Mailbox Monday #89

I’m still recuperating from my quick little birthday camping trip for my hubby.  He loves camping, so some friends and I set it up so it was a surprise.  I prescheduled this post because I knew I’d be tired.

Also, in case you haven’t been by The Printed Page lately, Marcia has decided to step down from hosting Mailbox Monday, but she’s created a fantastic blog tour for Mailbox Monday with new hosts each month through 2011.

I’ll be hosting the meme in 2011, and I’m excited.  I hope you’ll consider throwing your name in the hat and join the fun.

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.

Be prepared for your TBR to explode after reading these posts.

Here’s what I received:

1.  The Cougar Club by Susan McBride, which my mom lent me after she won it at Bermudaonion’s blog and loved it.

2.  Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons, which came with a few surprises — Walkers Shortbread and Revolution Earl Grey Lavender Tea.  I wasn’t expecting this book, but it came with a nice note from the author and a recipe for her grandmother’s Baumtorte.  This also is from Hachette’s Reagan Arthur Imprint.

3. Heredities by J. Michael Martinez, which I received from the American Academy of Poets. This collection won the Walt Whitman Award.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. Wow – great books Serena. I’d like to read Mr. Rosenblum someday. I’ve seen some really good reviews of it. Enjoy!

    Hope you’re feeling better now.

  2. The Rosenblum book sounds something like a E F Benson book. A bit old fashioned and nostalgic maybe?
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  3. That Mr. Rosenblum book seems to be getting great reviews! You got some good ones there. Enjoy!
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  4. How fun that you got goodies with Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English! That’s a new title for me, but I’ll be eager to hear what folks think about it. I read The Cougar Club a few months ago and enjoyed it — a light, fun story!
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  5. I also received Mr. Rosenblum and I was quite surprised as I wasn’t expecting it at all. And until you mentioned it I didn’t realize that it was a Reagan Arthur book
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  6. Happy reading!
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  7. Enjoy your books! Two books for me this week. Pussreboots.
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  8. I enjoyed book one and LOVED Mr. Rosenblum…enjoy 😀

  9. Serena, your new books are truly new to me. Enjoy your reading!
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  10. A surprise camping trip? That is true love, right there!
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  11. I have been reading a lot of reviews of Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, and have to say, it looks mighty interesting to me! I will be excited to hear what you think of it. I hope you enjoy all your new reads!
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  12. The little package that came with Mr Rosenblum Dreams In English sounds delightful. I love little touches like that. I hope the camping trip was fun! We used to camp a lot and I loved reading next to a campfire. There is something so serene about it.
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  13. I hope you enjoy The Cougar Club! I’ve heard Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English is fabulous.

  14. The Cougar Club sounds good!

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  15. I bet The Cougar Club will be a good summer read. Enjoy! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
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  16. Beth Hoffman says

    Oh, how I envy Mailbox Monday’s … I get a vicarious thrill when I read about the books all you bloggers found in your mailboxes! Enjoy.

    • I find it so funny reading these mailboxes when I find even more books to add to the wish list, even though I barely have time to read the ones I already have!

  17. Quite a variety there! I’ll have to check out Mr. Rosenblum. Here’s my Mailbox. Happy reading!
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  18. Mr. R dreams in English has had glowing reviews. The Cougar Club sounds like fun just from the title. Have a great week, happy reading and enjoy all your new books!

  19. I have had Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English on my wish list since I first heard about it so color me jealous that you have it. And what a cool package of stuff came with it too.
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  20. The Mr. Rosenblum package sounds like a great surprise. Happy reading!
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  21. I’m also joining in on the MM tour! I thougth that was such a good idea from Marcia!

    Enjoy your new additions!

    My mailbox is HERE.

  22. Hi Serena!

    Mr Rosenblum sounds intriguing to me.

    Here’s my MM/IMM

    Have a prolific reading day!

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  23. Hi Serena! Heredities sounds downright intriguing and I don’t normally read much poetry. Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English is an unusual story, but as a lover of golf, it interests me. Sounds like a charming read.
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