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Mailbox Monday #86

It’s been a very crazy week, but I did receive a couple of books in the mail.  I hope everyone had a great 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.  Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Plain Kate by Erin Bow for review in September from Scholastic.

2.  Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye for review in October from Unbridled Books.

3.  Bon Jovi:  When We Were Beautiful by Bon Jovi and The Circle CD, which I won at auction for Book Blogger Convention.

What did you receive?

Mailbox Monday #85

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.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, which I pre-ordered so I could finally start this series.

2.  The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose for review.

3.  The Memory of Water by Karen White, which I purchased from the library for 50 cents.

4.  Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, which I purchased from the library for 50 cents.

5.  The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee, which I purchased from the library for 50 cents.

6.  Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell for review from Sourcebooks, and I’m surprised to see quotes from my reviews and others, like Booking Mama and Diary of an Eccentric.

7.  Free to a Good Home by Eve Marie Mont for review.

8.  The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, a giveaway win from Bibliofreak‘s Blogiversary.

9.  The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri for a TLC Book Tour.

10.  Semper Cool by Barry Fixler; 2 copies for the War Through the Generations end of year giveaway.

Here’s what I got from the library sale:

11.  An Anthology of Twentieth Century New Zealand Poetry by Vincent O’Sullivan for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle giveaway.

12.  Lost Possessions by Keri Hume for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle Giveaway.

13.  Walt Whitman Selected Poems for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle Giveaway.

14.  A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti for the 50th Virtual Poetry Circle Giveaway.

15.  The Quiet American by Graham Greene for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

16.  Starting From San Francisco by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

17.  Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath

What did you receive?

Mailbox Monday #84

Another box of books from Book Expo America arrived at Anna‘s house, and she kindly brought the four books I couldn’t fit into my box with her to the office.  I also brought home one from the bookshelf at work that someone had dropped off for a new reader.

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.  The Sight by Judy Blundell, which I picked up at Scholastic.

2.  The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer, which I picked up at Scholastic.

3.  The Best Teen Writing of 2009 edited by Virginia Lee Pfaehler with a foreword by Elie Wiesel, which I picked up at Scholastic.

4.  The Kulak’s Daughter by Gabriele Goldstone, which I picked up at Book Expo America.

5.  The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst, which I got from the community shelves at work and that was favorably reviewed by Diary of an Eccentric.

Books I received in the mail:

6.  Mr. Darcy’s Obsession by Abigail Reynolds, which I received for review in October from Sourcebooks.

7.  The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller, which I received from Henry Holt and Company for review.

8.  The Appointment by Herta Muller, which I received from Henry Holt and Company for review. I have reviewed Nadirs by Herta Muller previously.

What books did you receive in the mail?

Mailbox Monday #83

Before we get to today’s Mailbox Monday, I wanted to let everyone know that I am still recovering from Book Expo America and Book Blogger Con, which occurred last week.  I had a great time prior to the conventions exploring New York City — Central Park, the subway system, New York’s Hudson River, and other sights.

I also want to prepare you . . . this is going to be a long post about the books I received while gone and from the conventions.  Watch out there are some good ones in here that are going to make your own TBR lists grow.

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.  The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli — two copies for the end-of-year giveaway at War Through the Generations.

2.  I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne — one copy for review from Hachette, and the funny story about this book is that it has been sitting in my leasing office since February, and yet, I’ve been to the leasing office at least a dozen times since February to pick up other books, and yet, no one bothered to give me this one.  Gotta love it.  I started reading this one and it is hilarious from page one!

3.  The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner — one copy for review.

4.  War on the Margins by Libby Cone — one copy for review from the author.

5.  The Wishing Trees by John Shors — one unexpected copy for review from the author.

Here’s what I picked up at the Expo for me mom:

Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Gardner both signed their books and told me to tell my mom to review their books on Savvy Verse & Wit.

The others:  Suitcase Full of Dreams by Hoy Kersh, Think of a Number by John Verdon, and Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives by Josie Brown were books I got her just for fun.

Ok, my haul from BEA and BBC is huge, so I took two photos.  Totally Crazy!  I did ship a box home via postal service, since it was far cheaper than shipping through the convention and FedEx.  But the rest I had to find places for in my suitcase, which was already full.  I’m surprised the bag didn’t burst.

Check out these shots:


Ok, let’s start from the top:

1.  The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry, which is my signed copy and I will be reviewing soon.

2.  Wading Home by Rosalyn Story, which is a novel about a son trying to find his father after Hurricane Katrina.

3.  Sourland by Joyce Carol Oates, which is a collection of short stories that I waited in line for more than 30 minutes to get signed and the author did not show.

4.  The Gendarme by Mark Mustain, which I picked up at random.

5.  The Forgotten Highlander by Alistair Urquhart, which is another WWII story.

6.  The Keepers’ Tattoo by Gill Arbuthnott, which looked really great at Scholastic with its hint of paranormal.

7.  Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead, which I waited in line to get signed and was told not to take pictures of the author.

8.  Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore, which is another vampire/werewolf young adult novel.

9.  Murder in Vein by Sue Ann Jaffarian, which is the first in a fang-in-cheek series of vampire novels.

10.  Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin is another paranormal young adult series.

11.  The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy is another true story about the Holocaust and WWII.

12.  Emma and the Vampires by Wayne Josephson because you know I love Austen and vampires.

13.  This Totally Bites by Ruth Ames, which I got from Scholastic.

14.  Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart, which I was so thrilled to stand in line for and meet the author in person.

15. Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives by Josie Brown, which I got from BBC in a swag bag.

16.  The Great Lover by Jill Dawson, which I got from BBC in a swag bag.

17.  The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins, which I got from BBC in a swag bag.

18.  The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti, which I got from BBC in a swag bag.

19.  Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart, which I got from BBC in a swag bag.

20.  Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty by Tony Hoagland, which I got from the booth of Graywolf Press and is the only poetry book I was able to find.

21.  The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell, which I got from BBC.

22.  Semper Cool by Barry Fixler, which Heather at Age 30+ . . . A Lifetime of Books gave to me to read for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.

23.  The Enemy by Charlie Higson, which is a zombie novel I picked up for my husband.

24.  The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer, which is a young adult zombie novel for my husband.

25.  Pariah by Bob Fingerman, which I picked up for my husband as well because it was supposed to be a graphic novel, but there are only about 5 images in it.

26.  Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson on audio, which I got from BBC in a swag bag.

That’s about 2 weeks worth of books. You’ll probably see some of these in my blogiversary giveaway in June.

Wow. . . now I’m tired.  But please do share what you got in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #82

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.  The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry, which I received for review.

2.  Tipping Point by Fred Marchant, which I purchased because its one of the only books I don’t have by this poet.

3.  Huck by Janet Elder, which I received from Shelf Awareness as part of a mother’s day giveaway. My mom got one too and I think she’s done with it.

4.  The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose, which I received from the author for review.

5.  Darcy’s Voyage by Kara Louise, which I received from Sourcebooks for review.

6.  Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson, which I received from Sourcebooks for review.

What did you get in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #81

If you haven’t voted for your favorite National Poetry Month Blog Tour post, go on over and vote now.

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.  Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand for review from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

2.  Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein for review. Don’t forget my giveaway for a Raven Red Umbrella.

3.  The Looking House by Fred Marchant for review from Graywolf Press, but I have a copy signed by the poet and will be offering this copy as a win for the National Poetry Month giveaway; so go vote.

Books from the library sale:

4.  Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak by Marc Falkoff, from which I featured a poem in the 44th Virtual Poetry Circle.

5.  Stiff by Mary Roach

6.  The Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw

7.  1914-18 in Poetry by E.L. Black, which I picked up for the National Poetry Month giveaway.

8.  Twelve Moons by Mary Oliver

9.  Native American Songs and Poems by Brian Swann, which I picked up for the National Poetry Month giveaway.

10.  Fishing the Sloe-Black River by Colum McCann, which I picked up since reading The Great World Spin.

11.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

12.  Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

13.  My Life in France by Julia Child

What did you get in your mailbox? I think these library sales are dangerous…don’t you?

Mailbox Monday #80

If you haven’t voted for your favorite National Poetry Month Blog Tour post, go on over and vote now.

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.  How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway for a TLC Book Tour in July/August.

2.  Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright , which I won from A Circle of Books.

3.  Tipping Point by Fred Marchant, which I purchased as a National Poetry Month prize.

What did you get in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #79

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 Bookalicio.us.

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.  God Damsel by Reb Livingston (and a toothbrush with the title of the book on it) from the poet for review.

2.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel — a win from Carrie at Books and Movies.

3.  The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner for a tour in June for Pump Up Your Book Promotion.

4.  Game Control by Lionel Shriver — a win from the April Dewey’s Read-a-Thon.

5.  Checker and the Derailleurs by Lionel Shriver — part of the win from the April Dewey’s Read-a-Thon.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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?

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

© 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.