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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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© 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 #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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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.

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?

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

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?

FTC Disclosure:  I purchased all of these books; Clicking on the book images will lead you to my Amazon Affiliate page; No purchase necessary, though appreciated to keep those international giveaways going.