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Mailbox Monday #30

Mailbox Monday is sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. It’s not only a list of books that I received in the mail, but also books I bought or received from the library and friends over the last week.

1. Beach Trip by Cathy Holton for review for August from Ballantine Books.

2. At the Threshold of Alchemy by poet John Amen, editor of Pedestal Magazine, for review.

3. 2 copies of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C.M. Mayo, signed by the author at her recent appearance at The Writer’s Center. Check out my review here.

Mailbox Monday #29


I originally started this post by saying it had been a slow week for my mailman and UPS driver, but that is no longer the case. You’ll soon see why. I really started off the week with just a couple of books, then the weekend came, and the newbies grew . . . multiplied . . .

Mailbox Monday is sponsored by The Printed Page.

1. A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Greig for review in September.

2. Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn for a Hatchette Group Early Birds Tour in June.

3. Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton for a Hatchette Group Early Birds Tour at the end of May.

4. MAX by James Patterson on Audio from Hatchette Group, which I won at Lost in Books.

5. Bloody Good by Georgia Evans from Joan Schulhafer Publishing and Media Consulting for review in June.

6. Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz, which I won from Booking Mama.

Mailbox Monday #28

Before we get to the Mailbox Monday for this week, I wanted to announce that the blog is undergoing some changes. I’ve moved to the blog to its own domain: https://www.savvyverseandwit.com

Blogger insists that everyone will be redirected from the old blog address, but to be on the safe side, please update your subscriptions and readers.

That’s not all, work is underway on a new look, and I should be unveiling that soon. Stay tuned for that!

Also, many of you may know Gautami of Reading Room blog and that her blog was deleted due to malware issues. She’s started up a new book review blog, everything distils into reading. Please stop by and support her switch over and encourage her to continue reviewing and contributing to the community.

Onto the latest edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. My mailbox received fewer books this week, but that is a welcomed sight.

1. School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, which I won from Bermudaonion’s blog; she’s got a great photo of the cover, here.

2. Fodor’s New York City 2009 guide, which I received from Shelf Awareness (Yes, I broke down and joined)

3. Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano, which I received from Bostick Communications

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

***Giveaway Reminders***

5 Joanna Scott, author of Follow Me, books giveaway, here; Deadline May 4, 11:59 PM EST.

Giveaway for Eleanor Bluestein’s Tea & Other Ayama Na Tales short story collection, here; Deadline is May 6, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.

1 copy of Rubber Side Down Edited by Jose Gouveia, here; Deadline is May 15 at 11:59 PM EST

Mailbox Monday #27

Welcome to the April 27, 2009, Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page.

1. Hatchette Group sent me Joanna Scott’s books:

Liberation
Tourmaline
Make Believe
Everybody Loves Somebody

2. Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

3. Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff

4. Eternal Enemies by Adam Zagajewski, which I received from Dawn of She Is Too Fond of Books (She’s such a doll)

*** Giveaway Reminder***

Don’t forget to enter the Keeper of Light and Dust giveaway, here and here. Deadline is April 28 at 11:59 PM EST.

There’s a giveaway for 5 copies of Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch, here; deadline is April 29, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.

A giveaway of The Mechanics of Falling by Catherine Brady, here; Deadline is May 1 11:59 PM EST

Mailbox Monday #26

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. Boy, I am tired after yesterday’s read-a-thon. I haven’t stayed up that late since the Olympics were on television. I decided to take the lazy way out and photography my stack of books I received over the last week, rather than search for covers all over the Web. Ok, let’s check out these books.

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Here’s the list (Bottom Up):

1. 2 copies of Reunion by Theresa Fowler for a May Tour; You guessed it, one’s for a giveaway.

2. Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg from the publisher for the WWII Reading Challenge.

3. This One Is Mine by Maria Semple, which I received from the author for review.

4. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult; I won it from Book Club Girl

5. Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji, which I received for review from Authors On the Web.

6. An Equal Music by Vikram Seth, which I received from Jenny Brown at Shelf Love; I won it from her giveaway.

7. More of Me Disappears by John Amen, which I received from the poet and founder of Pedestal Magazine.

8. The Painter From Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein, which I received for a TLC Book Tour in June.

9. The Air Between Us by Deborah Johnson, which I won from Book Club Girl.

10. Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel, which I got from Library Thing Early Reviewers. Who knew they would actually give me more early reviewing books.

I also took a photo of a special treat I won over at Scobberlotch during Karen’s one year book-a-versary!

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What did you get in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #25

I really have stuck with this meme, and I can say I am proud. I love sharing what came in the mail the previous week, even though I am still waiting for my L.L. Bean messenger bag, which seems to be missing in action.

Ok, back to Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page; Here’s what I got:

1. Fatal Light by Richard Currey, which I purchased at last weekend’s reading with Currey at The Writer’s Center.

2. The Whole Truth by David Baldacci (audiobook), which I won from Dawn at She Is Too Fond of Books

3. Lit Windowpane by Suzanne Frischkorn, which I received from the poet for review.

4. Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch, which I received from Hatchette for review.

5. Follow Me by Joanna Scott, which I also received from Hatchette for review and an Early Birds Blog Tour

6. The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner, 2 copies for a giveaway with Pump Up Your Book Promotion and the author.

7. The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel, which is th latest selection for the Book Club Girl show.


8. Season of Flowers and Dust by Gregg Mosson; this was one of the three free book selections at yesterday’s Conversations & Connections writer’s conference and is written by a former colleague of mine, and he’s a former writing group member. He even was kind enough to sign it for me.


9. Your Ten Favorite Words by Reb Livingston, which I purchased at the Conversations & Connections conference from the poet, whose blog I’ve followed for a long while and finally got to meet face-to-face. She graciously signed it as well.


That’s it from my mailbox. What did you get?

Mailbox Monday #24

Hello! Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. Ok, I know it’s Sunday, but I have a tour on Monday, so here you go. . . a day early.

Here’s what I got in my mailbox:

1. Midnight Voices by Deborah Ager, which I ordered from the author who also administers the 32 Poems blog and published 32 Poems.

2. Green Bodies by Rosemary Winslow, which I received from the author for review.

3. Becoming the Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gailey, which I received from the author for review.

Mailbox Monday #23


Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page.

I can’t believe I’ve stuck with this weekly meme for 22 weeks. Now, I think its a habit.

Here’s what came in my mailbox this week:

1. The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris, which I received from the author for a June 2009 TLC Book Tour.


2. Sway by Zachary Lazar, which I won over at Teddy Rose’s So Many Precious Books, So Little Time!


3. Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa for review from the author.


4. The Shipwreck of a Nation: Germany: An Inside View by H. Peter Nennhaus, which I received from the author for review.


5. Aesop’s Fables retold by John Cech, illustrated by Martin Jarrie, which I won from Booking Mama


6. Coventry by Helen Humphreys, which I received for review as part of the WWII Reading Challenge from W.W. Norton & Company.

7. Stroke by Sidney Wade, which I received from the poet for review.

8. The Hardship Post by Jehanne Dubrow, which I bought at her most recent reading at The Writer’s Center on March 29. More on that later.


9. City of a Hundred Fires by Richard Blanco, which I bought at his most recent reading at The Writer’s Center on March 29. More on this later.

Mailbox Monday #22


Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page.

What books did I get in the mail this week? Would you believe I had a slow week? Well, I did.

Here’s what I got in the mail:


1. Rubber Side Down: The Biker Poet Anthology by Jose (JoeGo) Gouveia, which I received for review thanks to Lisa Roe and Rosemary Tribulato from Archer Books.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

***Giveaway Reminder***

3 Copies of Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly for U.S./Canada residents
1 copy of Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly for an international resident
Deadline is March 24, 5pm EST

1 copy of Plum Spooky Audiobook by Janet Evanovich; Deadline is March 26 at 5PM

Mailbox Monday #21


Marcia’s The Printed Page sponsored Mailbox Monday each week. Ready to see what came in my mailbox this week?

Here are the goodies:

1. A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal from Hatchette Group

2. Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell for a tour with Sourcebooks

3. The Mechanics of Falling by Catherine Brady for an April TLC Book Tour

4. Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales by Eleanor Bluestein for an April TLC Book Tour

5. Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews for Book Club Girl‘s March 25 show

6. The True Keeps Calm Biding Its Story by Rusty Morrison from the American Academy of Poets, which won the James Laughlin Award.

7. Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert from A Novel Menagerie for a small virtual tour.

8. The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga from my great friend Janel at Janel’s Jumble, and somehow I have two copies of this book. But this one is special because Janel included a cute little beaded book thong, which I assume she made herself! Janel, you’re a gem!

***GIVEAWAY REMINDER***

I also have two copies of Diana Raab‘s My Muse Undresses Me and one copy of Dear Anaïs: My Life in Poems for You. Deadline is March 18 at 5PM EST.

One gently used ARC of Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas; Deadline is March 20 at Midnight EST.

Mailbox Monday #20

Welcome to another Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia of The Printed Page.

I cannot believe the influx of books I received this week. It amazes me that every week I get a new book in the mail to read and review. I really enjoy reading and reviewing books here from a variety of genres and I love interviewing and speaking with authors and poets.

Ok, enough of my jabbering, here’s what came in the mailbox this week:

1. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, which I won from In Bed With Books. Published by Penguin Group.

2. The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C.M. Mayo (a longtime instructor at the local Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md.), which I received from Unbridled Books for a May blog tour.

3. The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga, which I won on A Circle of Books. Published by Hatchette Group.

4. The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, which I received from Hatchette Group–Mom will be reviewing this one.

5. Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick, which I received from the author for review. This is published by Doubleday.

6. Torched Verse Ends by Steven Schroeder, which I received from the poet whom I interviewed for 32 Poems. I’ll let you know when the interview is up and ready. His book is published by BlazeVOX.

From Poet H.L. Hix:

7. Estonian Elegy and Selected Poems; a translation of Juri Talvet’s poems

8. Legible Heavens

I also received the following from the great people at Soho Press:

9. Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal

10. Caravaggio’s Angel by Ruth Brandon

11. Silesian Station by David Downing, which may qualify for the WWII Reading Challenge.

12. Zoo Station by David Downing, which qualifies for the WWII Reading Challenge.

13. Exiles by Elliot Krieger

14. God of Luck by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

15. A Deadly Paradise by Grace Brophy, which may qualify for the WWII Reading Challenge.

Mailbox Monday #19

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. Is everyone ready to see what came in my mailbox this week? It’s been a good two weeks for books.

I snagged a bunch of poetry books from Graywolf Press:

1. After Confession by Karen Sontag and David Graham

2. Antebellum Dream Book by Elizabeth Alexander (the poet who read at the inauguration)

3. Barter by Monica Youn

4. The Art of Time in Memoir by Sven Birkerts (current editor at AGNI Magazine)

5. The Book of Faces by Joseph Campana

From Author Suzanne Kamata:

6. Losing Kei

7. Call Me Okaasan

***Current giveaway of Dan Simmons’ Drood. Check it out, here.***