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Mailbox Monday #34

Welcome to an edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by The Printed Page, on Sunday! Yes, I have a book tour scheduled for Monday, so you get to see my little stash today instead.

I’ve also got a treat for you as well . . . a picture of the line outside the Germantown Library Sale.

Ok, so these are the books that came in the mail:

1. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson, which I won from Diary of an Eccentric

2. The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes, which I received from Sourcebooks for review in October.

3. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant, which I received from Shelf Awareness for review in July.

The local Germantown, Md., library has book sales pretty often, usually about once per month. June 13 was the latest book sale that Anna, The Girl, and I swooped into to get some good books. $1 for hardcover, 50 cents for paperback, and kids hardcovers were 50 cents, and kids paperbacks were 25 cents. The last book sale we went to, we arrived after 10 AM, and the sale began at 9 AM. We decided to get there when it opened to see if there were better books at that hour. Well, we got there and found a line already had formed before 8:50 AM. Crazy. I took a shot with the camera phone.

Here’s what I got at the library sale:

4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

5. Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle–a collection with gold-edged pages and a nearly pristine, green hard cover.

6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

7. Stone Cold by David Baldacci


8. Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters; this one is for my mom, who loves biographies.

9. In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by Robert S. McNamara

10. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

11. We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

Don’t forget my current giveaways:

2-year Blogiversary

Secrets to Happiness