Aug 3, 2009

Mailbox Monday #41

It's another full mailbox this week at Savvy Verse & Wit. It always amazes me how many books make it into my home each week.

Here's what came last week:



1. Eye of the Whale by Douglas Carlton Abrams; the author graciously sent me this novel and I am thrilled to review another of his books. If you missed my review of the Lost Diary of Don Juan, check it out.



2. A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand, which I won at All About {n}. If you haven't checked out Nely's blog you should.



3. The Condition by Jennifer Haigh for the August Book Club Girl August 18 show.



4. Carta Marina: A Poem in Three Parts by Ann Fisher-Wirth, which I received from the poet for review in October.



5. Searching for Pemberley by Mary Simonsen from Sourcebooks for review in November/December.



6. Willoughby's Return by Jane Odiwe from Sourcebooks for review in October/November. If you missed my review of Odiwe's Lydia Bennet's Story, check it out.



7. The Waker's Corridor by Jonathan Thirkield, which I received from the American Academy of Poets. This book of poems received the Walt Whitman Award in 2008.



8. Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak from the author for review in August.



9. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, a young adult novel from Simon & Schuster for review in October.



10. A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean by Gary Buslik from the author for review in September.

What did you get in your mailbox?

26 comments:

Wrighty said...

Wow, great week! They all sound so good! I recently got Summer Affair at a book sale but haven't read it yet. I also got hush, hush and was just reading a few pages and ended up reading the whole thing. Hope you enjoy them all and I look forward to reading your thoughts.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I've seen copies of these making their rounds, but I have to laugh at the one about the rotten person traveling to the Caribbean! What is up with that one?

Anna said...

I think the Pemberley book is the only one we have in common this week. I have The Condition sitting patiently on my shelf. I'll be posting my Mailbox shortly. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Wrighty: Now you have me intrigued about Hush, Hush!

Sandy: I'm not sure what's up with the Rotten Person book, but I'll find out soon enough

Anna: you should read condition for the book club girl show.

Blodeuedd said...

Austen sequels :D
Happy reading, will look forward to your thoughts on those

Kaye said...

Ooh, What a nice variety you got this week. Searching for Pemberley caught my eye. Have a great week and happy reading with all your new books. My Mailbox is here

Kelly said...

I got Hush Hush also, and have high hopes that its something my teenaged and twenty something daughters and I can agree upon! They loved Twilight and I thought it was dopey, so here's to hoping we can find a book in common! My list is here! Happy reading!!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you had a great week! We didn't get a single book in common. Did you see Booking Mama's blurb in the front of A Summer Affair?

Serena said...

Blodeuedd: I love austen sequels...can you tell?

Kaye: thanks for checking out the mailbox

Kelly: I wish you luck finding a better alternative to Twilight.

Bermudaonion: Now I have to really look at that book again. I think I missed Booking Mama's blurb! UGH.

Wendy said...

Wow, Serena, what a great looking bunch of books you got!

Melanie said...

That's quite a list. Can't wait to hear what you think about Searching for Pemberly and Willoughby's Return.

gautami tripathy said...

What an awesome lot of books!

Happy reading..

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Ti said...

You've got so many good ones in this pile. Enjoy them!

Kelly Moran said...

wanted to pop in and say great blog. you should check out mine. i write, review, and interview authors. xo

Callista said...

I remember getting offered the Wait Until Twilight one but I think I passed on it, mostly because of my towering pile of TBR for reviews.

Jenners said...

You and Anna both had full mailboxes this week! Jeez! And my husband -- who loves travel writing -- read the "Rotten Person Travels Caribbean" book so we have it here somewhere. His entire review was "It was OK." See why I need to blog? This is his review of EVERY book he reads.

Esme said...

Thank you I received my book in the mail today-Rubies in the Orchard-I really appreciate the bookmarks.

Esme

Esme said...

PS I forgot to mention that pomograns are one of my favourite fruits.

Messy but worth it.

Belle said...

What a great week you had! I can hardly wait to read Hush Hush - I hope it's as good as it sounds.

Literary Feline said...

Hush Hush seems to be making it into a lot of people's hands lately. It'll be interesting to see what everyone thinks. I'm intrigued by the cover.

Enjoy your new books! I look forward to reading your thoughts on them.

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh what a great mailbox this week! I hope you enjoy reading all of the new editions to your library! :)

Alyce said...

What a great list of books! The Sourcebooks titles look like fun. :)

naida said...

great books in the mail serena!
happy reading ;)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Looks like you have some great books to keep you busy, SErena!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Fantastic book week, Serena!

I didn't realize BCG was doing a chat with Jennifer Haigh ... I've got to pick up a copy of THE CONDITION so I can call in. :)

Serena said...

Dawn: You should get Condition. I just started it. Its great!