Dec 28, 2008

Mailbox Monday #10

Welcome to my 10th edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. Ok, it's on a Sunday again.

Here's what I got in my mailbox before the Christmas holiday:

1. Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker, which I won at A Circle of Books. Thanks Toni and Mariam at Hatchette Group.

2. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb, which I received for the next Book Club Girl on January 27 at 7PM. I had no idea that this would a signed first edition volume. I was tickled pink when it came in the mail.

The Bookish gifts I received over the holidays:

3. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry, which Anna at Diary of an Eccentric got me. I've heard so many great things about this book, and I even got a copy for Suey on her birthday, though I hadn't read it or owned it yet. I can't wait to dive on in.

4. The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty, which came from Anna as well. This one is an audio book, which will be great for those commutes into work with the hubby.

5. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane, which came from Carrie at Care's Online Book Club through the Book Bloggers Christmas Swap 2008, sponsored by Nymeth and Dewey. This book has been on my to-read list for a while.

6. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, which also came from Carrie, my Secret Santa. This is another of those books that has been on my to-read list. I can't wait to dig into this one.


Literary Feline said...

I am so envious (in a good way)! I am looking forward to getting my hands on Little Giant of Aberdeen County when it comes out and of Wally Lamb's latest (although probably not until it's out in paperback).

I have The Lace Reader sitting here in my TBR collection and am really looking forward to reading that one.

Alyce said...

You got a lot of great books! I like Alexander McCall Smith's writing, but haven't read that series yet.

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh! There's not a bad book in the bunch. I got Little Giant last week too.

Anonymous said...

What a great week in books! Everything looks great; how nice to have people that know you well enough to buy a book that fits just right.

And I'm envious of the Wally Lamb book ... looking forward to reading what you think about it.

Jenners said...

Wow! You got some good ones!

I heard that Wally Lamb one is fantastic! I am hoping to get it soon!

And Mystic River was good as was The Ladies No. ! Detective Agency!

Anonymous said...

I envy you. Good ones lined up here. One of Wally Lamb's books (I don't know which) is coming to me soon, as a belated Xmas gift. He forgot to mail it before the holidays!


My mailbox post for 29/12/08

Unknown said...

Great week! The Lace Reader looks really good, and I LOVED the Ladies Detective Agency books - we read a few with our book club a while back and they were fun.

:) Wendi

Serena said...

This will be my first Wally Lamb book. I've never read his books before. I'm anxious to start on that one, but I have to finish up some others first.

Elizabeth said...

You did have a good week! I reviewed The Hour I First Believed a while ago, but you should read it yourself before you check out my review. Happy reading! =)

Anna said...

Hope you enjoy your books! I have Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone. You can always borrow my copy if you want to read another of his books.

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Anna: I will have to keep that in mind as I read this book.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This is my first Mailbox Monday. I'll watch for your review of the new Lamb! Sounds interesting. You can read my post here:

Bonnie said...

What a great collection of books! You scored big this past week!
I have Little Giant of Aberdeen County and The Lace Reader on my TBR shelves also. I got the Wally Lamb book as well and was so excited to see that it was a signed, first edition copy!!

Shana said...

Serena, I'm very envious of the Lamb, Lehane and Moriarty books!


Serena said...

Shana: I'm sure you got some books that I'll be jealous of too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. 'The Lace Reader' is loaded on my Kindle and ready to go for the eBook and Raved-About Reads challenges.

Happy New Year!