Mailbox Monday #74

I hope you enjoyed my wrap-up of the one-day conference, Writing the Future, which took place at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. There was a lot of discussion about using social media as a writer to sell books and writing and how much in transition the publishing industry is.

I want to apologize to all of my blogger friends because I haven’t been by your blogs of late.  The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of events from the conference yesterday to the Split This Rock, and I’m not sure when these events will slow down.  Just know that I will be visiting periodically — you’ll see me comment on old posts! 

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.  Crazy Aunt Purl’s Home Is Where the Wine Is by Laurie Perry, which showed up one day and then I caught up on some blogs in Google Reader and found that I had won the book from A Novel Menagerie.

2.  Romancing Miss Bronte by Juliet Gael, which is a LibraryThing Early Reviewers book.

3.  The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen, which I received for review from Simon and Schuster.

4.  Read + Remember + Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight, which I received from Sourcebooks for review and an extra copy for a giveaway!

5.  Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, which I received from Shelf Awareness for review.

6.  Chow Hounds by Ernie Ward, D.V.M., which I received, finally, for a TLC Book Tour in April.

7.  Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel, which I received from Anna at Diary of an Eccentric since she got two randomly from Random House.

8.  Revisions Of by Goodloe Byron, which I received free at the Writing the Future conference.

9.  Creative Nonfiction magazine, which held its relaunch at the conference and gave out free copies.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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  1. What a great bunch of books. I am jealous. I am a bit MIA these days too. I can do a poetry tour if you help me. ( poetry neophyte that I am). Your email is buried in my inbox….. If you pick a date, I am good. I have a favorite poetry book that I'd love to recommend. Not sure if it is in print still.

    Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox this week.

  2. Holy cow! Fantastic mailbox. I have some of those sitting here as well but a number more of them I am completely jealous of!

  3. Look at all of these good books! I am totally envious. Enjoy your goodies.

  4. Whoa! Your mailbox was full! Happy reading!

    I did get a few books last week, but I didn't do this meme today because I posted a review with a giveaway instead. 🙂

  5. Gwendolyn B. says

    Great mailbox! I'm looking forward to ROMANCING MISS BRONTE. Hope you enjoy them all!

  6. pussreboots says

    Read Remember Recommend is popular this week. Three books for me. You can see them here.

  7. I won the "Home Is Where The Wine Is" too.

  8. Romancing Miss Bronte I first saw in someone's MM post last week and am now considering adding it to my wish list. Girl In Translation has a catchy title and intriguing cover.

    My mailbox is up and I'm passing on an award. The details will be at the link above when I finish the post.

  9. Literary Feline says

    Enjoy your new books, Sereana! They all sound so good.

  10. Jess - A Book Hoarder says

    I am jealous of ALL your books. Especially Girl in Translation…and Home Is Where the Wine Is…and Romancing Miss Bronte…and…well like I said all of them.

    Happy reading!

  11. Susan Helene Gottfried says

    I've heard a ton about Sarah Pekkanen. I can't wait for the reviews and blog touring to begin.

  12. I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy Reading! Here's my mine

  13. Excellent mailbox – a book for everyday with a couple of spares. Enjoy! Have a great week and happy reading.

  14. bookaholic says

    Happy reading!

  15. The Opposite of Me is on my wishlist…I love the cover. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week!

  16. I saw Read Remember Recommend on Goodreads. Looks like it would be perfect for me. Enjoy all your good reads! 🙂

  17. Looks like a lot of good books Serena. I won Crazy Aunt Purl as well. Maybe it'll come this week.

  18. gautami tripathy says

    I like what you got! Happy reading!

    Mondays: Mailbox and all!

  19. Lady Quinlan says

    Romancing Ms. Bronte is on my list to read. I got Girl in Translation, too, but haven't put it up yet. It looks pretty good! Happy Reading! Here's my Mailbox.

  20. Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow says

    Oh, these all look fabulous! But Home is Where the Wine is…my personal favorite!

  21. WOW!!! You've got a lot of great looking books this week!

    Here's mine for this week.

  22. Beth(bookaholicmom) says

    You had a fabulous week! The first 7 books in your mailbox are all on my wish list! I hope they are all enjoyable!

  23. bermudaonion says

    You had a good week in books! Girl in Translation looks good to me!

  24. I have Romancing Miss Bronte as well and can't wait to start it! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  25. DCMetroreader says

    I would love to read Chow Hounds as I need to do something about my dogs' diets (or lack thereof).

  26. This looks like a great week in new books for you. ENJOY Here’s my collection:


  27. The title alone will get my hands on Romancing Miss Bronte. Enjoy your reading.

  28. Random House = random books sent to my home. But at least they send books that sound good!

    Enjoy your new books.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  29. Wow, great list. I can't wait to hear about Read, Remember, Recommend.

  30. wow – you got some great books! I think Girl in Translation sounds interesting!