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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?

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Mailbox Monday #66

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.

1.  Beatles Rock Band for Wii!  I won this at Presenting Lenore; if you haven’t checked out her blog, you should.  Pictures are forthcoming…

2.  Venom by Joan Brady, which I received from Book Chick City as a participant in her 2010 Thriller & Suspense Reading Challenge and it is a U.K. title.

3.  City of Refuge by Tom Piazza, which I received from Jen at Devourer of Books for her Feb. 16 appearance on That’s How I Blog, which will feature a 20 minute book club discussion of this book!

4.  Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, which is for TLC Book Tour in May.

And two holdovers from the last mailbox; both I purchased with gift card money:

5.  Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum

6.  Birthing House (audio) by Christopher Ransom, this is the latest book club selection.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #65

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.

This mailbox is another full one and I have no idea how that happened.

1.  The Radiation Sonnets by Jane Yolen
2.  The Woman I Kept to Myself by Julia Alvarez
3.  The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
4.  Gargoyle 54
5.  Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith
6.  Christening the Dancer by John Amen, a gift from the poet.
7.  An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
8.  Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran
9.  Tainted by Brooke Morgan
10.  Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
11.  Stettin Station by David Downing

12.  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
13.  The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
14.  The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #64

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 arrived in my mailbox thanks to the library sale (LS), a trip to Wonder Book (WB), a trip to Barnes & Noble (BN) to spend my holiday gift cards, and some publishers:

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley (LS)
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (BN)
When I Was a Young Man by Bob Kerrey (WB)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (LS)
The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff (BN)
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason (LS)
In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischkke (LS)

Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman (LS)
Without a Backward Glance by Kate Veitch (WB)
Love & Friendship by Jane Austen (BN)
Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor (Library Thing)
The Children’s War by Monique Charlesworth (LS)
Questions of Fire by Gregg Mosson (poet)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (BN)
The Father of All Things by Tom Bissell (WB)

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (WB)
Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve (LS)
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville (LS)
Worst Case by James Patterson (Hachette)
When Angels Fooled the World by Charles Fenyvesi (Dryad Press)
They’ll Have to Catch Me First by Irene Awret (Dryad Press)

You’ll note there are two copies of When I Was a Young Man by Bob Kerrey; one of these copies will be for the end of year giveaway for the 2010 Vietnam War Reading Challenge.   Also, I realized today that I already have From Dead to Worse in paperback, so once I finish the Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge, look forward to a giveaway for that hardcover copy!

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #63

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 arrived in my mailbox thanks to a going out of business sale at the Waldenbooks!

1.  The Weight of Silence by Heather Gundenkauf

2.  The Reserve by Russell Banks

3.  The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff

4.  Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

5.  Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

6.  All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

7.  From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

8.  Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Mailbox Monday #62

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.

This is the Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox Holiday edition!

Let’s start with these from my SantaThing!

1.   The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz

2.  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

3.  The Vampire Diaries:  The Awakening by L.J. Smith

Next, is the book I received from Staci of Life in the Thumb, my Secret Santa:

4.  The Morganville Vampires:  Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine

As many of you know, my husband and I spent the holidays with Anna of Diary of an Eccentric‘s family, and lucky me, I got more books!

6.  Peony in Love by Lisa See

7.  Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

8.  Learning to Breathe by Karen White

And as you know, I can’t resist buying books when I’m in the bookstore shopping for others:

9.  Under the Covers and Between the Sheets by C. Alan Joyce and Sarah Janssen

10.  Dragon House by John Shors, which I received from the author to replace the xeroxed sheets I read for my review.  Thank you!

11.  A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, which I received unexpectedly from publisher Algonquin Books.

12.  Crossing the Bridge by Michael Baron from publisher Story Plant for review.

13.  Issue 55 of Gargoyle.

****Addendum****

I got these at WalMart with the giftcard my in-laws sent; I figured I would continue with the vampire theme (sort of).

14.  Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

15.  Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike; I loved Pike as a kid and remember these books; I first read these vampire books in the library.

16.  Fallen by Lauren Kate

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Oh, before I forget.  If you’re wondering who that cute bear is up there on the tower o books, that would be the gift I got from The Girl!  The one she wanted to give to me when she bought it, rather than wait until Christmas! 

Oh, and I had Anna try an old family tradition — Apple pie topped with melted Cheddar!

 
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Mailbox Monday #61

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.  It’s another edition of Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox on Sunday!  This coming Monday is the tour stop for Ivy + Bean:  Doomed to Dance and a giveaway.

OK, onto the books:

1.  Sorrow Wood by Raymond Atkins, which I won during Literate Housewife‘s Birthday Bash.

2.  The Wrong Miracle by Liz Gallagher, which the poet kindly sent to me for review.

3.  She by Saul Williams, which I bought at Borders over the weekend.  I’ve been looking at his books for a while and took the plunge into a new kind of poetry.

4.  The Secret Mandarin by Sara Sheridan, which Marcia at The Printed Page sent me as part of her Read it Forward program.

5.  Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart, which I won from The Hiding Spot and received from the author with an inscription.

What did you get in your mailbox?!

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Mailbox Monday #60

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.  It’s another edition of Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox on Sunday!  Got a great tour starting on Monday 12/14 for John Shors Dragon House.

Anyway, here are the books I got this past week:

1.  Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan, which I won from Peeking Between the Pages.

Purchased from Wonder Book, a local used book store:

2.  The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

3.  Blindness by Jose Saramago (I’ve been dying to read this ever since I saw the movie and read Sandy’s review on You’ve Gotta Read This!

4.  The Circle of Hahn by Bruce Weigl (this was a treat after reading his book Song of Napalm in class and meeting him in person.  Anna and I did not know he had a memoir about his Vietnam War experiences.  You can guess what reading challenge this is for!)

Purchased from the local library sale:

5.  American Daughter Gone to War by Winnie Smith; this is for the Vietnam War reading challenge.

6.  Collected Poems 1947-1997 Allen Ginsberg; this book was in fantastic condition, like new!  And I got it for 50 cents!

7.  Once Two Heroes by Calvin Baker

8.  The Natural Order of Things by Antonio Lobo Antunes (translated from the Portuguese)

9.  The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth

10.  Forrest Gump by Winston Groom, which is for the Vietnam War reading challenge.

11.  Taking Fire by Ron Alexander & Charles W. Sasser, which is also for the Vietnam War reading challenge.

What did you get in your mailbox?!

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