Dec 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday #62

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.

This is the Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox Holiday edition!

Let's start with these from my SantaThing!

1.   The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz

2.  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

3.  The Vampire Diaries:  The Awakening by L.J. Smith

Next, is the book I received from Staci of Life in the Thumb, my Secret Santa:

4.  The Morganville Vampires:  Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine

As many of you know, my husband and I spent the holidays with Anna of Diary of an Eccentric's family, and lucky me, I got more books!

6.  Peony in Love by Lisa See

7.  Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

8.  Learning to Breathe by Karen White

And as you know, I can't resist buying books when I'm in the bookstore shopping for others:

9.  Under the Covers and Between the Sheets by C. Alan Joyce and Sarah Janssen

10.  Dragon House by John Shors, which I received from the author to replace the xeroxed sheets I read for my review.  Thank you!

11.  A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, which I received unexpectedly from publisher Algonquin Books.

12.  Crossing the Bridge by Michael Baron from publisher Story Plant for review.

13.  Issue 55 of Gargoyle.


I got these at WalMart with the giftcard my in-laws sent; I figured I would continue with the vampire theme (sort of).

14.  Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

15.  Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike; I loved Pike as a kid and remember these books; I first read these vampire books in the library.

16.  Fallen by Lauren Kate

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Oh, before I forget.  If you're wondering who that cute bear is up there on the tower o books, that would be the gift I got from The Girl!  The one she wanted to give to me when she bought it, rather than wait until Christmas! 

Oh, and I had Anna try an old family tradition -- Apple pie topped with melted Cheddar!

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wisteria said...

Very nice collection of new books. Enjoy your reads.
The pie looks yummy. I had The Fallen as an ARC...maybe I'll pick that up today. Thanks for the reminder.

Serena said...

Wisteria: I hope you had a great holiday and got some great bookish goodies as well! Happy reading.

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

lovely books, enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

Great stack of books! I love the bear and I love that The Girl was so excited about giving it to you!

Milka said...

Wow, that is a lot of books!
That piece of pie looks extremely yummy!
Happy reading and happy holidays!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The apple pie with cheddar looks very inspirational! I'm someone who will put cheese on anything and everything. In fact, we got more cheese than books this year as presents! (which was okay with me!)

Anna said...

The Girl will be thrilled to see that the bear made the photo!

Looks like a lot of great books. I hope you enjoy the ones I picked out. I have "Marked" but haven't read it yet. Happy reading!

Diary of an Eccentric

Elysium said...

That's lot of books! I'd like to try Vampire Academy and Vampire Diaries.
And happy holidays!

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Bookstores are very dangerous places for me to go -- whether it's to go Christmas shopping or just to get a cup of coffee. *LOL* Sounds like you have the same problem.

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy!!

Mine is here

Sandy Nawrot said...

Wow, that is a huge pile Serena! And the very best on top...The Girl's gift. God bless her! And even though I've eaten until I feel like I need to purge, I am still quite drawn to that pie with the cheese on top! One more week of indulgence and then prison!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! That pie looks really good too.

Here's what I got:

Have a great New Year!

The Book Explorer said...

I LOVE the vampire academy series! I hope you enjoy them!

You got a bunch of other great books as well! Hope you enjoy them all! =)



Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Dragon House was so fantastic!!! You have so many wonderful books here! Have fun!

Iliana said...

The pie looks yummy but with cheddar? Have never tried that.

You got tons of books - lucky girl! :)

Ladytink_534 said...

There's quite a few here on my TBR list. Oh Lord of Misrule and Marked are great! Happy reading!

Janel said...

That is a great pile o' books. Santa treated you well this year!

I've never tried apple pie with cheddar either. What did Anna think?

Serena said...

Anna loved the apple pie with cheddar! I think if you haven't tried it and love cheese, you should try it too.

I say you can't go wrong with cheese.

I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Bluestocking said...

Nice! I got a lot too. I read Fallen already. Here is mine

Bonnie said...

What a great stack of that bear on the top from The Girl! So, how is apple pie with cheddar cheese?!

Laura Fabiani said...

Wow! You've got quite a variety of books. Enjoy!

Julie P. said...

You got a ton -- so jealous. The only book I got was a cookbook for bread that I bought for myself with money from my grandparents!

Jenners said...

Yowza! Looks like a very vampirey haul for you ... and I WANT THAT PIE!

Elizabeth said...

You've got enough books to keep you busy for at least 6 months; wow!

Yvonne said...

Wow! Great stack of books! Enjoy them!

Care said...

I am so glad you got Mister Pip. and I LOVE the pie photo! :)

Kristen said...

That's quite a holiday haul! Don't you just love bookish gifts? :-)

DCMetroreader said...

You received a huge stack of books -- enjoy!

Marie Burton said...

I don't think my apple-pie-loving-hubby would appreciate me pouring cheese on his pie!!
Lots of books in your pile.. hope you get a chance to read them! =)

Mine is here

gautami tripathy said...

That is some haul. Enjoy those!

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts

Susan said...

Wow! What a nice stack of books you have there. Congrats! I have Mister Pip on my wish list. I read a great review of it somewhere.

Happy Monday!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, the books look good. The Karen White sounds great! I gather that this is the same author who wrote "The House on Tradd Street"? I just finished reading that one.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I love that apple pie photo!! Yummy.

Toni said...

What a great mailbox. I can't wait to share mine next week. Personal circumstances had me not posting this week. I love your piles of books..... Enjoy them... Oh man I want that pie.....

thetruebookaddict said...

Good for you with the Walmart card and getting some great books there! I didn't get any books from family this year for hoo =O(

Dar said...

Where are you putting all these books already Serena? lol. It looks like you got a lot of good ones in there.

That apple pie with the cheddar melted on it looks divine.

Serena said...

Dar: That is the question! Where am I putting these books.

Anonymous said...

I love apple pie but have never thought of putting cheese on it. Ice cream, yes. Cheddar cheese, no.