Nov 16, 2008

Mailbox Monday #4

Marcia at the Printed Page hosts Mailbox Monday, and maybe one of these days I will have a Monday free to post it on. No such luck again this week, but I am posting it in the evening today, so that's close...right?!

So here goes the list, though it's not that much this week:

1. Cross Country by James Patterson from Miriam Parker at Hatchette Group! (Yes, this is one of those special books that will be in Mom's hands before mine, and she will be sharing her thoughts with you, here on the blog!


2. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (also from Miriam Parker at Hatchette Group!) And you know who will be guest reviewing this one?! You got it: my mom. She's in love with Patterson and Sparks' novels. I just couldn't deny her the pleasure.



3. Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel (from Phyllis Zimbler Miller); I've already reviewed this one, but I won it in a contest unknowingly and Phyllis was nice enough to autograph it for my mom. We'll probably get her take on this one too.



4. Roosevelt's Secret War by Joseph Persico, which I bought at Borders this weekend while shopping for Anna's birthday! It's her birthday today, so go wish her a happy one at Diary of an Eccentric.





5. Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll edited by Jonathan Wells, which I also bought at Borders, though in the bargain bin! $2 find. This book has poems by one of my favorite poets: Yusef Komunyakaa.


6. Gargoyle 53, which is a poetry journal. I'm not sure why I got this in the mail because I haven't subscribed, unless it is the long awaited free subscription from the D.C. conference earlier this year.

7. Open Slowly by Dayle Furlong, which I borrowed from Anna at Diary of an Eccentric (keep an eye out because I think she has a review of this coming up soon).

17 comments:

April said...

Great books!! It looks like you have quite a few.

Dar said...

Wow, another great load of books. I really want to read The Lucky One. I'm also a huge Sparks fan right along with your mom-can't wait to see her review of it.

bermudaonion said...

I love Mailbox Mondays. Your mom will love The Lucky One.

dawn said...

Serena - you have a bunch of great books this week! It's so nice that your mom is willing to guest review for you. My mother is an avid reader, I'll have to nudge her to do this with me :)

Luanne said...

Hachette is great aren't they?!
And Serena - you've been awarded and tagged....here!

Sandra said...

That's an interesting variety of reading. I love watching Yusef Komunyakaa read his poetry (on tv, not in person). I like his work too. Mailbox Mondays are fun.

gautami tripathy said...

Some varied collection. I only read THe Notebook By Sparks and watche Message in the Bottle.


Here is mine!

Serena said...

Sandra: I have never seen Yusef in person, but his poems are fantastic...I would love to see him read on tv or otherwise.

Luanne: Thanks for the tag.

Dawn: I say get your mom involved!

Dar: She reads pretty fast, so I expect her to get back to me sooner rather than later about the books...just have to wait for the mailman to drop them off.

naida said...

Sounds like a great bunch of books, enjoy your reading :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Awesome idea to get your mom to review a book she loves! I read The Lucky One and was surprised I didn't end up bawling like I usually do with Nicholas Sparks' novels.

Serena said...

Monica: I usually have the same problem with Nicholas Sparks' novels.

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I've been eyeing the new Nicholas Sparks but have so much else to read right now.

Serena said...

Marcia: I have a ton of books, I totally hear you on that one...that's why I'm outsourcing to my mom.

Anna said...

Can't wait for your review of Open Slowly, and having known your mom for many years now, I bet her reviews will be interesting! That's so nice of you to let her read them first.

Thanks for the birthday wishes and book gifts! I'm dying to read Roosevelt's Secret War. You know I'll be borrowing that one! ;)

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I can't wait to read both Roosevelt's Secret War and Open Slowly!

Shana said...

Serena, another great week for you. I read a book about FDR and all his 'women' by Persico this summer and it was very interesting and well-written.

Shana
Literarily

Serena said...

Shana: Now I'm intrigued. What is the title of this FDR book. I have to know!