Mailbox Monday #85

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:

1.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, which I pre-ordered so I could finally start this series.

2.  The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose for review.

3.  The Memory of Water by Karen White, which I purchased from the library for 50 cents.

4.  Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, which I purchased from the library for 50 cents.

5.  The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee, which I purchased from the library for 50 cents.

6.  Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell for review from Sourcebooks, and I’m surprised to see quotes from my reviews and others, like Booking Mama and Diary of an Eccentric.

7.  Free to a Good Home by Eve Marie Mont for review.

8.  The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, a giveaway win from Bibliofreak‘s Blogiversary.

9.  The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri for a TLC Book Tour.

10.  Semper Cool by Barry Fixler; 2 copies for the War Through the Generations end of year giveaway.

Here’s what I got from the library sale:

11.  An Anthology of Twentieth Century New Zealand Poetry by Vincent O’Sullivan for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle giveaway.

12.  Lost Possessions by Keri Hume for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle Giveaway.

13.  Walt Whitman Selected Poems for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle Giveaway.

14.  A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle Giveaway.

15.  The Quiet American by Graham Greene for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

16.  Starting From San Francisco by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

17.  Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath

What did you receive?


  1. Great pile of books Serena. I enjoyed The Lace Makers of Glenmara – I hope you will. I have a few others of these books too like The Piano Teacher, Suite Francaise, Memory of Water – among a few. Geez, just reminds me I’ll never be able to read all the books I have. lol. Enjoy!
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  2. Oh you’ll have to post a Ferlinghetti poem. Lots of great books there. Enjoy them.
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  3. We always make out good at the library sales. Enjoy your new books!

    With all the Blogger issues and then a TLC tour today, I didn’t have a Mailbox Monday post ready for this week, but my library sale books will be in there next week.
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  4. Wow! Your mailbox is quite bountiful! Enjoy your new books. The Secret Lie of Bees is excellent. In the very popular Steig Larsson series, I’ve only read the first book (too many books, too little time).

  5. I have not read the Stiegg Larsson books either. Everyone raves about them! Take a Chance on Me sounds very good. I’ll be putting it on my wish list! Enjoy your new books!
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  6. Great haul you got there! I hope you enjoy all of your new additions!

    My mailbox is HERE.

  7. You might need to start storing books in your kitchen cabinets! lol I would love to start that Stieg Larsson series sometime soon. Enjoy your new books!
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  8. Monday Mailbox posts always make me drool just a little bit. 🙂 I’m really looking forward to reading both Semper Cool and The Hypnotist. And several of the other books you received are ones in my TBR collection waiting their turn. I hope you enjoy your new books!
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  9. Ooh such good books! Jealous! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
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  10. Ha, you sound like me with a series — waiting until the last one comes out to start all at once.

    My Mailbox Monday is posted on my book blog: 5 Minutes for Books

  11. The Hypnotist sounds good! I really need to try Stieg Larsson’s books. Enjoy your books!
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  12. I am curious about Rose’s books. I have never read any, but know that they are quite popular, so I will look forward to your review.