Jan 25, 2009

Mailbox Monday #14

Mailbox Monday is sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. I can't believe that I've stuck with this meme this long. I am happy that I have, and that I get to share all of my fantastic book news with everyone. As you might have guessed, I have a tour stop tomorrow, so here is my Mailbox Monday a day early!

Here's what found its way into my mailbox in the past week:


1. Drood by Dan Simmons, which I received from Hatchette Group for an upcoming tour in February. I'm looking forward to this book, even though it is over 700 pages.







2. Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly; I also received this from Hatchette Group. The tour is in March on St. Patrick's Day, one of my favorite holidays. I cannot wait to read this Irish saga.







3. The Best American Essays by Susan Orlean and Robert Atwan; I received this through the generosity of Lisa at Books Lists Life.







4. Dear Anais: My Life in Poems for You by Diana M. Raab; the author was kind enough to send me her book of poems for review. Look for this review in February.






5. The Fourth Hand by John Irving; I snagged this one from Heather at Book Addiction. She was kind enough to send it to me.

22 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm over half-way through Drood and so far, it's fantastic.

Meg89 said...

Drood looks interesting! (I'm a sucker for a good cover.)

Serena said...

Bermudaonion: I just got the book, so I had no idea I was on the tour.

Meg: I think that the cover is fantastic. I love the dark mystery of it.

Amy said...

I can't believe how big both Drood and Galway Bay are. This is truly the year of the chunkster! :) Enjoy your books Serena!

Serena said...

Amy: These books are both huge, and I already have The Kingmaking which is 600 pages! LOL Chunky books are in apparently.

Trish said...

I was thinking about requesting Drood, but 700 pages? Yikes...I might have to rethink that one. Enjoy your books!

Shana said...

Serena, I picked up The Fourth Hand at a library give away last summer but haven't read it yet. Have you read anything else by Irving?

Jeannie said...

I'm happy that you stuck with it too, Serena. It's like visiting Amazon when I come here for your Mailbox Monday! Please keep sharing. :D

Serena said...

Trish: I hadn't really requested it...just said it sounded interesting.

Shana: I have never read any Irving, this will be my first.

Jeannie: I'm glad you enjoy these posts.

Toni said...

Great Haul. I received Drood and Galaway Bay and will be joining the Tours.. big big books...

I picked up the Fourth Hand at Powell's about 4 years ago.. It is in my big TBR shelf.

Serena said...

Toni: I can't believe how big these books are...they are huge! I have always wanted to read Irving, so here's my chance

Dar said...

I think a lot of us got Galway Bay in the mail. lol. I see you got the poetry novel from Diana. I'll be watching for that review. Happy REading!

Serena said...

Dar: I can't wait to read the poems....Its going to be great.

naida said...

enjoy your books :o) Drood by Dan Simmons sounds very good.

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Luanne said...

I can't wait to dive into Drood either!

Jenners said...

Hi! Just back from vacation and catching up with your blog. The essays books looks good. I always enjoy those. And I always like John Irving so I might check that out.

And I wanted to tell you that when I got home from vacation, my copy of "Gods Behaving Badly" had arrived so I wanted to thank you again for that giveaway. I am starting it now ... must say I quite like the cover!

avisannschild said...

Ooh, some of those books sound great! I really want to read Drood (although I feel slightly intimidated by the size of it) and I love essays so The Best American Essays sounds good too!

Serena said...

Naida: I hope drood is good...its going to have to be to keep my attention for 700+ pages

Luanne: Bermudaonion is halfway done with it! I can't believe it.

Jenners: I'm so glad that you had a great trip and that you had a great present when you got home! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

Avis: I love the essay books because it gives me something to read in short spurts.

Iliana said...

Good stash of books there. I'll be curious to hear about Drood as I like the cover!

Enjoy them!

Serena said...

Iliana: Some other reviewers have told me that its good, though they are not done reading it yet

Anna said...

Looks like a good week! Curious to see how you handle the Drood challenge, as I know you just found out you were on the list! Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I have a great many chunky books to read...I wonder what the rules are for the Chunkster challenge...