Nov 2, 2008

My Second Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is sponsored by The Printed Page's Marcia. Boy, do I have a big list this week!

1. My spoils are still coming in from BBAW
I received Fixing Hell by Col. (Ret.) Larry C. James

2. From Iliana at Bookgirl's Nightstand
I received Society of S by Susan Hubbard

3. From Borders and I purchased Vampires & Vampirism by Montague Summers and one by Dudley Wright as part of my novel research for NaNoWriMo

4. From Pump Up Your Book Promotion Grit for Oyster by Suzanne Woods Fisher, Debora M. Coty, Faith Tibbetts McDonald, and Joanna Bloss

5. From TLC Book Tours, I received You Lost Him at Hello by Jess McCann

6. I also received a box of election books from Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?
Here's the contents of that box:

1. Mike’s Election Guide By Michael Moore
It’s a great year to be an American and a voter. Don’t miss out on MIKE’S ELECTION GUIDE - the indispensable book that belongs in every American’s back pocket this season.
- Also available as audio book
ISBN: 9780446546270

2. The Preacher and the Presidents By Nancy Gibbs
Also by Michael Duffy. Reveals how the world’s most powerful men and world’s most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.
- Also available as audio book
ISBN: 9781599951041

3. Hard Call By John McCain
In Hard Call, acclaimed authors John McCain and Mark Salter describe the anatomy of great decisions in history by telling the remarkable stories of men and women who have exemplified composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of life’s toughest decisions.
- Also available as audio book
ISBN: 9780446699112

4. The American Journey of Barack Obama By The Editors of Life Magazine
Covers the candidate Barack Obama from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention.
ISBN: 9780316045605

5. Goodnight Bush By Erich Origen
Also by Gan Golan. A hilarious and poignant visual requiem for the Bush administration.
ISBN: 9780316040419

6. Takeover By Charlie Savage
Takeover tells the story of how a group of true believers, led by VP Cheney, set out to establish near-monarchical executive powers that, in the words of one conservative critic, “will lie around like a loaded weapon” for any future president.
ISBN: 9780316118057

7. Her Way By Jeff Gerth
Also by Don Van Natta Jr. The first truly balanced investigation into the life and career of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.’s masterful biography.
- Also available as audio book
ISBN: 9780316017435

8. Dream in Color By Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
Also by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Often considered Congress’s Odd Couple, these warm witty sisters are not only perfect role models for young Latinas in the US, but for all young women looking to break out and create a brighter future for themselves.
ISBN: 9780446508049

9. From Hope to Higher Ground By Mike Huckabee
In his insightful and plainspoken manner, Mike Huckabee carries hope to Americans and provides practical solutions to current problems in our nation.
ISBN: 9781599951553

10. The Revolution By Ron Paul
In this book, Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.
ISBN: 9780446537513
- Also available as audio book

11. What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t
A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues
Jessamyn Conrad
The first and only issue-based nonpartisan guide to contemporary American politics.

What did you get in your mailbox?


Anonymous said...

I thought I got a lot, but you've got me beat! Congrats on all the winnings.

Jeannie said...

Wow, nice list. Some heavy things with the political books, but I've been into politics myself this year. This is a first for me and it's been very exciting.

I am about half way through, "Losing Kei". That is the only book that I received in the mail. You're a lucky gal to receive so many. :D

Sandra said...

Wow, what a bonanza! I love reading what others got. Mine is up.

Anonymous said...

That's quite a box of election books. Can you read them all by tomorrow??!!

Serena said...

Bermudaonion: I love this mailbox monday gig!

Jeannie: I love politics...always have, but it's not the world for me to make a living in. I'm too nice as one telemarketing firm told me before firing me on the first day of training.

Sandra: Thanks for stopping by to check out my book pile.

Nbbaker: I doubt I will read them all tomorrow, but I'm probably not the person who needs them.

Shana said...

Serena, I think Grit for Oysters looks amazing! I was SO tempted to join that tour. I can't wait to see what you think of the book!


Serena said...

I could not resist the Grit for Oyster tour. I just couldn't say no!

Dar said...

Holy moly, that is some haul of books Serena! Happy REading.

Serena said...

Dar: Who knows when I will get through these books, but it's election day.

Anna said...

What a haul! Looking forward to your reviews. Happy reading! (I have no idea where you're going to put them all!) Oh, and thanks again for your extra copy of The Society of S.

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

i have no idea where i am going to put them...but right now the political ones are still in the box right next to the coffee table. maybe I should get someone to make me some shelves...hmmm...i wonder...

Iliana said...

Yay, you got the book. I hope you enjoy it! You've got lots of books waiting for you :)

naida said...

wow, thats alot of books! I am also reading Grit for the Oyster, its cute.
enjoy your reading.

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. From the look of all those books you'll be busy through the long, cold winter months.

Serena said...

Marcia: My husband and I started fixing hell already...i have many books to read...I will be busy!

Anonymous said...

Sanchez sisters as role models? Are you kidding? Linda just announced that she's pregnant and not married. Loretta is in the midst of a torrid sex scandal with a married Army officer that could destroy her career (google: loretta sanchez scandal).

Serena said...

Anonymous: This is one of the books I've won in a contest. I have not read it yet. But I'll keep you posted...:)