Monday, November 24, 2008

Mailbox Monday (November 24)


I got three books this week, yay! I won The Safety of Secrets by DeLauné Michel from Dawn at She Is Too Fond of Books as well as The Last Beach Bungalow by Jennie Nash, which was sent to me by the author but I won it from Meg at 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started. Finally, Tina from Bookshipper gave me her copy of The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik. Thanks, Dawn, Jennie, Meg and Tina!

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Marcia’s blog, The Printed Page.


23 comments:

  1. These look good Avis. I haven't got too much lately but that is probably a good thing!

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  2. I've been wanting to read The Safety of Secrets, and the other two books look interesting too.

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  3. You got some good books there Avis. I'd love to read The Smart and Pretty One some day. Happy Reading.

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  4. I've got The Smart One . . . on my wish list - it sounds great!

    :) Wendi

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  5. i LOVE the smart one and the pretty one! I hope you like it too!

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  6. Kathy, I've been dying to read both The Safety of Secrets and The Smart One and the Pretty One since I first heard about them (and entered so many giveaways in the hopes of snagging them -- my luck is not quite as good as yours!) and The Last Beach Bungalow really sounds good too!

    Myckyee, I know what you mean! I sometimes feel like I already have too many books to read... (if such a thing is possible!).

    Thanks, Alyce, Dar and Wendi. I'll let you know what I think of them all!

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  7. Alea, I think it's kinda funny that I inspired you to read that book long before I actually got my hands on it! (And kinda cool too.) I really hope I like it too!

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  8. I know! LOL! :D

    I should be reading Testimony in a matter of hours (thanks to you again!), hope I like it!

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  9. Hmm, I'm not sure I can take credit for inspiring you to read Testimony since I didn't like it!

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  10. No, but you did lead me on a path that lead to that book and me being able to review it!

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  11. Ah, I see what you mean! I hope you like it more than I did!

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  12. Me too, I think worse case scenario, I'll feel so-so about it, in the way I did about My Sister's Keeper, that had the rotating perspective between adults and kids as well, that one was ok.

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  13. I'll be curious to see what you think! Have you read any of her other books?

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  14. No I haven't, after My Sister's Keeper being just ok I never tried another. Any really good ones I'm missing?

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  15. They all look great, Avis. Actually, I read The Smart One and the Pretty One a few months ago and it's great chick lit.

    Shana
    Literarily

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  16. Alea, I actually meant have you read any other Anita Shreve books! I'll reply to your comment via email...

    Shana, it was your review (and Tina's) that made me want to read this book!

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  17. Oh yeah, no I have Body Surfing and A Wedding In December sound interesting too!

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  18. Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. I've read 'Knitting Under the Influence' by Claire LaZebnik (she also wrote 'The Smart One and The Pretty One') and enjoyed it.

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  19. Thanks, Anna!

    I love it that you drop by every Monday, Marcia! Thank you!

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  20. It looks like these are all no-pressure to review - win, win, gift. Enjoy them!

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  21. Thanks, Dawn. Yeah, I need some no-pressure reading...

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