Nov 9, 2008

My Third Mailbox Monday & More

Welcome to my third addition of Mailbox Monday sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. I must be on a roll. Somehow I have been inspired to keep a list of these books that make their way to my house during the week.

I'm happy to share with you the latest arrivals:

1. Against Medical Advice by James Patterson and Hal Friedman (Thanks to Miriam Parker at Hatchette Group)--Look forward to a guest review from my mother.

2. Testimony by Anita Shreve (Thanks to Miriam Parker at Hatchette Group)--Check back here for a giveaway with a unique twist.

3. Secret Love Poems by Arlene Ang (Sent to me from the poet and her friend Valerie Fox) I can't tell you how excited I am that Arlene entrusted me with this volume to review here on the blog. I'm really excited about it.

4. Bundles of Letters by Arlene Ang and Valerie Fox (Sent to me by Arlene Ang and Valerie Fox) I'm looking forward to reviewing this one as well. You know I love poets!

5. The Rorscharch Factory by Valerie Fox (Sent by Valerie Fox)

6. Be Still and Know; Reflections from Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh (sent to me out of the kindness of Jeannie's heart. Jeannie has a great blog, I Like to Be Here When I Can. You all should go pay her a visit! This book has been on my Amazon wish list forever. Jeannie, this is my BIG THANK YOU!)

7. Little Stories by Jeff Roberts (From the author and Bostick Communications)

What cool books did you get in your mailbox?


It's that time of year again! Where book bloggers give out of the kindness of their hearts.

Check out the Book Blogger Gift Exchange Details here. You have until Nov. 18 to get your information in. I can't wait to see who will be my next "victim."


Jeannie said...

Can't wait to see what your mom has to say about the James Patterson book. My mom is a big fan of his. If this book gets a thumbs up, I'll make sure to tell Santa to put it in my mom's stocking this year.

Serena said...

I'm sure she can't wait to read it. I think this is his first non-fiction book. She's waiting patiently for me to get to the post office. I'll have to get to the post office by the end of this week or I may get coal in my stocking. LOL

sharonanne said...

I just signed up for the xmas swap. I love surprise gifts.

Nymeth said...

Thanks for spreading the word, Serena!

And I hope you enjoy all your new books.

Anonymous said...

The swap sounds like great fun! I just signed up.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome stack of books. Which are you going to start with first?

Serena said...

J. Kaye: I'll probably start with Arlene Ang's poems.

Toni said...

Hi there... good job on your 3rd Mailbox Monday. I think I am going to join in next week. I have been reluctant to get organized and do this. You have me motivated!! What a great list.

Serena said...

Toni: I've started a new habit with the mailbox monday!

Shana said...

Serena, I'll be linking to your review of Testimony later tonight on my blog!

Good haul this week!

I'm back after a few days away, so I'll be back to regular blog reading & commenting this week!


Serena said...

Shana: No worries...I think I just missed you! :) I really loved Testimony! I've added your link and Booking Mama's to my review as well.

Anna said...

What great books! I'm looking forward to your mom's guest post! And I can't wait to borrow those poetry books. That book from Jeannie sounds interesting as well.

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Iliana said...

Looking forward to the Anita Shreve giveaway :)

And, really want to read your reviews on the poetry books. I love poetry but definitely need to "discover" new poets.

Serena said...

The giveaway for Testimony will be a unique one I think. I haven't mapped it out yet, but I have time with all these tours taking up the next few weeks.

As for my mom, it should be an interesting review...and I am certainly looking forward to reading those poetry books.

avisannschild said...

Nothing for me this week, but that's OK because I've got lots of books to read. I just finished Testimony. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it.