Mailbox Monday #160

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch. This month’s host is the At Home With Books.

Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.

Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

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

Here’s what I received this week:

1.  Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, which I purchased after reading War Horse and already reviewed.

2.  Until the Next Time by Kevin Fox, which came unrequested from Algonquin and will be published in February.

3.  The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino, which came unrequested from Algonquin and will be published in March.

4.  Pocket Kings by Ted Heller, which came unrequested from Algonquin and will be published in March.

5.  The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead, which came unrequested from Algonquin and will be published in April.

What did you receive?


  1. These all look good. I hope they are!

  2. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says:

    The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac appeals to me …. I’ve had good luck with books from Algonquin.

    Enjoy your new books, Serena!

  3. The Coldest Night sounds like a good winter read! I hope you enjoy all of them!

  4. With the recent cold spell I could get into the coldest night.

    Enjoy all your books!

  5. I’m liking the covers of all of your books…look great!

  6. I think they all look good and will watch for the reviews. Have a good week!

  7. I didn’t realize War Horse was a book first (though I should have!) . I am going to your review when I finish this comment. My concern with books about animals is that they are injured or worse in the course of the story. I am guessing that you liked War Horse since you purchased Private Peaceful afterwards!

    Some of the Algonquin books sound quite good. I am interested in Until the Next Time and Pocket King sounds like it maybe be witty and satiric.

    Enjoy your new books, Serena!

  8. Looks like a good bunch of books! I hope they’re fun reads!

  9. I got the Algonquin books too. I hope you have another great week in books.

  10. Beth Hoffman says:

    I’m curious about Private Peaceful and just added it to my list. I’ll look forward to your review. Enjoy your new books!

  11. Oh, I agree, these memes can make my wishlist fat and happy!

    Until The Next Time… I love that title. And it’s supposedly set in Ireland, right? I kind of want to read it. I think I’ll wait to read a few reviews before I decide, though.

    Happy reading!

  12. Nice selection, all new titles to me. The Coldest Night looks good.

  13. I like the word “unrequested.” Nice surprises.

  14. So many of these look great to me. Hope they are as good as they appear.

  15. Can’t wait to read Private Peaceful. Enjoy your new books!


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