Monday, April 20, 2009

Mailbox Monday (April 20)


I haven’t been getting much in the mail these days, although this past week brought two books: The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, which I won from Valorie at Morbid Romantic (courtesy of Hachette) and Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe by Jennie Shortridge, which came directly from the author, thanks to Dawn at She Is Too Fond of Books.

This past Sunday was also my monthly blogger meet-up with Cindy, Donna and Tina; although I had to leave early because a friend was visiting from out of town, I scored several books from Donna:

The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Thanks to Donna, I now own the third and fourth Maisie Dobbs books; I must get my hands on the first two!




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

18 comments:

  1. I love Winspear :) She is so good and I am yet to read the 4th.

    Kostova was amazing :)

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  2. I picked up The Historian at a book sale at our library last year. I started it, and it seems like it is going to be a good book - but it is just so thick!

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  3. I really enjoyed The Glass Castle...I think you will, too. :)

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  4. I bought Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe last week. I'm reading another book by Jennie Shortridge right now: Eating Heaven. It's really good! I'm about half-way through.

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  5. Oh what a great week!

    I am in love with the Love and Biology cover :D

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  6. Oh and I have given you an award! :D

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  7. You got some great books - The Glass Castle is amazing.

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  8. I have to read the Crimes in Paris book its on my TBR pile.

    Your welcome for the bookmark. I am working on some cards perhaps in June I will have some to give out.

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  9. Have a wonderful reading week. Shop on Blossom Street is on TBR list & supposed to be very good

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  10. I loved "The Glass Castle." It will stick in your head for a while and make you happy for your own childhood (hopefully!).39

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  11. I won Crimes of Paris so I am looking forward to reading it. I am reading Love and Biology right now. Just started actually.

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  12. i did a book tour for love & biology...it was a fun read and i lurved the cover. enjoy the books--you have a bunch to choose from!

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  13. Love and Biology has been on my wish list for a long time. Enjoy!

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  14. I'll make it my mission now to be on the look out for the first two Winspear books!

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  15. Maise is a favorite of mine. Isn't she great? I have the brand new one sitting here and hope to get to it in the next month--Nah! Maybe I will get to it this weekend?!

    The Glass Castle was a great memoir--hard to read at times, but hopeful always.
    *smiles*
    Kim

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  16. The Glass Castle has been on my library list for awhile ... I'll get to it eventually.

    Happy reading! :)

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  17. Busy week for you. Happy Reading

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  18. I actually have two copies of The Historian (hardcover I bought, paperback a gift) and I could not stand it the first time I tried to read it. I wanted to chunk it across the room! Hope you have better luck then I did.

    Paper Towns by John Green arrived in the mail for me yesterday.

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