Mailbox Monday #77

Wow, the read-a-thon was crazy, especially since I headed over to the Germantown Library sale.  I got some great books this week through my own purchases and in the mail.

I hope everyone has been enjoying the National Poetry Month Blog Tour; If you haven’t checked out the schedule or the posts, go here.  Today’s stop is Tea Leaves.

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.  Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received in the mail:

1.  On Folly Beach by Karen White from the publisher for a TLC Book Tour in May.

2.  Still Missing by Chevy Stevens from Shelf Awareness

3.  Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth from Shelf Awareness

4.  Letter to my Daughter by George Bishop, which I received from the author for the end-of year Vietnam War Reading Challenge giveaway, though this one came soaked to the house and the signature was smeared.

5.  Wake Up (audio) by Jack Kerouac, which I won at Bibliofreak.

What I picked up at the library sale:

6.  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, two copies for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge giveaway.

7.  A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler for a giveaway in the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

8.  In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien for a giveaway in the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

9.  Accordian Crimes by E. Annie Proulx

10.  The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett; I thought I would give her another try since I didn’t like Run.

11.  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which I have on my iPod, but I think that it will lend itself better to reading.

12.  The Lazy Environmentalist by Josh Dorfman

13.  The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

14.  Night by Elie Wiesel because my copy is missing in action somewhere.

15.  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck because this copy is also missing.

16.  Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

17.  Wounded in the House of a Friend by Sonia Sanchez for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

18.  Blessing the Boats by Lucille Clifton for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

19.  Except by Nature by Sandra Alcosser for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. Library sales ROCK! Happy Reading!

  2. Wowser, that’s a pile of books you have there. I love your new comment system. I wouldn’t mind having something like that where you can reply to each post. Which is it you put in?
    .-= Darlene´s last blog ..Guest Post with Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude & Camille & GIVEAWAY =-.

  3. You did well at the library sale too! Happy reading!
    .-= avisannschild´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday (April 12) =-.

  4. J.S. Peyton says

    Dancing a jig because you got “The Eyre Affair.” I predict you’ll have much fun with that one. Also, “The Things They Carried” has been on my wishlist for far too long. I cant wait to hear what you think of it. And I’ll be sure to be around when you give one of those copies away.

    You got some great books last week. Happy reading!

  5. I just read Anna’s post on the library sale so I couldn’t wait to see what you found – lots of loot there! 🙂

    Ann Patchett is a bit hit or miss for me so hope this one will work out better for you.
    .-= iliana´s last blog ..Library Visit =-.

  6. I think we have a library sale coming up soon. They are fun! On Folly Beach looks like a book I would enjoy! Enjoy all your new books!
    .-= Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday April 12 =-.

  7. You made out like a bandit at the library sale! I’m so upset about the Bishop book. 🙁
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday — April 12 =-.

  8. Great books from the library sale!

    Here is mine on Rose City Reader.

    Happy reading!
    .-= Rose City Reader´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  9. Holy smokes did you get a lot of good books at that sale! My copy of Night is missing also so I need to make a note to myself to pick up a new one also. Enjoy your new books!
    .-= Jo-Jo´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday-April 12 =-.

  10. Wow, awesome mailbox week you had! 🙂 Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
    .-= Alayne´s last blog ..In My Mailbox Monday: Exile, Riverton, Lemon Cake =-.

  11. Wow, you found some great books! The books at our library sale are pretty expensive for used books, so I quit going. Happy reading!

  12. You got some really good books there, Of Mice and Men was one of my favorite books in high school (I guess I should reread it) and I enjoyed The Eyre Affair. Happy Reading!

  13. Library sales are very dangerous

  14. Great list! I love library sales 🙂

  15. Great books this week. The booksale ones look really great as well. I loved The Things They Carried. ENJOY them all 🙂
    .-= diane´s last blog ..Sunday Salon ~ April 11, 2010 =-.

  16. Great books! I really need to try Paulo Coelho one of these days…
    .-= Elysium´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday (12.4.) =-.