Monday, July 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- July 6/July 13

My Mailbox Monday post for this week features 2 week's worth of books, as last Monday I was passed out on the couch after coming home from our July 4th camping trip. I was awake enough to open up the few packages that were waiting for me (couldn't let them sit unopened, of course), but the excitement of new books was too much for my tired bones and I conked out shortly after.

Before I show you my new books, I want to thank Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday, where bookish folk talk about the books they purchased, received for review, or otherwise obtained over the last week.

Here's what arrived in the mail:

The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson and Martin Dugard (from Miriam Parker at Hachette) I've never read non-fiction by Patterson, so I'm really looking forward to this one.

Fear the Worst
by Linwood Barclay (from Random House via Shelf Awareness) The description caught my eye, and I figure if I don't like it, it sounds like something my husband will enjoy.

Lizzi & Fredl: A Perilous Journey of Love and Faith by Dr. William B. Stanford (from Kelley & Hall Book Publicity & Promotion via Bostick Communications) I can't pass up what looks to be an interesting Holocaust story about the author's parents.

The Rapture
by Liz Jensen (from Random House via Shelf Awareness) This one sounded too good to pass up, and my husband is interested in reading it because he loves disaster-related books and movies.

The Saint and the Fasting Girl
by Anna Richenda (from the author) I'm always looking for some good historical fiction.

A Change in Altitude
by Anita Shreve (from Miriam Parker at Hachette) I just couldn't refuse this one, since Shreve is among my favorite authors.

Secrets to Happiness
by Sarah Dunn (a contest win from Savvy Verse & Wit)

The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock (from Anna Balasi at Hachette) Another book for the WWII reading challenge at War Through the Generations.

The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst (from Random House for a book tour later this month) I haven't been participating in many book tours lately, but I couldn't refuse this one because it's a WWII-related book.

I received these books from Belle at Ms. Bookish from a giveaway:

The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King

The Sky Is Falling by Kit Pearson...another WWII-related book

Paging Aphrodite by Kim Green

Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn by Kris Radish

The Riddles of Epsilon
by Christine Morton-Shaw

And I caved and went with Serena to her library's rockin' sale on Saturday, and picked these up for about $5. Most of them are WWII-related, of course.

The Wave: The Classroom Experiment That Went Too Far
by Todd Strasser

Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli

Floating in My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi

by Dusko Popov

No. 12 Kaiserhofstrasse: The Story of an Invisible Jew in Nazi Germany
by Valentin Senger--I couldn't find a pic of the copy I purchased, and there wasn't much info about the book online.

So I'm going to be buried under books until further notice, but I'll enjoy every minute of it!

What books did you welcome into your home recently?


Kristen said...

Holy moley that's a lot of new books this week!

Amy C said...

That is one great week of books!

Unknown said...

Nice titles. I have heard of a few in there and from what I heard you have a lot of good reading ahead of you.

Kaye said...

You are buried in books. But that's a great thing. You got some really good ones in that pile too.

Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here

gautami tripathy said...

Can I come and rob you of those?!


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Serena said...

you really went all out with posting the images this week...I couldn't muster the effort. Good selection...I like some of the new titles I see here.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Good Lord girl, where do you put them all? I actually received Spies of Warsaw on Wednesday and am about 3/4 of the way through it. I had to stop what I was doing and read it. It definitely is a different twist on WWII than I'm normally used to. I'll be participating in the tour and reviewing it at the end of the month.

bermudaonion said...

You got some fantastic books. I'm seriously jealous of The Murder of King Tut.

Blodeuedd said...

That's a lot of books :)
Enjoy all those. I wouldn't know which to start with

Mari said...

I didn't know James Patterson wrote Non-Fiction. This one sounds interesting.

You got a lot of books. Enjoy them!

Sheila DeChantal said...

You will love Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King... tomorrow my book club has its annual Queen event... (pictures will be posted) and this idea came from that book! (Yes... we even have the royal throne...)

Gwendolyn B. said...

That is a really eclectic assortment! You're in for a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

Non-fiction from Patterson does sound interesting. It'll be interesting to see what you think of it.

Zia said...

Nice mailbox you had last week. I have Fear the Worst coming for review. Sounds like it would be a good book.

avisannschild said...

You got A Change in Altitude! Lucky you! I didn't realize that it was available already. Enjoy your books!

Darlene said...

Wowser, that's some mailbox this week!

Toni said...

Awesome!! Great post. I feel like Pavlov's dog!!!!! I will especially covet A Change in Altitude.

Book Escape said...

Good luck keeping up with all that reading. You and Serena should join forces!

BurtonReview said...

Buried under books isn't so bad as long as they are GOOD Books! And looks like you've got some interesting ones there, enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

They all look great!

Staci said...

What a great group of books you received this last week!! Enjoy them!

Rachel said...

Wow you had a good week lol heres mine if you want to take a look =)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

WOW...that is a lot of books in your mailbox. I'm jealous of the new Anita Shreve book. I've read all of hers.

Ti said...

I received Fear The Worst as well. Man, you sure received a lot of books.

Esme said...

Wow Anna you have a lot of reading to do-cannot wait to read your reviews-The King Tut book seems interesting. Let me know your status on these books.

Wrighty said...

Wow, so many good books! No wonder you needed a nap after you opened them! What great surprises to have waiting for you when you returned home from your vacation. I look forward to hearing what you think of them all. Enjoy!

Melissa said...

The Moon Looked Down sounds interesting!

Jeannie said...

Hi Anna! Sorry I've been a bit M.I.A. on you.

I didn't get to welcome any books last week. :( I'll have to change that though. I haven't been book shopping in a while.

I see that you don't have to ever go book shopping. You got a ton of books last week. Which one will you read first?

Miss you lots!

Kathleen said...

My MM post this week is at least two week's worth as well!

Luanne said...

wow Anna! I had no idea about Patterson's King Tut book - I'll be interested to read your review. Totally jealous about the Barclay!

Violet said...

Amazing books with beautiful covers :)

I didn't know James Patterson has written non-fiction. The Murder of King Tut sounds so good.

Anna said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my Mailbox! To be honest, I'm running out of places for new books. I need another shelf. I have room for one, but after that one is filled...who knows? LOL

James Patterson has written a couple of other non-fiction The Jester and Against Medical Advice. (I think those are the titles. I haven't read them.)