

5. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay, which I purchased at Target shortly after Christmas. I couldn’t resist this best-seller. I’ve heard so many great reviews of this book, I just had to have it.

6. A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock is my first book from the Harper Collins’ First Look program. I’m bit annoyed that I have less than a month to review it, especially since many of the others I’ve seen have at least until the first of the next month. This book is slated for release on 1/27/09.

7. The Scent of Sake by Joyce Lebra is another book I received from Harper Collins’ First Look program. It’s interesting that I only got one email about getting a First Look book and it wasn’t this one. This book is slated for release 2/17/09. I probably won’t be reviewing this one until near the end of January.

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