Mailbox Monday #64

Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi of The Story Siren both sponsor memes in which bloggers share what books they’ve received in the past week.  I’m going to continue calling these Mailbox Mondays, but The Story Siren also has In My Mailbox.

Here’s what arrived in my mailbox thanks to the library sale (LS), a trip to Wonder Book (WB), a trip to Barnes & Noble (BN) to spend my holiday gift cards, and some publishers:

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley (LS)
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (BN)
When I Was a Young Man by Bob Kerrey (WB)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (LS)
The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff (BN)
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason (LS)
In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischkke (LS)

Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman (LS)
Without a Backward Glance by Kate Veitch (WB)
Love & Friendship by Jane Austen (BN)
Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor (Library Thing)
The Children’s War by Monique Charlesworth (LS)
Questions of Fire by Gregg Mosson (poet)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (BN)
The Father of All Things by Tom Bissell (WB)

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (WB)
Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve (LS)
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville (LS)
Worst Case by James Patterson (Hachette)
When Angels Fooled the World by Charles Fenyvesi (Dryad Press)
They’ll Have to Catch Me First by Irene Awret (Dryad Press)

You’ll note there are two copies of When I Was a Young Man by Bob Kerrey; one of these copies will be for the end of year giveaway for the 2010 Vietnam War Reading Challenge.   Also, I realized today that I already have From Dead to Worse in paperback, so once I finish the Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge, look forward to a giveaway for that hardcover copy!

What did you get in your mailbox?

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  1. I loved Ice Queen. Flags of Our Fathers is a favorite too. You have a great variety of books there. Enjoy them all. You must be smiling. 🙂

  2. Beth(bookaholicmom) says

    The Kommandant's Girl is excellent.
    So is Snow Flower. You found a lot of great books! Now you can settle in for the winter and read! Enjoy them all!

  3. Iliana: I have no idea what one I will start with. Perhaps Myers book about Vietnam.

  4. Wow, that's a ton of books there! I hope you'll enjoy Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. That was such a readable book. Hard to put down even if I had some quibbles with it.

    So which one are you starting with? 🙂

  5. My gosh, girl! You got one heck of a stack of great looking books!!! Enjoy!

  6. nat @book, line, and sinker says

    gosh, your mailman must love you! i had a slowish week but it's better that way. my tbr pile is leaning precariously starboard and i'm afraid i'll drown in an avalanche of books if they should all come tumbling down!

    ps. i enjoyed snowflower–hope you do too!

  7. Wow!!! Your stack is lovely and there's several there that I would love to pluck right out of the photo!!!

  8. What a haul! I have a library sale coming up next month. My bookshelves are already groaning 🙂

  9. And here I thought I had received many books… Have fun reading them 🙂

    Kathrin @ Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic

  10. Susan Helene Gottfried says

    I can't believe you haven't read The Kommondant's Girl, Serena. This is one of those books I totally rave about. It's brilliant. The narrative voice is amazing.

    I just finished The Diplomat's Wife last night. Can't hold a candle, sadly.

  11. OMG, that is quite the list of books Serena. lol. I've been bad lately with downloading books on my eReader. Enjoy all these goodies.

  12. I love seeing stacks of shiny new books! Enjoy 🙂

  13. gautami tripathy says

    Now that is something! Have fun reading!

    Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

  14. Holy cow! You got a whole new shelf's worth. Good for you! Happy reading this week.

  15. I think all I need to say is…Wow! Snow Flower is one of my all time favorites…I hope you enjoy it along with your other new goodies!

  16. Amy @ Passages to the Past says

    I want a week like yours!!!

    Happy Reading!

  17. Looks like you had a really good week. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  18. Wow, huge list! Just one for me at The Crowded Leaf.

  19. Wow, oh Wow, what a great week. These ought to keep you busy for a few days. I wanted to read The Kommandants Girl for the WWII challenge and just didn't get the book but it still looks good. I'll be looking forward to tyour thoughts on that one.

    Have a great week and happy reading.

  20. bermudaonion says

    Wow! I see several books that I would like to sneak out of your stacks. Enjoy your new treasures!

  21. We had a great time book shopping, didn't we? Of course, we were exhausted afterward, but it was a lot of fun.

    I can't wait to borrow some of these! LOL

    Diary of an Eccentric

  22. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the mailbox. It was a busy weekend of holiday money/gc shopping.

  23. I love library sales. Snow Flower is SO GOOD! Enjoy all your books!

  24. Sandy Nawrot says

    Holy cow girl. You had a good week! I don't even know what to say, except that you better get reading!

  25. Ladytink_534 says

    WOW! You had a good week. I really want that Ice Queen book. 🙂