Mar 30, 2009

Mailbox Monday #23


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

I can't believe I've stuck with this weekly meme for 22 weeks. Now, I think its a habit.

Here's what came in my mailbox this week:





1. The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris, which I received from the author for a June 2009 TLC Book Tour.





2. Sway by Zachary Lazar, which I won over at Teddy Rose's So Many Precious Books, So Little Time!





3. Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa for review from the author.






4. The Shipwreck of a Nation: Germany: An Inside View by H. Peter Nennhaus, which I received from the author for review.





5. Aesop's Fables retold by John Cech, illustrated by Martin Jarrie, which I won from Booking Mama





6. Coventry by Helen Humphreys, which I received for review as part of the WWII Reading Challenge from W.W. Norton & Company.







7. Stroke by Sidney Wade, which I received from the poet for review.








8. The Hardship Post by Jehanne Dubrow, which I bought at her most recent reading at The Writer's Center on March 29. More on that later.








9. City of a Hundred Fires by Richard Blanco, which I bought at his most recent reading at The Writer's Center on March 29. More on this later.

29 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

I'll probably eventually read Sway and I may just have to put Aesop's Fables on my list! Enjoy your new books!

Blodeuedd said...

A very nice week indeed :)
I hope I get something in the mail this week so I can keep up my new tradition

Vasilly said...

I love the covers of Stroke and Coventry. I can't wait to read what you think. Happy reading!

shelburns said...

Looks like you had a great week!

susan said...

I love meeting authors. Great week. And thanks for coming by.

If you're interested in challenges that broaden your reading habits, join us for C.O.R.A Diversity Roll Call

Serena said...

I love books with captivating covers...I just can't help myself.

Wendy said...

I think you and I haunt the same sites for free books :) I also received The Secret Keeper and am waiting for Chris Tusa's book.

Serena said...

Wendy: perhaps we do! LOL

Kaye said...

Coventry looks so good. I hope you enjoy it. How are you doing on the WWII challenge? I have fallen by the wayside and need to get back to that one. Enjoy! My mailbox is here

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

The Secret Keeper sounds interesting. Happy reading! :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Julie P. said...

Hope you enjoy Aesop's Fables! My son and I certainly did!

bermudaonion said...

You had a good week. The Secret Keeper caught my eye.

Yvonne said...

Great week! Enjoy your books!

Serena said...

Kaye: I have only read one book so far for the challenge, but I hope to get more read in May and June. April will be poetry, poetry, poetry.

Wendi, Bermuda, and Yvonne thanks for stopping by the mailbox.

Julie: I'm sure I will enjoy the fables...then it will be moving on to some nieces!

Jo-Jo said...

You definitely received some great books this week Serena! enjoy.

Dar said...

Good week of books for you Serena. I rec'd The Secret Keeper today. I can't wait to see what you think of Coventry. I really liked it and like Humphrey's writing.

Nicole said...

Wow! You really cleaned up this week. And they all look look good. I'm especially curious about Coventry. Can;t wait to start reading the reviews.

Rebecca :) said...

What a great week, Serena! Awesome. I have given you another award, which you can pick up here if you'd like: http://imlostinbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/award-for-me.html

Staci said...

Your mailbox delivered some great stuff. I'm curious to see what you think about Sway. They all look like great reads...hope you enjoy them!

Alyce said...

Great list this week! I think that Coventry is the one that appeals to me the most from your list.

Melanie said...

Great list of books. I'm going to have to find a copy of the Humphreys book and check it out.

Toni said...

Great Haul! Awesome!

Sadako said...

Ooh, love fables and fairy tales! Awesome on that Aesop's Fables.

Anna said...

Wow, that's a lot of books! We got a lot of the same ones, too. Happy reading.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I bought only 2 of those books.

naida said...

enjoy your books serena, I also have an e-copy of Chris Tusas book.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Wrighty said...

Wow! Great books! They all sound interesting and I always love Aesop's Fables.

When you visited my blog recently you asked me what B&N book club was. I had mentioned participating and chatting with authors there. It's an online site at Barnes & Nobles that has many different book clubs that you can participate in via message boards. You can join or just read, as much or as little as you want and they have just about every genre. Some clubs last a week, some are for a month. Some have the authors there and some don't. There is also a First Look program where you receive an ARC from a debut author (usually) and then join in a month long discussion. I've done it for years and it's been fun. I don't know if I explained that very well but if you ever want to know more just drop me a line. :)

Serena said...

wrighty: thanks for the information. I will check out the web site and see if I can find it.

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I added 'The Secret Keeper' to my wish list.