Mailbox Monday #78

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 at Bibliofreak.

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.  American Poet Spring 2010 from the American Academy of Poets

2.  Conquering Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds from Sourcebooks for review a July/August tour.

3.  Beat Generationby Jack Kerouac for a National Poetry Month giveaway donated by Lisa Roe at the Online Publicist.

4.  College in a Nutskull by Professor Anders Henriksson, an unexpected review copy from Workman.

5.  Letter to My Daughter from George Bishop for the end of year giveaway at War Through the Generations from the author.

6.  The Journey Home by Michael Baron from The Story Plant for review.

7.  3 copies of Tested in the Fire of Hell by Richard J. Vnuk; 2 for the end of year giveaway for War Through the Generations and 1 for review.

What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. I am interested in people’s opinions of “College in a Nutskull”. Everyone seems to get some good laughs from the book, but I thought the book was a disappointment.

    I expected a book of funny bloopers, but what I read was a book of mostly straightforward mistakes. For example:

    “Acrophobia is fear of acrobats” (p 21).
    “An acronym refers to spiders” (p 54).
    “Common law is for the common people” (p 92).
    “The Prime Minister heads the Church of England” (p 94).
    “American women won the right to vote in 1973” (p 131).

    For my own curiosity, I would be keen to know why people find these kind of mistakes funny compared to, say, the more subtle bloopers in a book like Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English”. Is a factual mistake enough for a statement to be funny? Or do genuinely funny blooper have something more?

    • Keep your eyes open for my review of College in a Nutskull. It is forthcoming, but I have a few other books to review ahead of it.

  2. Nice mailbox Serena! Enjoy!
    .-= Darlene´s last blog ..Book Review: Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt =-.

  3. Wow, you received a great bunch of books, Serena! Enjoy them all and have a great week!

    Here is mine:


  4. Letter To my Daughter is a really good book. It still amazes me that a man caught the mother/daughter relationship so well. Enjoy all your new books!
    .-= Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday April 17 =-.

  5. Great mailbox! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
    .-= Alayne´s last blog ..In My Mailbox Monday: Day For Night, Juliet =-.

  6. Nice list. I haven’t read any of them but I’ve seen a few around (with good reviews). Enjoy 🙂
    .-= Mary (Bookfan)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday – April 19 =-.

  7. Wonderful Haul. Letter to My Daughter intersts me.

    Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Musings/whereabouts post!
    .-= gautami tripathy´s last blog ..Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts =-.

  8. What a fabulous haul, especially the letter to my daughter book. I have an extra soft spot for fathers! And, I’m glad your poetry collection has a new addition.
    .-= Bellezza´s last blog ..On A Spring Walk In Illinois… =-.

  9. Wow that’s quite a delivery.

  10. Nice stack of books– happy reading!
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  11. Nice haul!

    Here is mine
    .-= Bluestocking´s last blog ..Tom Marvolo Riddle: Obsession with Immortality =-.

  12. Great mailbox Serena, happy reading 🙂 Letter to My Daughter sounds good.
    .-= bookworm´s last blog ..Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge =-.

  13. Nice mailbox! College in a Nutskull is lots of fun!

  14. College in a Nutskull is hilarious! I’ll have to borrow the Vietnam book when you’re done. It sounds good. Happy reading!
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Review: Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo =-.

  15. Nice pile of books this week! Letter to my daughter has caught my eye!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: Back to the routine =-.

    • I can’t wait to read Letter to My Daughter for a blog tour this coming month. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the mailbox.