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Mailbox Monday #37

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is the meme in which I share what books I received through the mail, the book sales, the library, and any other location.

This week, I received the following:

1. Cheerful Money by Tad Friend from Hatchette Group.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Also, check out the Quote Challenge for the blogiversary, here and here and here.

Mailbox Monday #36


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

I’ve been accepting fewer books fore review, but I have received a few this week and I can’t wait to read them.

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows for a TLC Tour in August.

2. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange from Sourcebooks for review in August.

3. Red to Black by Alex Dryden from Shelf Awareness for review.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Also, have you checked out my latest article on the Examiner? Here’s my D.C. Literature Examiner posting about YA novels in verse.

Don’t forget my giveaways: 2-year Blogiversary, here and here and here.

Mailbox Monday #35

Welcome to another addition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. I’m getting fewer books in the mail, which is a good thing when the shelves are bursting.

1. Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell from Sourcebooks


2. Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah from the author and her publicist.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Don’t forget my current giveaways:

2-year Blogiversary, here and here.

Mailbox Monday #34

Welcome to an edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by The Printed Page, on Sunday! Yes, I have a book tour scheduled for Monday, so you get to see my little stash today instead.

I’ve also got a treat for you as well . . . a picture of the line outside the Germantown Library Sale.

Ok, so these are the books that came in the mail:

1. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson, which I won from Diary of an Eccentric

2. The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes, which I received from Sourcebooks for review in October.

3. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant, which I received from Shelf Awareness for review in July.

The local Germantown, Md., library has book sales pretty often, usually about once per month. June 13 was the latest book sale that Anna, The Girl, and I swooped into to get some good books. $1 for hardcover, 50 cents for paperback, and kids hardcovers were 50 cents, and kids paperbacks were 25 cents. The last book sale we went to, we arrived after 10 AM, and the sale began at 9 AM. We decided to get there when it opened to see if there were better books at that hour. Well, we got there and found a line already had formed before 8:50 AM. Crazy. I took a shot with the camera phone.

Here’s what I got at the library sale:

4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

5. Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle–a collection with gold-edged pages and a nearly pristine, green hard cover.

6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

7. Stone Cold by David Baldacci


8. Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters; this one is for my mom, who loves biographies.

9. In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by Robert S. McNamara

10. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

11. We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

Don’t forget my current giveaways:

2-year Blogiversary

Secrets to Happiness

Mailbox Monday #33


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

Even after Book Expo America, there are new books entering the house. Check them out:

1. Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford from Shelf Awareness

2. A Match for Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward from Sourcebooks

3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart from Borders for $1, and it’s hardcover.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins from Borders, full price almost, for the new book club’s monthly selection; Hubby and I are sharing this copy.

5. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield from Book Escape

What did you get in your mailbox?

Check out this giveaway:

1 copy of Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham, here; Deadline is June 10, 2009, 11:59 PM EST

Mailbox Monday #32

Ok, here’s a gigantic Mailbox Monday, sponsored by The Printed Page, for you.

I received three books in the mail before leaving for Book Expo America.

Dragon House ARC

1. Dragon House by John Shors, which I received from the author.
2. Jantsen’s Gift by Pam Cope, which I won from The Bookworm.
3. The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha

Check out the stack of these books and BEA books:

BEA Book Stack #2

4. Hex in High Heels by Linda Wisdom
5. Hope on a Tightrope by Cornel West
6. Into the Beautiful North (audio) by Luis Alberto Urrea, narrator Susan Ericksen
7. Jarrettsville by Cornelia Nixon
8. The Book of Walla by M. Ram Krishn
9. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
10. The Dancing Plague by John Waller
11. Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black
12. The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James
13. Tombstone Tea by Joanne Dahme
14. Anne Frank by Francine Prose
15. The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
16. Blood Relative by Richard Tortorici
17. He Was My Chief by Christa Schroeder and Roger Moorhouse
18. Blood Alone by James R. Benn
19. Lives of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers by Bryan Mark Rigg

What did you get in your mailboxes?

Don’t forget these great giveaways:

3 copies of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton, here; Deadline is June 3, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.

1 copy of Reunion by Therese Fowler, here; Deadline is June 4, 2009, 11:59 PM EST

Mailbox Monday #31

This Mailbox Monday is sponsored by The Printed Page. It was a nice slow week, and I’ve had a few days off, visiting my parents up in Massachusetts.

Here’s the one book I got this week:

1. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale, which I received for review.

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and got some great books. Stay tuned for my review of Reunion by Therese Fowler, which after sifting through some confusion is supposed to be posted May 28. So keep your eyes open for the review and a giveaway.

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: http://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?