Monday, May 4, 2009

MAILBOX MONDAY - May 4, 2009

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

A couple of weeks ago, I was extremely lucky winning several giveaways, and the books have started to arrive! First, from Book Reviews by Bobbie, I won the Massive Hachette Giveaway which included a total of 13 books! My sister was especially happy that I received a copy of THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS - I'm a "collector," she's a purger! I'm thrilled with all the titles and, lucky for you, a few represent duplicant wins on my part so I will be announcing some giveaways in the upcoming days. Thank you so much to Hachette for this wonderful selection of books and also to Bobbie for hosting the giveaway.

From Marie at The Burton Review, I received a copy of LAURA RIDER'S MASTERPIECE by Jane Hamilton. This looks like fun.





From Jennifer at Jen's Jewels, I received a copy of SERENDIPITY by Louise Shaffer. I've had my eye on this one for quite a while, so I was tickled as pink as her skirt!





From Library Thing's Early Reviewer's Program, I received an ARC of THE INDIFFERENT STARS ABOVE: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party by Daniel James Brown. I couldn't stop myself - I dove right into this one, and it's very good. Expect my review in a few days.


From Soho Press came a finished hardcover of HAUNTING BOMBAY by Shilpa Agarwal for review. (I didn't think I would be so lucky as to receive this!)





A while back I requested a reveiw copy of THE WALKING PEOPLE by Mary Beth Keane, and Houghton Mifflin informed me that they were all out of ARC's. They asked if I would accept a PDF or a finished copy of the book when it became available. I didn't have to think twice about that one!


FIRE by Kristin Cashore is an ARC I requested for review through Shelf Awareness. This book is a prequel to GRACELING, which I think I should breeze through first.



And finally, last but not least, a finished copy of FODOR'S NEW YORK CITY 2009. I haven't been to New York in a couple of years, so this will inspire me to make the trip!





I already seldom watch TV anymore; now it looks as though I should put my Netflix membership on hold for awhile!

Thank you to all the authors, publishers, and bloggers who have had a hand in bending my bookshelves! I'm going to go read now.

13 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You had a fabulous week. I love the cover of Serendipity.

Belle said...

Wow, you had a great week! Congratulations on winning the big giveaway, too. Happy reading! Looks like you're going to be busy for a while!

Toni said...

I just need to read Serendipity.. that pink skirt alone drives me crazy! Great books.

Anna said...

You're in for a real treat with Galway Bay. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Mary said...

I want to read The Walking People. Looks good!

Yvonne said...

Congrats on your win! You had a great week! Enjoy!

Jessica @ The Bluestocking Society said...

Wow! You're having quite the lucky streak. Thanks for adding me as a friend on goodreads. I've subscribed to your blog and added you to my book blog database. Welcome!

Nymeth said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway! I hope you enjoy your new books :)

Zibilee said...

Wow! You have been very lucky in the book department! Haunting Bombay really looks enticing to me, I can't wait for your review.

Rebecca :) said...

Great catches! Lucky girl! Haunting Bombay and Serendipity look good.

Jess said...

Wow -- that is quite the haul! Haunting Bombay sounds great.

SueFitz said...

Wow what great hall. I've given you an award that can be found here:

http://booksbooksthemagicalfruit.blogspot.com/2009/05/award-thank-you.html

gaby317 said...

Congratulations on such a lucky week! I hadn't heard of quite a few of these and they look good. I'll keep my eye out for your reviews - especially those of
Haunting Bombay, Serendipity, Fire and the Walking People.