Mailbox Monday #79

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 Bookalicio.us.

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.  God Damsel by Reb Livingston (and a toothbrush with the title of the book on it) from the poet for review.

2.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel — a win from Carrie at Books and Movies.

3.  The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner for a tour in June for Pump Up Your Book Promotion.

4.  Game Control by Lionel Shriver — a win from the April Dewey’s Read-a-Thon.

5.  Checker and the Derailleurs by Lionel Shriver — part of the win from the April Dewey’s Read-a-Thon.

What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. Ooh, if you got your Lionel Shriver prize pack, hopefully that means mine will be here any day :-). I got to choose that as a readathon win, also. I don’t know if it’ll be the same titles or not, though.

  2. Great books!! I also received C.W. Gortner’s new book for the tour! Can’t wait to read it!

  3. I love that you got a toothbrush with the poetry. Livingston isn’t a dentist as well as a poet? 😉
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? =-.

  4. A toothbrush sure gets ones attention doesn’t it? Unusual marketing. The Catherine de Medici book has caught my eye. I will watch for your thoughts on it. Enjoy all your new books and congratulations on your Readathon wins!
    .-= Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday April 26 =-.

  5. Great books! I haven’t read The Life of Pi, but I did read/review Beatrice & Virgil. It was strange, but good. 🙂 My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
    .-= Alayne´s last blog ..In My Mailbox Monday: My Name is Memory =-.

  6. Love the sound of The Confessions …
    My MM here.

  7. Don’t think I’ve ever heard of a promo toothbrush 😀 Enjoy all your books.
    .-= Mary (Bookfan)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday – April 26 =-.

  8. I’m interested in the God and Damsels book based on the toothbrush alone. Anyone who can send those kind of flourishes must have an interesting take on the world!

  9. A toothbrush? Now that’s an interesting way to market a book! Enjoy your new books.
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Review: Your Ten Favorite Words by Reb Livingston =-.

  10. Those are some great titles. I loved Life of Pi when I listened to it several years ago.
    Enjoy them all!

    Here is my mailbox: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/04/mailbox-monday_25.html
    .-= diane´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  11. Did you never read “Life of Pi”? You are in for a treat!
    .-= Jenners´s last blog ..Show Me 5 Saturday: "Julie & Julia" by Julie Powell =-.

  12. You got some good ones. How have you been?

    Here is mine
    .-= Bluestocking´s last blog ..A Thread so Thin =-.

  13. pussreboots says

    Enjoy your books. I had a full mailbox as well.
    .-= pussreboots´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday: April 26, 2010 =-.

  14. Stephanie says

    I am really excited about The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. Enjoy!

  15. I bet the Lionel Shriver books are great! I hope you enjoy your new books and your toothbrush!

  16. I have Checker on my shelves, which I am saving for a moment when I need to be blown away yet again by Shriver’s writing. And I loved The Life of Pi!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: More Connie May! =-.

  17. You got awesome books!

    Mailbox Mondays

  18. Oooh! You chose the Lionel Shriver prize pack. I had my eye on that one. enjoy!
    .-= Lenore´s last blog ..Book Review: Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay =-.