Mailbox Monday #73

You knew that the slow weeks couldn’t last.  I went to the Split This Rock Poetry Festival (Check out my review of the festival),  and let me tell you that’s only part of the reason that the mailbox is so full this week.

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 I received:

1.  The Last Train From Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino, which I purchased after learning that there is controversy surrounding the source material Pellegrino used for his account of the atomic bombing.  The publisher has halted publication.  I’m all about controversy.

2.  A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper, which is for review from Lisa Roe at the Online Publicist.

3.  Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff, which I received for review from St. Martin’s Press.

4.  Waiting Wives by Donna Moreau, which I purchased after reading Tina Says’ review as part of the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

5.  The End of Baseball by Peter Schilling Jr., which I received for review from Kaye Publicity for review.

6.  Another World Instead: The Poems of William Stafford, which I received from the editor of the collection Fred Marchant, a former professor, fellow poet, and friend.  He graciously signed this for me at Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

7.  The Looking House by Fred Marchant, which I will review in April as part of my National Poetry Month tour with other bloggers; I hope you’ll consider joining us.  He also signed this one for me as well.

8.  Green is the Orator by Sarah Gridley, which I purchased at Busboys & Poets while at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, though I failed to find her later on and have her sign it.

9.  The Last Communist Virgin by Wang Ping, which I purchased at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival and is a collection of short stories.

10.  The Baghdad Blues by Sinan Antoon, which I also purchased at the festival after hearing a number of panelists praise his work.

11.  Bo Obama: The White House Tails by Paul Salamof and Keith Tucker is a review copy from Bluewater Productions.

12.  Female Force by Neal Bailey, Ryan Howe, and Joshua Labello which was included with Bo Obama — I’m assuming as a bonus book.

13.  Female Force:  Barbara Walters by Robert Schnakenberg, which was also include with Bo Obama — I’m assuming it is a second bonus book.

OK, I think that’s it!  What did you get in your mailbox?

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  1. Laura Fabiani says

    You're right about the overflowing mailboxes. One of the busiest seasons in book publishing is starting! Enjoy all your great books!

  2. Yup, you certainly made up for the slower weeks. lol. Enjoy. You sure got a lot of books for the War Challenge which I really need to get going on.

  3. Wow, you have some serious heavy reading, not to mention a wide variety of title. Enjoy your books. Here'smines.

  4. Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict says

    Wow, nice mailbox! A Hundred Feet Over Hell seems interesting. You have a few books, I'm interested in as well. Love the diversity of your mailbox.

  5. pussreboots says

    Enjoy your books! The book about the first dog looks cute. Thank you for stopping by my post.

  6. That's a lot of books Serena! I have Fireworks over Toccoa TBR.
    Enjoy your books!

  7. great mailbox serena! thats quite the mix of books.

  8. Interesting books! Enjoy!

  9. You have quite an assortment of fiction and non-fiction. Should keep you busy for a week!! LOL!!

  10. Wow, great variety of books! Waiting Wives sounds extremely intriguing! Enjoy and have a wonderful week Serena!

    Here is mine:

  11. Jess - A Book Hoarder says

    Holy cow you have a ton of books this week! And what's with all the bonus books? I'm jealous.

  12. Cracks me up that you zipped out for The Last Train From Hiroshima thanks to the controversy. I am exactly the same way!

  13. Wow that is a lot of books! At least poetry is a faster read right? My MM is up.

  14. You have certainly had quite the busy week…enjoy your new goodies!

  15. gautami tripathy says

    I find some books here that I wanna read!

    I think I am in for the poetry stuff!

    Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/Whereabouts

  16. OnlinePublicist says

    Hi Serena! Nice mailbox. ;-P

    Happy to see you received your copy of A Hundred Feet Over Hell. I look forward to your thoughts on it!


  17. Beth(bookaholicmom) says

    Great assortment of books. The Hiroshima book does sound very interesting. Enjoy all your new reads!

  18. bermudaonion says

    I never knew you're all about controversy! LOL Waiting Wives looks like a good one that would still be relevant today, I'm sad to say. I'll be watching for your review of that one.

  19. Amy @ Passages to the Past says

    What a nice eclectic mix of books!

    Happy Reading!

    My mailbox is here.

  20. Yowzer, only one more and you could have 2 per day. I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great week and happy reading.

  21. Great books! I'm reading Fireworks Over Toccoa next. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  22. Wow…nice books this week. Enjoy

    I don't know which I would choose first — so many look great!

    Here is my mailbox: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/03/mailbox-monday_15.html

  23. I can't wait to read the Hiroshima book when you're done with it! 😉

    Enjoy all your new books! Your shelves must be bending under the weight of them all.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  24. DCMetroreader says

    I'm with you bring on the controversy! I'll have to look this book up.

  25. Wow you had a great week! Enjoy your books!

  26. Your mail box was stuffed this week. Enjoy.