Monday, November 17, 2008

Mailbox Monday (November 17)

Nothing last week and only one book this week, which I received today: The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer, which I won from Nicole at Linus’s Blanket. I’d almost given up on getting this one! Thank you, Nicole and Hachette, for sending this book to me.

If you haven’t seen Brad Meltzer’s video reaction to the bad reviews he received for this book, you must watch it! It’s such a good reaction to bad reviews! Thanks to Ann at Booklorn for pointing out this video.

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.


  1. I hope you enjoy this book - I did! I actually got to participate in a conference call with Brad Meltzer and he seemed like a very humble guy.

  2. I've seen that video. I haven't read this book yet, but it looks like a good one.

  3. I really want to read this one too. Yay for winning it!!


  4. I have seen that video, and it's hilarious! I'm so bad about keeping track of what I get from week to week. I'm trying to be better about it so that I can actually participate in mailbox Monday one of these weeks.

  5. I've heard good and bad things about it but I still think it sounds interesting.

  6. I believe I've read more good than bad on that one - I was tempted to get it from Amazon. . .

    :) Wendi

    Here's my Mailbox!

  7. Thanks for stopping by the mailbox this week. I'm a big fan of Mr. Meltzer's work and and I've read all his novels. While this one isn't at the top of my Meltzer list I still enjoyed it. It's a work of fiction and shouldn't be taken for anything else than that. I guess I need to watch the video.

  8. Kathy, it was the conference call you participated in (with Carrie from Words to Mouth and Nicole from Linus's Blanket) that got me interested in this book in the first place, although I must admit that the book trailer with Joss Whedon also helped!

    Serena, I hope I enjoy it! Have you seen the book trailer featuring Joss Whedon too? It makes the book sound fascinating!

    Thanks, Lauren!

    Alyce, do participate! It's also another fun way of highlighting books (and only adds to one's wish list, of course!). I love that video. If nothing else, Meltzer obviously has a great sense of humour.

    Ladytink, so far the only bad things I've heard about this book are via the video I mentioned. But now that I think of it, I haven't actually read many reviews of it yet...

    Wendi, I'll (eventually) let you know what I think!

    Marcia, I recommend you watch the video; it's really worth it!

  9. I must be weird or something, because watching the video made me decide to add the book to my TBR pile :) And thank you for giving me another book to add to my TBR pile - oh wait, I think if I add one more, I might find myself at the bottom of an avalanche of books. Maybe I shouldn't say thank you! But yes, thank you - the video and librarything links were enjoyable. I expect the book to be, too!

  10. It would be nice if all people could take bad reviews like that. I haven't read this book, but I really want to!

  11. The video is hilarious! Thanks for sharing the link. I think it's so great that he apparently has a good sense of humour about it. Makes me want to read it. :P

  12. Loved the video. Every writer should be so secure about his work. I read The Millionares by him some time ago.

  13. Avis, I received this book from Marcia at The Printed Page. I'm really looking forward to it!


  14. Ms. Bookish, I know what you mean! I also felt like that video just made me want to read the book more. I hope we both enjoy it!

    Janel, I agree. I can't think of a much better reaction to bad reviews!

    You're welcome, Tanabata, and join the club!

    Sandra, did you enjoy The Millionaires? I must admit I'd never heard of Brad Meltzer before I saw the trailer for this book.

    Shana, we'll have to compare notes, eventually!

  15. I first heard of this author a few months ago in a subway ad. I've never read any of his work, so I'm looking forward to your review.

    I'm glad you were able to do a Mailbox Monday post, though those weeks without new books make you feel as though you might actually tame that TBR mountain! ;)

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