Mar 9, 2009

Mailbox Monday #20

Welcome to another Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia of The Printed Page.

I cannot believe the influx of books I received this week. It amazes me that every week I get a new book in the mail to read and review. I really enjoy reading and reviewing books here from a variety of genres and I love interviewing and speaking with authors and poets.

Ok, enough of my jabbering, here's what came in the mailbox this week:



1. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, which I won from In Bed With Books. Published by Penguin Group.








2. The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C.M. Mayo (a longtime instructor at the local Writer's Center in Bethesda, Md.), which I received from Unbridled Books for a May blog tour.









3. The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga, which I won on A Circle of Books. Published by Hatchette Group.








4. The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, which I received from Hatchette Group--Mom will be reviewing this one.






5. Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick, which I received from the author for review. This is published by Doubleday.








6. Torched Verse Ends by Steven Schroeder, which I received from the poet whom I interviewed for 32 Poems. I'll let you know when the interview is up and ready. His book is published by BlazeVOX.




From Poet H.L. Hix:



7. Estonian Elegy and Selected Poems; a translation of Juri Talvet's poems









8. Legible Heavens







I also received the following from the great people at Soho Press:



9. Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal







10. Caravaggio's Angel by Ruth Brandon







11. Silesian Station by David Downing, which may qualify for the WWII Reading Challenge.








12. Zoo Station by David Downing, which qualifies for the WWII Reading Challenge.










13. Exiles by Elliot Krieger









14. God of Luck by Ruthanne Lum McCunn










15. A Deadly Paradise by Grace Brophy, which may qualify for the WWII Reading Challenge.

39 comments:

Erika Lynn said...

Wintergirls and 8th Confession! so much goodness

Stephanie said...

Holy cow. That's a lot of books!! I'm totally green about Wintergirls!! I SO want to read that one!

Marg said...

Wow! That is a lot of books to come in in one week!

Serena said...

This was a lot more books than usual; I was really surprised.

bermudaonion said...

Oh my, but you did have a fantastic week! I really want to read Wintergirls and keep hoping it will magically appear in my mailbox. Happy reading.

Serena said...

Bermuda: you never know...it may just show up!

Kaye said...

Yowzer! that truly is a lot of books for one week. your mailperson must be exhausted, or fed ex, ups person. Happy reading!

Here is mine

Serena said...

It was mostly the mail person this time around...with one or two ups visits!

Julie P. said...

That's a ton! I'm jealous about WINTERGIRLS!

N.Vasillis said...

You are so lucky! I have Wintergirls on my TBR list.

gautami tripathy said...

I am green with jealousy!

:D

Here is my mailbox.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard that the first five are great reads but the others are unfamiliar to me. I hope you enjoy them all!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Wow - your mailbox was happy last week! The Last Prince and The Italian Lover sound really interesting.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Jeannie said...

Hi Serena! That sure is a lot of books to get in one week. Do you know which book you would like to read first?

Cathy said...

Wow--what a haul!

Serena said...

Jeannie: I will probably hit the poetry ones first. Those are easier to get through in between tours. I have another large book to read this month.

Kristi said...

Wow - great haul of books last week! I won Wintergirls and can't wait to receive it! Haunting Bombay looks like one that I will have to check out! Enjoy your reading.

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

You had an awesome week! I can't wait to read Wintergirls.

Dar said...

Wowser, what a mailbox that is! LOL-where'd you put it all? Don't you just love the cover on The Last Prince.

Serena said...

Dar: I'm still working out where to put them. I do love the covers of all these books.

Alyce said...

Amazing! Congrats on getting so many books - that's always a lot of fun! Wintergirls sounds great, of course, and A Deadly Paradise looks good.

Lisa said...

Great week! I just go Rubies, it looks interesting.

Marie said...

I don't know how you keep up with all that! I look forward to your review of The Italian Lover.

Yvonne said...

Great week! I'm reading The Italian Lover right now!

S. Krishna said...

Haunting Bombay and Caravaggio's Angel both sound really good, I've added them to my TBR list!

Carrie K. said...

I've been drooling over that Wintergirls cover for a while now - lucky you!

Kim said...

Goodness! That was one full mailbox. Wintergirls looks intriguing.
:)
Kim

Anna said...

Guess you'll be busy for awhile. I hope you'll crawl out of that pile of books once in awhile to hang out with me. LOL Can't wait for your thoughts on these.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

look who's talking about crawling out from beneath the books...i do recall someone ditching me last weekend!

Amber said...

That cover for Wintergirls makes me want to grab it and take it home. :)

naida said...

wow, such great books!! enjoy :O)
what a nice bookcover on Caravaggio's Angel.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Trish said...

15 books?? Holy cow--how do you keep up, lady?? :) That would be at least 3 months worth of reading for me!

Melanie said...

You got so many good ones - and The Italian Lover, lucky you.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

15 books in one week!?? Your stack must have been 2 ft high!

I'm reading *The Last Prince ...* for the Unbridled tour as well; looking forward to it!

Serena said...

Trish: trust me some of these will be a while out in the review pile...lol I think the one I win always end up on the bottom of the tbr pile.

Dawn: I think its more like 5 feet!

Kathrin said...

Wow, great haul, Serena! I am curious to see your reviews for some of them (Wintergirls and the Downing books especially, but not exclusively) :-)

avisannschild said...

What a fantastic haul, Serena! Enjoy your books!

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox. You had a great book week. I just added two more to my wish list.

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

I just got the Italian Lover too! Winter Girls looks really good. You got a ton of neat books :)