Monday, August 8, 2011

Mailbox Monday: August 8, 2011






Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A Girl and Her Books and is being hosted by Staci of Life in the Thumb this month.  It has been some time since I posted a Mailbox Monday so there is quite a bit to report:


The Orphan Sister by Gwendolen Gross was a win from Chick Lit Is Not Dead

Where's My Wand?: One Boy's Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting by Eric Poole came for review from Anna at FSB Associates.   I love this title!

Life After Yes: A Novel by Aidan Donnelley Rowley was a bookstore purchase

The Miracle of Grace by Kate Kerrigan was sent by the author.  I recently read and reviewed the author's Ellis Island.  The book is published in the UK but not yet in the US.

Red-Robed Priestess: A Novel (The Maeve Chronicles) by Elizabeth Cunningham came unsolicited from Meryl Zegarek



You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool by Celia Rivenbark came from Tanya at Wunderkind PR - I started this last week on a plane and literally laughed all the way home!

Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry also arrived from Tanya at Wunderkind PR

The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert was a win from Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston


What arrived in your mailbox this week?

25 comments:

  1. I didn't really like Life After Yes, I'll be interested in your review. The Orphan Sister is on my wishlist. Enjoy and happy reading!

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  2. I just love Celia Rivenbark - she cracks me up on Twitter!

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  3. We did get a few of the same books. Glad to hear the Riverbark bok was a good one. It does seem hilarious!

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  4. I love seeing what y'all get in your mailboxes every week!

    Happy reading, Colleen!

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  5. I didnt know Kate Kerrigan had another novel out.
    Will check it out

    have a great week

    carol

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  6. Looks like u got a lot of great books! Happy Reading :)

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  7. So many great books! Life After Yes particularly intrigues me. Happy Reading!

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  8. You got a lot of good books to keep you busy...enjoy!

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  9. You had a great week! I'm glad to see the Rivenbark is so good. She's coming here for a Book Your Lunch event and I'm waiting to read my copy right before she comes.

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  10. You Don't Sweat Much... is on my tbr list. Sounds great!

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  11. Yay for Life After Yes! That was my favorite book of 2010 and a story I think about often. Hope you enjoy them all!

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  12. Lots of new-to-me titles there. The Fat book does sound funny.

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  13. I was reading Ellis Island but sadly I had to return it to the library. I ordered a copy of it this morning. It was good but I knew I didn't have the time to get it read today. I'll be on the lookout for more of Kate Kerrigan's books.

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  14. Lots of new-to-me titles too! Enjoy your new reads!

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  15. I haven't heard of most of these, but they sound good. Happy reading!

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  16. Wow, great selection of books! I'm very interested in The Orphan Sister and Coming Up for Air and You Don't Sweat Much...sounds funny and terrific.
    Enjoy!

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  17. Life after Yes was just an okay read for me. I love the sound of You Don't Sweat Much and Where's my Wand

    Hope you enjoy your reading this week :)

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  18. Great finds! I hope you enjoy them all! :-)

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  19. Where's My Wand- so loving that title!! Great looking books for sure. Enjoy!

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  20. I haven't heard of these books before but they look like good ones to have, especially You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl. Enjoy!

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  21. I just finished "The Orphan Sister" this week, and I LOVED it!!! The writing is beautiful, the content is moving, the characters are interesting, the situations are strange and real. I'm still wiping tears from my eyes (I'm sure the multiples aspect particularly hit me, as a father of identical twins). I have thoroughly enjoyed Gwendolyn Gross's 3 previous books, and I'm so grateful to her for yet another wonderful book!!!

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    1. I thought is was very good too - I liked how she linked all the themes together in the book. I haven't read any of her others yet but it is good to know her previous books are also good.

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