Sunday, January 24, 2010

In My Mailbox/Monday Mailbox


Story Siren hosts In My Mailbox where book bloggers offer a peek into the books that arrived in their homes over the past week. Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at the Printed Page has the same objective - I can relate to the warning that accompanies this meme on her website: "Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists"

Well, I have definitely fallen victim to the topping TBR piles! The book buying/swapping has gotten out of control since I started book blogging. Here is what arrived this week"

  1. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks- this is a review copy that arrived from Val at Hachette Books (thank you!). Looking forward to reading and reviewing it - I will also soon be doing a giveaway for this book.
  2. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks- this is for the January theme of the Social Justice Challenge - Religious Freedom
  3. Land of Mango Sunsets by Dorothea Benton Frank- found this at a Borders sale and couldn't resist since my Mom really enjoys this author and has recommended her to me. I figured we will both read this book
  4. Oxygen: A Novel by Carol Cassella- another Borders sale find! I love novels with a medical twist - especially those written by doctors
  5. In a Good Place: A Novel by Rachel Johnson - another Borders sale find! This is the sequel to Notting Hell which I loved so I am definitely looking forward to this one.
  6. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosby - this collection of essays was recommended to me quite some time ago but it finally came up on PBS
  7. MIDDLE PLACE- by Kelly Corrigan - picked this up in the thrift store as I have been meaning to read it for a long time
  8. Water for Elephants: A Novel-by Sara Gruen - another thrift store purchase
  9. The Dogs of Babelby Carolyn Parkhurst - my final thrift store find on this outing
wow! That's alot of books - what arrived into your home?

18 comments:

  1. I love Geraldine Brooks, but I haven't read Nine Parts of Desire. I'll be looking forward to your review! I also loved Water for Elephants. I read that one in one night! And I love the title for I Was Told There'd Be Cake. I've heard of it, but I haven't read it.

    Enjoy your books!

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  2. I've heard great things about I was Told There Would Be Cake. Will look forward to your review!

    Happy reading!

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  3. You got some fabulous books. DBF is one of my favorite authors too. Water for Elephants is an excellent read. I hope you enjoy them all.

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  4. You got some great books this week. I liked Oxygen a lot as well as Water for Elephants. Here are mine:

    http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday_25.html

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  5. Water for Elephants is one of my favourite books. I hope you enjoy it!

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  6. That is a lot of good books...I really enjoyed Water for Elephants.

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  7. Nice books! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  8. i read 'i was told there'd be cake' last year and thought it was going to be better than it was--and that from a person who LOVES snarky memoir-type books. i hope you enjoy it, and the huge pile of books you scored this week.

    thankfully, it was a slow week for me. just a few travel guides on disney from the library.

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  9. What a great week in books! They all look good. I've read The Middle Place and it's good, but it will make you cry. Have some tissues handy when you read it.

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  10. That's a great group of books you got this week :) Happy Reading!

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  11. Great buys that you found! I have been wanting read The Last Siong. I'll be watching for your review. Enjoy all your reads!

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  12. Wow, looks like you'll be busy for a while. I recently read Water for Elephants, after picking it up at a book sale six months ago. It took me a while to get to it, but I enjoyed it and hope you do too.

    Simcha

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  13. Dang - I didn't read the warning first! Now I'm full of envy and drooling all over the place :) Enjoy all your new goodies!!!

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  14. You did get some good books! Enjoy!

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  15. That looks like a good list. My daughter is reading and enjoying Dear John by Nicholas Sparks right now – I plan to read it after her. I loved Brooks’s novel, People of the Book, but I haven’t read her nonfiction. I enjoyed Gruen’s Water for Elephants too.

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