Aug 10, 2009

Mailbox Monday #42


Welcome to another Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. We've got books. . . yes, more books, this week. Ready for a photo of the beauties?



TBR Growing

From the bottom, up:



1. The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl for a TLC Book Tours on October 22.



2. The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane, which I won from Peeking Between the Pages.



3. Picking Bones from Ash by Marie Mutsuki Mockett from the Amazon Vine Program.



4. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry for a TLC Book Tours on August 31.



5. Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman, which I snagged from our office kitchen. Some of us drop books in the kitchen to give away as freebies, and I got two this week and gave a third to Anna at Diary of an Eccentric. I haven't read Alice Hoffman yet. Can you believe it?



6. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, which is also from the office kitchen.



7. FU, Penguin by Matthew Gasteier, which came a s a surprise from Random House.

What did you get in your mailbox? Have you read any of these, what are your thoughts? Do you like Alice Hoffman? What books of hers have you read?

33 comments:

Esme said...

I am impressed-I have only heard of The Time Traveller's Wife

Lenore said...

F U Penguin is a hilarious title!

Blodeuedd said...

The Lace Reader is something I would like to read.
Enjoy

Book Chick City said...

Great pile of books! I've read The Time Traveler's Wife, which I reviewed. I really enjoyed it - let me know what you think once you've read it :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Uh huh! So I'm NOT the only one who has yet to read TTW! I am hoping I can get to that soon, before I am drawn to see the movie! Nice stash!

Julie P. said...

You have a few in your pile that I am very interested in. I'm looking forward to your reviews!

gautami tripathy said...

I am gonna check out a few of those!

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Care said...

Great list - I enjoy Mathew Pearl.
According to my list, I've read Skylight Confessions but I don't remember it at all!!!

Lezlie said...

I'm very curious to see what you think of The Last Dickens. Have fun with all these!

Lezlie

Kristen said...

Very intriguing mailbox this week. I'll definitely be checking some of these out. And a very happy birthday to you. :-)

Anna said...

Oops...forgot to add my kitchen book to the list. It totally slipped my mind. Maybe I'll add it next week.

Can't wait to borrow The Time Traveler's Wife.

Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Nymeth said...

Loved the Time Traveller's Wife! And I do like Alice Hoffman - I adored The Ice Queen and Green Angel. Practical Magic I wasn't so crazy about, but I have a few more of hers on my tbr pile.

PS: A little bird was saying it's your birthday...happy birthday!!! :D

Kaye said...

Hmmmm, FU Penguin? I'm not too sure about that one!! Maybe he's a distant relative of Felix Unger.

Anyway, you got some great books. I'm totally lusting over the Lace Reader.

Oh, yeah, btw, HAVE A REALLY HAPPY B'DaY! I think that is the local rumor anyway. Lol.

Brooke Reviews said...

Great week! Also, Happy Birthday :D

Melanie said...

What a lovely looking stack. The only Alice Hoffman I've read is the one that was an Oprah pick many years ago. Maybe it's time to give her another look? I'll wait for your review.

Mary said...

Nice list. I want to read The Walking People at some point. Enjoy!

Marie Burton said...

Have you looked at F U Penguin? It really does look like a good distraction when you're on the toilet, wouldn't you agree? That is the first thing that came to mind and I honestly don't spend a lot of time in there, but it was a funny thought.
Matthew Pearl is on my list to acquire someday. And the trailer for the Time traveler's wife movie looks awesome; and now I haven't read the book.

Crystal said...

Great week for you - lots of good titles there!

Janel said...

Happy B-Day!!!!

Love F U Penguin - gotta love a good title!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I really like Alice Hoffman, even though some of her recent books have been a bit dark.

Dar said...

Great mailbox Serena! I'm glad The Walking People made it. Oh yeh, the big news---Happy Birthday!!!

DCMetroreader said...

I am interested in your review of the Time Traveller's Wife in comparision to the movie (if you see it).

Luanne said...

Wow - lots of good stuff there. I have read Pearl before and liked him. Can't wait to hear about FUPenquin.
and if the birdie is telling the truth - Happy Birthday!!

Yvonne said...

I have The Time Traveler's Wife and it looks really good. Enjoy your books.

Lisa said...

I loved the Time Traveler's Wife, but had a terrible time writing a review. Can't wait to see what you think.

Toni said...

Have I read Alice Hoffman..?? Not sure... drawing a blank..

Great Mailbox. I sooooooo adore the Time Traveler's Wife. My older son and Daughter loved it as well.

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh it looks like you received a nice selection of books this week, I hope you enjoy them! :)

I also want to read The Time Travelers Wife before I see the movie, which probably means I'll have to wait for the dvd. ;)

Veens said...

There is NO telling you how envious I am of you :)

Bonnie said...

What a great list of books that you got in your mailbox this week!! I am a fan of The Time Travellers wife and I hope that you enjoy it.


Happy Birthday a day late...hope that it was wonderful!

bermudaonion said...

I'm late on the birthday wishes, too, but I have a valid excuse - I was out of town! Happy Birthday! I'll probably be the last person to read The Time Traveler's Wife.

Serena said...

Bermudaonion: I haven't read it yet either. I'm hoping to before I see the movie...but who knows. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Cathy said...

Nice stack you have there. :) I enjoyed The Lace Reader and The Time Traveler's Wife.

Kelly said...

I'm really late getting around to checking out everyone's mailboxes this week! You got some really interesting selections this week, I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of all of them! My mailbox is here.