Unfortunately it's Monday, and the weekend has ended. Life has been so crazy lately, and I feel so far behind. But on a bright note, it's time for another Mailbox Monday (hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page), where bookish folk talk about the books that entered their homes over the past week. (Click the picture to see everyone's lists.) I'm posting two weeks worth of books today because I missed last Monday.
I need new books like I need a hole in my head, yet The Girl and I accompanied Serena to the library sale in her town on Saturday. We got there just before it opened, and we were in and out in about 40 minutes. The Girl had a blast perusing the children's section on her own, and I was able to add to my collection of WWII books.
Here are the books I received for the June 8th mailbox:
Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane (contest win from Fizzy Thoughts)
Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford (from Shelf Awareness)
A Match for Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward (from Sourcebooks)
Rubber Side Down: The Biker Poet Anthology edited by Jose (Joe Go) Gouveia (contest win from Savvy Verse & Wit)
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (from Other Press LLC)
Dixie Divas by Virginia Brown (a surprise ARC from Bell Bridge Books)
Only You by Deborah Grace Staley (a surprise ARC from Bell Bridge Books)
I received 2 books in the mail last week:
Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (contest win from Linus's Blanket)
Hugh & Bess by Susan Higginbotham (from Sourcebooks for an August tour)
Here's what I got at the library sale for a just $7.50:
To Kill the Devil: The Attempts on the Life of Adolf Hitler by Herbert Molloy Mason Jr.
Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II by Joseph E. Persico
Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past by Fran Schumer Chapman
Forever by Pete Hamill
Obsessed by Ted Dekker
Skin by Ted Dekker
And two old books for which I could not locate covers online:
Death's Head by Campbell Black
A Mortal Flower by Han Suyin
Here's what The Girl snagged at the library sale for just $3.25:
The Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse (A Chet Gecko Mystery) by Bruce Hale
The Ooze (Ghosts of Fear Street) by R.L. Stine
Stay Out of the Basement (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
Welcome to Camp Nightmare (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
Night in Werewolf Woods (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
The Curse of Camp Cold Lake (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
Night of the Living Dummy III (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
The Girl Who Cried Monster (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
You Can't Scare Me (Goosebumps) by R.L. Stine
You can see that The Girl cleared out the R.L. Stine books in just under 3.5 seconds! LOL I still haven't found homes for all these books, and my husband must be thrilled about the piles accumulating near the coffee table. I probably should sit out the July 11 library sale.
What books did you welcome into your home recently?