Monday, September 28, 2009

Mailbox Monday - September 28th


Thanks to Marcia of the Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday.
(7) new books arrived in my mailbox, plus I purchased (3) on Saturday BUT I donated (26) to the library during the week, so I did good right????

 


Await Your Reply; Dan Chaon
Across the Endless River; Thad Carhart - FSB Associates
The Water Giver; Joan Ryan - Simon and Schuster
Sun Going Down; Jack Todd - Simon and Schuster
The Woman in White; Wilkie Collins (everyone who blogged about this one is to blame)
Last Not in Twisted River; John Irving (Random House / Shelf Awareness)
Medea and Her Children; Ludmila Ulitskaya (purchase)


Did you receive any that you can't wait to read?

33 comments:

  1. I think you evened things out pretty well...enjoy your new books!

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  2. You got some really good books. I think if you donated 26 books then its all good.

    BTW I am hosting a BOOKS BOUGHT meme all the details are on my blog if you would like to take part.

    Also my MM is posted.

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  3. I see that you and I received several of the same books this week. Do you belong to S&S's bookclub reader program? I have for years & really like it.

    Here is my Monday post http://metroreader.blogspot.com/2009/09/mailbox-monday-september-28th.html

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  4. You did good donating! And You got some reall good ones too!

    Mondays: Musings/Readings/Mailbox

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  5. You did great! I'm sure the library appreciates it too. Our library is having $3 a bag sale tomorrow. I've got a list all ready to go!

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  6. Oh yes you did very well donating.. they must LOVE you at the library!
    I had to take a peek at Across the Endless River. I can't tell from Amazon if it's a good one or bad oen.. Reviews are mixed and the 5 stars I have a feeling could be buddies.
    I do love the premise, and the COVER got me from the beginning.
    So you'll just have to let me know when you review that one so I can figure out what the truth of the matter is.

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  7. I think you did good! Last time I donated was like...2 months ago, lol..but I donated close to 300 books. A lot of those were given to me and not even close to my reading tastes, eh.

    Greats books you got this week though!

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  8. It looks like a great week for receiving (and donating) good books. I just received the Suzanne Collins books in the mail, and I am excited about reading them. I just hope the hype hasn't set my expectations too high. :-)

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  9. Ooh, those look scrumptious! I want to read the Water Giver. I've seen it around on other blogs.

    BTW, my husband is for rent...for the right price. He must have ADD or something because he just has to be doing a project. Which works out nicely for me. Stuff definitely gets done :) I guess you saw the comment from the blogger in England asking if he'd come there. Ha!

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  10. You did very well! I need to do the same - we have so many coming in and none going out, so they're piling up everywhere. My Dad and his wife were visiting last weekend, and she pointed to one of many towering stacks of books and said, "Are those all books that you're going to read??" It does get a bit overwhelming sometimes. So many books, so little time...

    Sue

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  11. I really want Await Your Reply. I thought I'd requested it yonks ago but since it never came either I didn't request it like I thought or I didn't ask in time. Either way I'm jealous of you!

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  12. Wow! You go a lot of books--but you also donated many. Good book karma!

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  13. My eyes grew large checking out your stash. So many good ones there.

    I tried to read The Woman in White once and found it incredibly hard to get into. Everyone told me to give it a bit more time (only gave it 50 pages or so) so I am curious to hear what you think of it since most everyone adores it.

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  14. Yes, you did well by donating!! You also got some really great books! Enjoy your reading week!

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  15. Hop on over for an award:

    http://zqueenbees.blogspot.com/2009/09/who-loves-you.html

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  16. I'm really looking forward to the new John Irving novel and have it pre-ordered.

    I'm happy to hear that you recycle your books through library sales—the non-keepers, of course. They do no one any good just sitting on a shelf somewhere . . .

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  17. You did great! Last Not in Twisted River sounds wonderful - I'll watch for your review.

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  18. Hooray for The Woman in White! I love how Wilkie Collins is taking over the blogging world :D

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  19. Great list. Woman in White is waiting for me at the library but I'm wondering if it's the same author...

    You gave away 26? Did it hurt? I always seem to look for a book I gave a way to read months later :-( so I don't do it as often as I should. Congratulations on clearing your shelves as well as being able to do it.

    Thank you so much for commenting on my list

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  20. Some of these look great! I hope you get a lot of time to read your new additions, and will be checking back to see your reviews. Happy reading!

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  21. I just got Await Your Reply a few weeks ago. I've heard really good things about it. Love those suspense novels!

    I'm anxious to hear your reactions to your finds. I haven't heard of some of them.

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  22. Good for you donating books to you library. Well done!

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  23. Very impressive stack of books! My stack was quite puny by comparison (lol), but you can read about it at:

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/

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  24. I'm so jealous! I buy seven books in five months! I can't sound that ungrateful, though, as my mom bought me one the other day. I have a funny book buying story, but I don't have time to go into details.

    I hope you enjoy all of them! I hear The Woman in White is pretty fabulous...

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  25. I haven't read any on your list - I'm real interested in hearing how the new Irving book is, hope you enjoy it!

    Yes, you did good : )

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  26. Wow - you had a nice week, and I really admire you giving so many books to the library at one time!! I love to support our local library, but it has been a while since I've stopped in. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

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  27. You got the new John Irving!! Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  28. That is so awesome that you were able to part with 26 books!! Great mailbox!!

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  29. Those look great, and I don't think I've seen a single one of them before.

    I had the opposite problem - I sent a few to other homes via PBS and bought about 25 at the library book sale. :)

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  30. The Woman in White has been a fav of mine for years. Count Fosco is such a great villian. I'm reading The Moonstone this month.

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  31. What a great week! I only received one book last week, The Company. Happy reading!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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