Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- March 16 (Yup, I'm late!)

Well, I'm back from my trip to visit family in CT and MA. It was my first time flying in 10 years, and it wasn't as bad as I thought. I was terrified, but at least it was only an hour flight and everything was on time. It was nice seeing my family again, as I haven't been home in over a year. My nephew (almost 6 months old) and I had a lot of bonding time, and my sister was thankful for the help. I fell in love with him right away, and I'm thrilled that I'm not only his aunt but also his godmother.

Still no computer at home, which stinks since I have so many emails and unread blog posts from the time I was away. Hopefully that problem will be remedied soon, but if it takes me awhile to make the rounds, you know why.

Anyway, I did receive a few books in the mail last week, and I can't wait to read them!

A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
by Thomas Buergenthal (from Hachette, and it's perfect for the WWII reading challenge)

Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell (from Sourcebooks)

Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews (from HarperCollins for the upcoming Book Club Girl show)

What books did you welcome into your home recently?

Thanks to Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday!

16 comments:

avisannschild said...

I'm sorry to hear you still have no computer at home! Hope that gets remedied soon. A Lucky Child sounds really good. Enjoy your books!

Serena said...

we got some of the same books!

Dawn said...

Welcome Home Anna! Glad to hear it went well! :) Your post about covers all the questions in my email to ya! LOL! I sure hope you can get your home computer fixed. I know it's hard to be down one.

Staci said...

So happy that your time away was wonderful. Sorry to hear about no computer still..that would drive me crazy!! Great books arrived in your mailbox!!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Welcome back Anna! If I get away from my computer, I get really manic. It is a sickness...

Lisa said...

Glad you made it thru the flight! Welcome home! I read Deep Dish last year and thought it was really cute. I have all of Mary Kay andrews books. She has a new one coming out in June called The Fixer Upper that I'm really anxious about. She has a great sense of humor! Enjoy your new books!

Iliana said...

Glad to hear your flight went well and you had a great visit with your family!

Yay for the new books. I look forward to your review of Mary Kay Andrews book - never read her.

Now, keeping my fingers crossed that you get the computer situation fixed soon :)

bermudaonion said...

A trip to see your family is such a great way to spend your time. I got A Lucky Child too.

Anna said...

~avisannschild: I was hoping to remedy the problem soon, but it seems more money leaves my home these days than comes in. Darn economy!

~Serena: I bet we did! I still have to check out your post. I'm behind, as you know.

~Dawn: It sure is. I got your email, and I'll try to respond soon. ((HUGS))

~Staci: I'm reading more at home, which is a good thing, but being unable to read blogs or check my email whenever I want is driving me insane. You don't realize how much you depend on the computer until it dies.

~Sandy: Thanks! You're so right.

~Lisa: Glad to hear Deep Dish is good. I figured after all the 500-plus page books about heavy topics, I needed a light read.

~Iliana: Thanks! I've never read Mary Kay Andrews either. If all goes according to plan, I'll be posting a review next week.

~Bermudaonion: I only wish I could've stayed longer. Can't wait to hear what you think about A Lucky Child. It sounds very interesting.

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Sounds like you had a great time visiting family. Enjoy your books and all the unplanned reading time thanks to no computer.

Lady Blogger said...

I was so happy to spend some time with you too Anna! I'm already thinking about when we can meet up again! :)

Bookfool said...

I've read Miranda's Big Mistake, eons ago, when I used to order British Chick Lit from Amazon.co.uk and pay that ridiculous across-the-pond shipping. I love Jill Mansell's writing. Hope you love it as much as I do.

Anna said...

~Marcia: I'll try! Thanks for hosting.

~Lady Blogger: I miss you already! Hopefully we'll be able to visit in Oct. like we'd talked about.

~Bookfool: Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I haven't read anything by Mansell yet.

Ladytink_534 said...

The anthology Weddings from Hell came to the house recently. Looking forward to read it! I haven't read Deep Dish yet but I borrowed it from my mom when it first came out lol. I love her books though!

Toni said...

Hi there.. looks like a good pile of books. A Lucky Child is one that I want to read. I am not sure if I have it coming or not. I hope so.

Anna said...

~Ladytink: I'm almost done with Deep Dish and plan to review it tomorrow. It's pretty good so far. Weddings From Hell sounds interesting.

~Toni: I hope you get A Lucky Child!