Dec 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday #60


Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi of The Story Siren both sponsor memes in which bloggers share what books they've received in the past week.  I'm going to continue calling these Mailbox Mondays, but The Story Siren also has In My Mailbox.  It's another edition of Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox on Sunday!  Got a great tour starting on Monday 12/14 for John Shors Dragon House.

Anyway, here are the books I got this past week:



1.  Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan, which I won from Peeking Between the Pages.

Purchased from Wonder Book, a local used book store:



2.  The Reader by Bernhard Schlink



3.  Blindness by Jose Saramago (I've been dying to read this ever since I saw the movie and read Sandy's review on You've Gotta Read This!



4.  The Circle of Hahn by Bruce Weigl (this was a treat after reading his book Song of Napalm in class and meeting him in person.  Anna and I did not know he had a memoir about his Vietnam War experiences.  You can guess what reading challenge this is for!)

Purchased from the local library sale:



5.  American Daughter Gone to War by Winnie Smith; this is for the Vietnam War reading challenge.



6.  Collected Poems 1947-1997 Allen Ginsberg; this book was in fantastic condition, like new!  And I got it for 50 cents!




7.  Once Two Heroes by Calvin Baker



8.  The Natural Order of Things by Antonio Lobo Antunes (translated from the Portuguese)



9.  The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth



10.  Forrest Gump by Winston Groom, which is for the Vietnam War reading challenge.



11.  Taking Fire by Ron Alexander & Charles W. Sasser, which is also for the Vietnam War reading challenge.

What did you get in your mailbox?!

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23 comments:

Diane said...

Great books Serena. I LOVED Blindness so much I read it twice. Enjoy.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you found some great books last week - you're going to be all set for the Vietnam War Challenge.

Jo-Jo said...

Wow...you've got some great books to add to your shelves! Enjoy.

Literary Feline said...

That's quite a few books, Serena!

I read The Reader years ago and liked it quite a bit. I hope you will too. Blindness is one I've been really curious about.

I hope you enjoy them all.

Dar said...

Wow, that's quite the mailbox. Now & Then sure got there fast. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

Sandy Nawrot said...

What a great list! Blindness is something else...spooky, crazy, disturbing. James and I loved it, plus just for grins you should see the movie as well.

dolcebellezza said...

Blindness was one of the most fascinating reads of 2009 for me. It was more like a social commentary than a story for entertainment; what does society do with adversity? I still think about it often.

She said...

!!! Blindness !!!

Definitely makes you think but is great, nonetheless.

Toni said...

wow.. what a great week! Smoking hot mailbox. Enjoy.

Anna said...

Awesome! Although we stayed at the library sale only 30 minutes or so, we had some great finds! Enjoy your new books.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Kaye said...

Yowzer, you had a great week. you could have the Vietnam War Challenge done in no time.

have a great week and enjoy all your new books.

DCMetroreader said...

Lots of terrific books. Blindness sounds fantastic, The Reader I've heard is great & Now & Then has an cover any dog owner would love. Wonderful books!

Mary said...

Great list. I read The Reader years ago. I have Now and Then on my shelf.
Have a good week!

Alayne said...

That is a lot of books. Happy reading! Here's mine!

Kristen said...

What an interesting collection of books you got last week!

Katy said...

What a great stack of books! I feel like a dunce because I didn't know Forrest Gump was a book!

Elysium said...

Great books! I didn't know Forrest Gump was book too...

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Wow - that's a load of books! I hope you enjoy them all!

naida said...

Great books serena, happy reading :)
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Marie said...

I hope you enjoy THE READER. But I think you will! :-)

Marie said...

I hope you enjoy THE READER. But I think you will! :-)

Alyce said...

You got a lot of fun books last week! I've been really wanting to read Blindness too. It's been on my shelf for almost a year now, and I'm excited that I'm making more time to read my own books in 2010.

Elizabeth said...

That's a very eclectic list!