Monday, November 9, 2009

Mailbox Monday


Marcia of The Printed Page is the host of Mailbox Monday. Feel free to share what books arrived by mail this week at your home.  I hit the jackpot! These (11) books arrived at my place last week:

The kind people at Harper Collins were very generous this past week. (6) books were sent to me for review.  Two of the six books are review copies, the other 4 are finished copies: Hummingbirds, Joshua Gaylord; The Gift, Ceceila Ahern; Wishin and Hopin, Wally Lamb; Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, The Afterlife, Francine Prose; Pirate Latitude, Michael Crichton; and The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver.

From Penguin /NAL Trade Publishing came The Girl on Legare Street, Karen White; From Paperback Swap members: In This Way I was Saved, Brian DeLeeua; The Septembers of Shiraz, Dalia Sofer; and  a Giveaway Win from Libby's Library News: The Bible Salesman, Clyde Edgarton, and last but not least : The Last Dickens, Matthew Pearl from: Random House. 

Thanks to all who brightened my week. It is going to be hard to decide which books to read first.

Hope you had a full mail box as well :)

32 comments:

  1. lucky you-you got two books I want to read Anne Frank and The Bible Salesman-so you adopted 4 animals working at the shelter-I would be adopting all the time. I look at my kitties-and it amazes me they were 7 mos when I adopted them. The little boy hated being on display-he would hiss-I have never heard an angry word out of his mouth since his "modeling days" have ended. They are adorable-but did I mention I had to pay $500 for them-rather pricey-but it it saves an animal than oh well it was worth it.

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  2. I'm jealous!

    My mailbox will be empty in the next few weeks until my book buying ban is lifted in 2010.

    Happy reading!

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  3. Ugh...I am super jealous! Most of these books are on my wishlist. Can't wait to read some of these reviews.

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  4. You had a great week and we got some books in common. I really want to read Wishin and Hopin, so I'll have to look for that one.

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  5. You have a lot of great books there! I am really looking forward to Pirate Latitudes.

    I almost requested Lacuna, but after reading Poisonwood Bible I decided to wait and see what others thought first.

    I didn't realise there was a new Wally Lamb book out. I really need to read one of the old ones first! I look forawrd to hearing about all these books - happy reading!

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  6. Wow! 11 books and they looks like a really great selection. I can't wait to read the reviews.

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  7. You are so lucky. Publishers don't seem to send our many review copies over here in England. I wish they did.

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  8. You had a great week, and I love whatever that is that you have arranged your books on!

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  9. Wow your mail-person was busy busy this week. :) Here's mine:
    http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/mailbox-monday-november-9-2009/

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  10. Wow you received some great books! A few of them I have had my eye on for quites some time...enjoy!

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  11. Ack! I'm jealous! I really want to read the LACUNA! Can't wait to read your review!

    -Amy
    Life by Candlelight

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  12. Wow! That is one full mailbox ... and HarperCollins must just love you! : )

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  13. Ooh, I am liking the look of The Last Dickens. ALOT!

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  14. I bought The Gift at the weekend and can't wait to read it. I love all Ahern's other books, they are just brilliant and if you haven't read them yet I really recommend them :)

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  15. I see several on your list that I'm wanting!

    I didn't get anything this week, but I have three contest wins that are heading my way!

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  16. Wow, Diane, that is truly great stack you've got there. I am already eager to hear what you think about the Kingsolver and the Wally Lamb ones.

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  17. Congrats on receiving all the books. I recommend The Last Dickens.

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  18. You really did hit the jackpot! I look forward to your reviews.

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  19. What an awesome mailbox week for you! I'm so excited to see Michael Crichton's book! I had no idea he had another book in the works before he died, but now I see that they found it as a completed manuscript after he died.

    The Anne Frank book also looks good.

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  20. You really did receive some great books this week. I'll be anxiously waiting to see what you read first!

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  21. A lot of great stuff there! I also have a copy of Hummingbirds and am looking forward to it. I am also really excited that you will be reviewing Wishin and Hopin, and will be checking back to see what you think of it.

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  22. Hi, Diane! I am so envious of the books you received! I love The Septembers of Shiraz. It's so heartbreaking.

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  23. Thanks for visiting our blog and commenting on our review of "Wishin' and Hopin". It's nice to hear from other readers "of a certain age" and I know you'll love the nostalgia of that book. Can't wait to read your review.

    Cecelia Ahern's "The Gift" is on my list for the next few days. Her books are always wonderful.

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  24. It looks like Christmas at your house!! Enjoy them all!!!

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  25. I love how you laid out your books! Great titles!

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  26. My mailbox was overflowing last week, and I got one more today.
    How can I get "in" with Random House and Penguin?

    I've added you to the NE Bloggers list. If you'd like to be added to my email contacts when we have little online games or such, drop me a note. e_bogardus AT hotmail.

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  27. Wow! Lots of books, eh? Color me jealous about The Gift. I got The Bible Salesman signed a couple of weeks ago but still haven't managed to read it yet. Edgerton was a *great* speaker/performer so I have very high hopes for the book.

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  28. You've got a lovely haul; I'm jealous! I have heard some good things about The Last Dickens and I'm looking forward to your review.

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  29. I have Hummingbirds too, mine is from goodreads though. Got a lot of nice books this week. Hope you enjoy =)

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  30. wow, great books in the mail this week! happy reading.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  31. Oh I'm jealous too!! Lucky you. You got some awesome books!

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  32. What a great assortment of books! I can't wait to read that Anne Frank book. I snagged a copy at BEA but haven't got to it yet. I'll be reading the Karen White book soon, and I'll keep an eye out for your review. Happy reading!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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