Monday, August 31, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- August 31

I'm a bit exhausted from BBAW-related blog reading over the weekend, but I've found a few new blogs I'm going to start reading regularly (like I really need to add to the Google Reader subscriptions). So while I had trouble waking up this morning, The Girl was ecstatic because it's her first day of 4th grade. Boy, the time just flies by!!

Anyway, it's Mailbox Monday time again, and I only added 3 books to my shelves this week. I'm accepting very few review copies these days because I have enough books in my house already. (If you want to see what books other peeps bought, borrowed, or received in the mail, visit The Printed Page. And as always, a big thanks to Marcia for hosting.)

Here are my new books:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Serena managed to snag an ARC of this book, and since she's already pre-ordered a copy, she was nice enough to give it to me and my hubby. Thanks, Serena! I started it on the train this morning because I couldn't wait (and it's our book club's September selection), and now I can't wait for the work day to be over so I can pick up where I left off.



The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

This book was sent to me by Drey. She kindly offered me her copy after I commented on her review. She made me curious about the creepy ending. Thanks, Drey!



Everything Sucks: Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in a High School Quest for Cool by Hannah Friedman

This is a review copy from the author. I'm really picky about memoirs, but this one sounded really interesting. We'll see.

What books did you welcome into your home recently?

34 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I saw that Serena had given you this book, sooo jealous at both of you. I can't wait to hear what you think

Serena said...

I also have The Night Gardener! I haven't read it yet, but that creepy ending has me interested. I got email from Amazon that the hardcover of Catching Fire is on its way to my house!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, all of those books look top notch. I got Everything Sucks too.

Wanda said...

Always nice to welcome new books into the home and boy do I love hearing about The Girl being so excited to start grade 4! My daughter begins grade three on Wednesday and can't wait! She's counting down by the hours now, lol ...

Janel said...

Every time is see Everything Sucks I can just imagine my daughter proclaiming that when she gets to high school!

lilly said...

My daughter has to wait until September 10th to start school. And she can't wait.
The books you have on for this week all look super interesting so I'll be waiting for reviews.

Missy said...

I have The Night Gardener but have not read it yet. I still have not read The Hunger Games...I can't seem to win/find a copy of it...So it will be a good while before I read Catching Fire.

Happy Reading!!

Kristen said...

I'm seeing Everything Sucks around a bit. It is intriguing so I'll be curious to see what everyone thinks.

justicejenniferreads said...

Interesting selection. Have fun reading!

Marie Burton said...

Congrats on not getting a boat load of books =)
I enjoy books that do not have the words "to review" attached to it.
My Mailbox is up at The Burton Review.

Nicola said...

I'd love to read the first two!! But I still need to read The Hunger Games, probably the last person on earth :-(

Toni said...

Nice books Anna. Rest up girlfriend! Congrats to the girl .... Fourth grade is awesome!

Jessica Kennedy said...

I got my shipping confirmation from Amazon this AM that Catching Fire is coming! Can't wait!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I also got Everything Sucks. But I am also the only one on the planet who doesn't have Catching Fire yet, so I have to remedy that!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm with you on the BBAW blog reading...thought my head was going to explode! It is an amazing experience though, and I'd do it all over again. There is a whole undiscovered blog world out there!

Night Gardener is really gritty and dark, and wonderful! I loved it!

I was a bit disturbed to see EW rate Catching Fire a "C". That isn't going to stop me though...I'm trying to get my hands on the audio!

gautami tripathy said...

Everything Sucks! I like the title.

Happy reading.

Mondays: What's up?

Lilah said...

Everything Sucks was Totally Amazing!

Ahhhh I related to it so much, and it was just so well written and enjoyable. Can't wait to read your review!!

avisannschild said...

I'm jealous that you got a copy of Everything Sucks from the author! It sounds like a great book. Happy reading!

Marie said...

Great finds! The Night Gardener looks like fun!

Staci said...

Your mailbox was very good to you!!
My son would love to read Catching Fire!

Zia said...

All those look great! I've been seeing Everything Sucks around and it's gotten my interest now. Enjoy!

nfmgirl said...

Ooohhh, Catching Fire! Good one!

The Tome Traveller said...

I received Her Fearful Symmetry today and was sooooo excited! You've got some great titles there!

Esme said...

please stop by for some lemonade and an award

Literary Feline said...

Now you've got me struggling to remember the ending of The Night Gardener. For the life of me, I can't remember. It's been awhile since I read it though.

Enjoy your new books, Anna!

Teddyree said...

Nice mailbox, I can't wait to read Catching Fire, but got Hunger Games to start on first lol. I've also got Night Gardener, but on audio.

You are so lucky getting Everything Sucks, one I really want to read, it sounds great!

DCMetroreader said...

I LOVE the title of Everything Sucks! Have great week!

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like three great books. Enjoy!

Jen said...

Wow, what a great bunch of additions. Here are mine.

Jeannie said...

You got some great new book this week, Anna.

Happy first day of school to The Girl. I remember those days- laying out my clothes the night before because I wanted everything to go right. I couldn't wait to see friends I hadn't seen over the summer to compare tan lines and to see who was taller! :D

I actually got two great books recently. I bought "Japanese Country Cooking" with the gift card that Serena got me for my birthday. It's a book that I've wanted for a very long time and I'm so happy with it. It is more than a recipe book. It tells about the history of Japanese food.

The second book I got recently is called, "The Lazy Environmentalist On A Budget". A marketing person that represents the author contacted me through my blog and offered to send it to me. I'll be doing a review of it very soon. Giggle giggle...I feel like you and Serena now!

Talk to you very soon. Big hugs to you Anna!!

One Swede Read said...

I really don't have any more room in my TBR-pile (what else is new?), but I think Catching Fire may have to make an appearance!

Yvonne said...

Enjoy your books! I'm going to start Everything Sucks soon.

Ladytink_534 said...

I have The Night Gardener but I haven't read it yet. Looking forward to your thoughts though!

Anna said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by my mailbox!

~Esme: Thanks very much!

~Jeannie: Hope you enjoy your new books.