Aug 17, 2009

Mailbox Monday #43

Welcome to another peak inside by mailbox, here at Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page.

The number of books making it into my mailbox should be smaller and smaller in the coming weeks as I decline more offers than I accept from publishers. I really need to focus on the books already lining my shelves.

Plus, I have a coupon and a gift certificate for two different bookstores that are burning holes in my pockets!



1. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan from the Amazon Vine program, which will be published in August/September 2009.



2. The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini for review in October 2009 from Sourcebooks.



3. Dusk by David Doub, which I won from Literary Escapism.



4. Soul Survivor by Bruce and Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross, which I won from A Bookish Mom.



5. Short Girls by Bich Minh Nguyen, which I received from Library Thing and was published in July 2009.



6. The Woodstock Story Book by Linanne G. Sackett and Barry Z. Levine, which I received from Lisa Roe for review--check out my preview of the book at D.C. Literature Examiner.

Ok, so when I decided to write this up, the Borders coupon for my birthday (15% off) burned a hole in my pocket and sent me to the bookstore to pick out some books:



7. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, which I have seen so many of you rave about.



8. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris, which is (I believe) the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse series--this will be great for the challenge...Now, that I have two books from the series I can get started.



9. Best Burgers from Publications International, which is a board book my husband picked out from the bargain bin for $1.99...which ended up being considered a cookbook by the Borders' system and I paid $1.39 for! Must have been a good day for sales.

What did you get in your mailbox?

26 comments:

Zia said...

Great mailbox this week. Happy reading!

Julie P. said...

I received THE TRIALS OF THE HONORABLE F DARCY too! Looks cute!

Serena said...

Zia: Thanks.

Julie: I agree it does look cute.

DCMetroreader said...

I think the Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy looks cute too -- love the title & the cover.

Marie Burton said...

Love that last little cookbook =)
I am awaiting for the ARC arrivals to stop also. Just a few should be coming through.
My mailbox is up The Burton Review.
Have a great day =)

Kristen said...

I am totally jealous of The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy. Must figure out a way to get on Sourcebooks' list!!! ;-)

Mary said...

Nice list. Wondering about the Darcy title. Hadn't heard of that one 'til now!

Sandra said...

That's quite the variety you've got there Serena. From dogs and hamburgers to reincarnation. :) I got Racing in the Rain too, and the Buchanan book interests me because I live near The Falls.
*You won my chapbook of haiku by the way. Send me your mailing address when you get a moment.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Great catches! I won Soul Survivor also. Short Girls sound really good. LT has such good offerings, don't they?!!!

Serena said...

DCmetroreader: I love the title of Honorable Darcy.

Marie: That cookbook find is all the hubby...he was really excited about it.

Kristen: send me your info, email, etc., and I can get you in touch with a couple people.

Mary: I just happened upon it.

Sandra: I had no idea you were close to the falls. I haven't been there since I was a teenager...

Rhapsody: I don't get too many LT books, but the ones I've gotten have been good.

Literary Feline said...

I hope you enjoy all your new books, Serena! I've been saying no a lot more too. All these Mailbox Mondays have me wishing I were home to see what was in my mailbox!

Blodeuedd said...

Great mailbox :D
Some very interesting books in there

Jo-Jo said...

Oh these all look wonderful. I would love to read The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Kaye said...

I'm sure you'll love The Art of Racing in the Rain. Great Book. You got enough there to keep you busy for the rest of the week. Ha!
Enjoy.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I saw where Andreea had reviewed The Day the Falls Stood Still. Sounds like an amazing read! I must say you have got all your bases covered with this pile of books!

Toni said...

What a great haul. Enjoy. I have The Day the Falls Stood Still. I love the cover. I have to get some reading time in.. I am so cranky. I love to spend gift cards at Borders!!! Happy Monday

Ti said...

I am almost done with The Day The Falls Stood Still and I am loving it. It's an awesome read.

bermudaonion said...

You had a terrific week! I can't wait to see what you think of Soul Survivor!

Melody said...

What a lovely haul!
Happy reading! :)

booklineandsinker said...

what a banner week for your mailbox!! i'm so keen on the woodstock book--we visited bethel, ny last month where woodstock was held! my dad actually went to woodstock...

i'll be looking forward to your review.

Dar said...

Lots of great stuff Serena! I have The Day the Falls Stood Still as well-it's one popular book right now.

Yvonne said...

Very nice mailbox! Enjoy!

Anna said...

I got the Falls book and Soul Survivor, too. I'll be posting those next week since I didn't post yesterday.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

violetcrush said...

too many interesting Darcy books coming out huh?

I mostly like the Burgers book...yum

Kelly said...

I keep thinking that I have got to read the Sookie STackhouse books. I keep hearing so much about them! Nice selection this week!

Happy reading! You can see my mailbox here.

carolsnotebook said...

Great list of books. Enjoy!