Mailbox Monday #161

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.  The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy, which I received for my TLC Tour stop in March.

2.  Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller, which came unsolicited from Random House.

These I won from BookHounds and some of these will find homes with my mother (who just loves mystery novels) and some other friends:

3. Fadeaway Girl by Martha Grimes

4. Day by Day Armageddon Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne

5. The Rock Hole by Reavis Wortham

6. Bet Your Bones by Jeanne Matthews

7. Swift Justice by Laura DiSilverio

8. Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey

9. Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

10. Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

11. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs

BACK to the review copies and the book buys from the weekend:

12. The Unauthorized Biography of Michele Bachman by Ken Brosky

13. The Three Colonels by Jack Caldwell for review from Sourcebooks

14. Mr. Darcy Forever by Victoria Connelly for review from Sourcebooks

15. Catalina by Laurie Soriano for consideration in the Indie Lit Awards Poetry category

16. If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien, which I bought at the book club meeting at Novel Places for $1.50 to complete by collection of O’Brien books.

17. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore, which I also bought at the book club meeting at Novel Places for $1.99 because I loved this book when I first read it and want my own copy.

18. Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos, which I also bought at the book club meeting, since Anna told me it was hilarious.

What did you receive this week?


  1. Happy reading!

  2. Great list, especially Vampire Knit and Fadeaway Girls! Thanks for putting them on my wishlist!

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    Jez’s Bookcase

  3. Wow! Truly impressive mailbox! I’ll be curious to see what you think of Heads You Lose. It’s one I checked out from the library once and didn’t finish (not that it was bad, it was actually funny, I just wasn’t in the mood).

  4. Staci@LifeintheThumb says

    Your mailbox is overflowing with goodness!!!

  5. I’m having a little book envy right now 🙂

  6. Congrats on your fabulous win! I hope you enjoy all of them!

  7. Wow! So many books. . . .
    Serena, I hope you enjoy each one! Of all of them, I have only read Knit Two.

  8. Wow, that’s some mailbox! These should keep you busy for a bit. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. My mailbox is here.

  9. I’m interested in joining Mailbox Monday. How can I?

    • Eva, all you have to do is click on the mailbox icon in this post and go to the blog for the meme and check out the details. Anyone can join.

  10. A nice haul, The Baker’s Daughter is on my list.


  11. Beth Hoffman says

    What an incredible mailbox! Happy reading, Serena.

  12. You got a great mailbox! I gonna STEAL!! Happy Reading!!!

    Here is my post!

  13. Holy cow, that was a great win!! I can’t wait to see what you think of The Baker’s Daughter. I have to say I laughed at the title of Vampire Knits.

    • Some of the projects in Vampire Knits are not things I would ever consider wearing, but I’m sure there are people who would. And the AB+ cozies for “blood” drinks are hilarious.

  14. What a busy mailbox you have. Happy reading.

    Here is my Mailbox Monday.

  15. WOW…what a great week you had! Baker’s Daughter is on my wish list:)