Monday, February 8, 2010

In My Mailbox/Monday Mailbox- February 8, 2010


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"

I got some great books in my mailbox this week including the eagerly awaited Help by Kathryn Stockett - I might be the only person left who has not read this book! I will remedy that in March when we cover it for book club.




  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett- a friend of mine read this for her bookclub and generously sent me her copy so I would have it for my book club next week!
  • Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman - I recevied this from Hachette and I will be reviewing it on Feb 23rd - my first blog tour (woo hoo!) Any advice?

What arrived on your doorstep this week? Have you read any of the books above (or others by the same authors)?

21 comments:

  1. Well, I haven't read "The Help" yet either but it is on my 2010 to read list!!

    And I heard the Gilman book is pretty good. As far as advice for blog tours, I think you just need to be balanced in your review but still be honest and leave it up for at least 24 hours to give it full exposure.

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  2. I haven't read The Help yet either. In fact, I'm number 83 on my small library system's wait list!

    Congrats on the blog tour!

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  3. What a great mailbox! I don't think I've read a bad review of The Help yet. Enjoy!

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  4. Sounds great! Family dramas always pull me in too. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one. I hope you love The Help as much as I did.

    Enjoy! Here's my MM

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  5. What a great mailbox week you had. Several of these titles are new to me so I must check them out ...(A bit jealous of Swimming Pool) enjoy!

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  6. I liked The Help. Have a great week!

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  7. I admit, I have yet to read The Help. You are not alone....lol

    Great mailbox!

    Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict
    http://web.me.com/quirion

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  8. No worries...I haven't read The Help yet either, but it is on my shelf at home. Enjoy your new books!

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  9. I read The Help when it was first available for Sony eReader, somethime this past summer and I loved it. My review is here:

    http://celticladysramblings.blogspot.com/2009/09/help-by-katherine-stockett.html

    Great post!!

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  10. The Help is excellent! You had a great mailbox! Enjoy them all!

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  11. You received a nice batch of books this week!

    If you'd like to see mine, my mailbox is at: http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/2010/02/mailbox-monday_08.html

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  12. Your books look fantastic! I havent been home so not sure what i got but I hope Glitter came my way too!

    Enjoy!

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  13. I haven't read The Help yet either but I'll be getting to it before you as my book club has chosen it for this month, not next. :-) As a former swimmer, love the cover of The Swimming Pool. It's very appealing to me.

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  14. Cool reads!! Enjoy!!


    http://chas-n-kai.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-coming.html

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  15. "Crafty chica" -- are genres going to be forever subdividing until we have a genre for every reader? I could have legal thrillers featuring needlepointing Oregonian cat lovers.

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  16. Rose City - now that you have put it out there, that exact book will arrive from an author any day!

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  17. These look great! I have heard so much about The Help! I hope to read it some day! Enjoy!

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  18. The Help is on my TBR list for 2010 - I've heard nothing but great reviews!

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  19. Our book club is reading The Help in March too. So you are not alone and I can't wait to read it either. The other books sound great too!

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  20. Yesterday I received The Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven for the blog tour too. I think this will be a great memoir/travel story. Glad to have you on board for the tour!

    Happy reading!

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