Monday, September 7, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- September 7

Happy Monday! I can actually say that today since I'm not at work. After I finish this post, I'm going to lounge on the couch, read, and enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Oh yeah, and do laundry.

Mailbox Monday (thanks to Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting) lets bookish peeps list the books they received in the mail, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the last week. Here's what I received:



Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran, from the author and Random House

I'll admit I did a happy dance when I opened this package! I absolutely loved Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen, so I can't wait to read this one.



Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds, from Sourcebooks

Jane Austen sequels are guilty pleasures. I enjoyed Pemberley by the Sea by Reynolds, so I thought I'd give this one a try.



The Apple: A Novel Based on the Herman Rosenblat Holocaust Love Story by Penelope J. Holt, from York House Press

You didn't really think I was done with the World War II reading challenge, did you?



Lockdown: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan

I'm not sure why I received this one...Shelf Awareness maybe? Regardless, it sounds creepy, scary, and interesting -- something my husband will read if it's not my cup of tea.

What books did you welcome into your home recently?

18 comments:

DCMetroreader said...

I received Lockdown too & its from Shelf Awareness.

The Darcy book sounds like my cup of tea.

Here is my list http://metroreader.blogspot.com/2009/09/labor-day-mailbox-monday-september-7th.html

Serena said...

Can't wait to see what you think of Lockdown...maybe I will borrow your copy!

Happy reading.

Blodeuedd said...

A Darcy book :D
I sure hope you enjoy that one.

Nicola said...

Lockdown was definately on Shelf Awareness. I know because I wanted to ask for it but it was sadly a US only offer :-(

bermudaonion said...

I got Cleopatra's Daughter too. The cover of Lockdown looks gruesome.

Zia said...

Lockdown looks interesting! Love to hear what you thought of it.

Beth said...

Can't wait to read your review for Cleopatra's Daughter. I loved The Heretic Queen and Nefertiti. You received some good books.

Alyce said...

I received Cleopatra's Daughter too. The Apple looks like one that I would want to read.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I just received Cleopatra's Daughter too - so excited. . . I also love all those great Darcy books from Sourcebooks!!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

avisannschild said...

Lots of folks received Cleopatra's Daughter this week. I still haven't read any of Moran's books. Hope you enjoy all of yours (and Happy Labour Day!).

gautami tripathy said...

I too received Cleopatra's Daughter. I have read The Heretic Queen.

Mondays: What's up?

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Great books! I signed up for Lockdown too..but I haven't recieved a copy so I don't know if I will. It does look very interesting though! I'll have to buy myself a copy if one doesn't arrive, lol.

Iliana said...

I would have done a happy dance for the Moran book too! Enjoy your new books.

Missy said...

Lockdown does look creepy, but I like creepy books! I will be looking forward to your review.

naida said...

Those are some great books in the mail :)
Cleopatras Daughter looks excellent.
Happy reading.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

I think a happy dance for "Cleopatra's Daughter" is totally appropriate!

Kristen said...

Definitely an appealing collection in your mailbox! Of course, I am extra jealous of the Darcy book.

Anna said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by my mailbox.

~DCMetroreader & Nicola: Thanks for refreshing my memory!