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Mailbox Monday #78

I hope everyone has been enjoying the National Poetry Month Blog Tour; If you haven’t checked out the schedule or the posts, go here.  Today’s stop is at Bibliofreak.

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 in the mail:

1.  American Poet Spring 2010 from the American Academy of Poets

2.  Conquering Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds from Sourcebooks for review a July/August tour.

3.  Beat Generationby Jack Kerouac for a National Poetry Month giveaway donated by Lisa Roe at the Online Publicist.

4.  College in a Nutskull by Professor Anders Henriksson, an unexpected review copy from Workman.

5.  Letter to My Daughter from George Bishop for the end of year giveaway at War Through the Generations from the author.

6.  The Journey Home by Michael Baron from The Story Plant for review.

7.  3 copies of Tested in the Fire of Hell by Richard J. Vnuk; 2 for the end of year giveaway for War Through the Generations and 1 for review.

What did you get in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #77

Wow, the read-a-thon was crazy, especially since I headed over to the Germantown Library sale.  I got some great books this week through my own purchases and in the mail.

I hope everyone has been enjoying the National Poetry Month Blog Tour; If you haven’t checked out the schedule or the posts, go here.  Today’s stop is Tea Leaves.

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 in the mail:

1.  On Folly Beach by Karen White from the publisher for a TLC Book Tour in May.

2.  Still Missing by Chevy Stevens from Shelf Awareness

3.  Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth from Shelf Awareness

4.  Letter to my Daughter by George Bishop, which I received from the author for the end-of year Vietnam War Reading Challenge giveaway, though this one came soaked to the house and the signature was smeared.

5.  Wake Up (audio) by Jack Kerouac, which I won at Bibliofreak.

What I picked up at the library sale:

6.  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, two copies for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge giveaway.

7.  A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler for a giveaway in the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

8.  In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien for a giveaway in the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

9.  Accordian Crimes by E. Annie Proulx

10.  The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett; I thought I would give her another try since I didn’t like Run.

11.  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which I have on my iPod, but I think that it will lend itself better to reading.

12.  The Lazy Environmentalist by Josh Dorfman

13.  The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

14.  Night by Elie Wiesel because my copy is missing in action somewhere.

15.  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck because this copy is also missing.

16.  Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

17.  Wounded in the House of a Friend by Sonia Sanchez for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

18.  Blessing the Boats by Lucille Clifton for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

19.  Except by Nature by Sandra Alcosser for a National Poetry Month Giveaway.

What did you get in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #76

Since I have a book tour on Monday, I’m posting my Mailbox Monday post a day early.  Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday on Sunday!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the National Poetry Month Blog Tour; If you haven’t checked out the schedule or the posts, go here.

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.  Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop, which I received for TLC Book Tour in May.

2.  SOS!  The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue by Aviva Goldfarb for a tour in April around Earth Day!

3.  One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni for review in June.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Don’t forget to visit today’s stop on the National Poetry Month Blog Tour at Indextrious Reader who will feature a poetry publisher of Brick Books.

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Mailbox Monday #75

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell, which I received for review.

2.  Matterhorn:  A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes, which I purchased from Maria’s Bookshop, which donated $2 of each sale to a local chapter of Disabled American Veterans.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #74

I hope you enjoyed my wrap-up of the one-day conference, Writing the Future, which took place at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. There was a lot of discussion about using social media as a writer to sell books and writing and how much in transition the publishing industry is.

I want to apologize to all of my blogger friends because I haven’t been by your blogs of late.  The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of events from the conference yesterday to the Split This Rock, and I’m not sure when these events will slow down.  Just know that I will be visiting periodically — you’ll see me comment on old posts! 

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Crazy Aunt Purl’s Home Is Where the Wine Is by Laurie Perry, which showed up one day and then I caught up on some blogs in Google Reader and found that I had won the book from A Novel Menagerie.

2.  Romancing Miss Bronte by Juliet Gael, which is a LibraryThing Early Reviewers book.

3.  The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen, which I received for review from Simon and Schuster.

4.  Read + Remember + Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight, which I received from Sourcebooks for review and an extra copy for a giveaway!

5.  Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, which I received from Shelf Awareness for review.

6.  Chow Hounds by Ernie Ward, D.V.M., which I received, finally, for a TLC Book Tour in April.

7.  Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel, which I received from Anna at Diary of an Eccentric since she got two randomly from Random House.

8.  Revisions Of by Goodloe Byron, which I received free at the Writing the Future conference.

9.  Creative Nonfiction magazine, which held its relaunch at the conference and gave out free copies.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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© 2010, Serena Agusto-Cox of Savvy Verse & Wit. All Rights Reserved. If you’re reading this on a site other than Savvy Verse & Wit or Serena’s Feed, be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission.

Mailbox Monday #73

You knew that the slow weeks couldn’t last.  I went to the Split This Rock Poetry Festival (Check out my review of the festival),  and let me tell you that’s only part of the reason that the mailbox is so full this week.

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  The Last Train From Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino, which I purchased after learning that there is controversy surrounding the source material Pellegrino used for his account of the atomic bombing.  The publisher has halted publication.  I’m all about controversy.

2.  A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper, which is for review from Lisa Roe at the Online Publicist.

3.  Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff, which I received for review from St. Martin’s Press.

4.  Waiting Wives by Donna Moreau, which I purchased after reading Tina Says’ review as part of the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

5.  The End of Baseball by Peter Schilling Jr., which I received for review from Kaye Publicity for review.

6.  Another World Instead: The Poems of William Stafford, which I received from the editor of the collection Fred Marchant, a former professor, fellow poet, and friend.  He graciously signed this for me at Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

7.  The Looking House by Fred Marchant, which I will review in April as part of my National Poetry Month tour with other bloggers; I hope you’ll consider joining us.  He also signed this one for me as well.

8.  Green is the Orator by Sarah Gridley, which I purchased at Busboys & Poets while at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, though I failed to find her later on and have her sign it.

9.  The Last Communist Virgin by Wang Ping, which I purchased at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival and is a collection of short stories.

10.  The Baghdad Blues by Sinan Antoon, which I also purchased at the festival after hearing a number of panelists praise his work.

11.  Bo Obama: The White House Tails by Paul Salamof and Keith Tucker is a review copy from Bluewater Productions.

12.  Female Force by Neal Bailey, Ryan Howe, and Joshua Labello which was included with Bo Obama — I’m assuming as a bonus book.

13.  Female Force:  Barbara Walters by Robert Schnakenberg, which was also include with Bo Obama — I’m assuming it is a second bonus book.

OK, I think that’s it!  What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #72

Another slow week here in books, though I am waiting on a few books from publishers and authors.  I’m glad things are slowing down, but I really an looking forward to a number of books.

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  How to Live on Bread and Music by Jennifer K. Sweeney, which I received from the Academy of American Poets.  The book won the James Laughlin Award.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #71

I cannot believe that the last storm passed over us without dropping snow.  Yes, there were flakes in the air, but none of them stuck.  Poor New England and my mom. . .she got some snow this weekend.

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Poetry Speaks:  Who I Am edited by Elise Paschen

2.  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:  Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #70

It appears that the snow has continued to have an impact on the mail, and its no wonder since the apartment complex I live in has finally begun shipping the snow mounds elsewhere.

I could actually see grass and sidewalk in some parts.

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell

2.  The Writing on my Forehead by Nafisa Haji

3.  The 9th Judgment by James Patterson

4.  Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #69

It’s been a slow week here in terms of books, which is a good thing.  I’m waiting on a couple of books for review that have not arrived yet, which I suspect is because of the heavy snowfall here that dropped more than 2 feet of snow in my area.

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.

Here’s what I received:

Sonnets for Sinners by John Wareham for review.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #68

Before we start with Mailbox Monday, let’s take a look at the snowfall and see if you can find Charlee.  Ive already posted about the snow, but I couldn’t resist showing some more.

My husband made a trail for Charlee so he could go potty, but can you even see him?

Today, Charlee is even more tired.  Who knew going outside would be so exhausting?!

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show by Frank Delaney for review later this month.

2.  In the Wake of the Boatman by Jonathan Scott Fuqua for review and the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

3.  The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey from Hachette for review.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #67

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.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah for review.

2.  The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti from a co-worker.

3.  Simon’s Cat by Simon Tofield, which I won from A Circle of Books.

What did you get in your mailbox?

FTC Disclosure: Clicking on title and image links will lead you to my Amazon Affiliate page; No purchase necessary, though appreciated.