Monday, October 12, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- October 12

Happy Monday!  The only things that could have made this a happier Monday are a day off from work for the Columbus Day holiday and a resolution of my bank issue.  There is some good news, though.  It appears that my husband fixed the computer last night.  Yippee!  I'm still behind in blog reading, but I'll be catching up with you all soon.  (Please forgive me, but I think I'm going to scan, hit "mark all as read," and start over, since Google Reader glared at me with 1000+ posts this morning.)

It's also time for another Mailbox Monday, graciously hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page.  You can click the picture to see what books participants received in the mail or otherwise obtained over the last week.

I had a few goodies:


Nubs:  The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery, from HachetteThe Girl was so excited, she couldn't wait to read this one, and we reviewed it before it showed up in the weekly mailbox post.







Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware, from Sourcebooks












Mr. Darcy's Great Escape by Marsha Altman, from Sourcebooks











Second Glance by Jodi Picoult, a surprise treat from a co-worker with whom I was discussing this author.
What books did you welcome into your home recently?

23 comments:

Serena said...

I can't wait to see what you think of Mr. Darcy's Great Escape and Island of the Swans!

Vicki said...

All look good! I want to read Second Glance for sure and will check out the others.

Jo-Jo said...

These look like great books!

purplg8r said...

I've read all of Jodi Picoult's books and really enjoyed them...I hope you enjoy Second Glance!

bermudaonion said...

After a long weekend away, I hit the dreaded "mark all as read" button. I'm going to go back and read your review of Nubs because the book looks so good to me.

Ti said...

So glad your computer issue is getting resolved. I feel so out of it when my computer is out of whack. You just don't realize how much you rely on it until it's gone!

Nicole said...

That was very nice of your co-worker. I love surprise books.

Jonita said...

Great post this week! I love the "surprise book"- I have a Jodi Picoult on my TBR pile right now! It's "My Sister's Keeper" - can you believe that I haven't read it yet??? Happy Monday!

Megan said...

Glad to hear your computer's healthy again! Isn't it awful how quickly that Google Reader fills up when you're not watching? That 1000+ posts mark is never as far away as you'd like to think.... LOL!

Veens said...

Nubs look so cute!

Marie Burton said...

A great box there =) Sorry about your computer woes.. I always feel so guilty about hitting the mark All as read.. but I only do it a few times anyway and just let the fourmillion posts accumulate until it explodes. =)
I have the Ware book for review as well, I am looking forward to it! My post is up at The Burton Review.. if you get to it..

Blodeuedd said...

Another darcy book :)
Happy reading with all of those Anna

Alyce said...

I marked all my feeds read this weekend too. It looks like you got a nice variety of books.

Staci said...

You got some great book!! Hope you enjoy them all. Second Glance is a great book!

Marie said...

Nubs! OMG so cute! :-)

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like some great books. I enjoyed Second Glance.

Kailana said...

Island of the Swans looks good! Will have to look into that one!

gautami tripathy said...

Second Glance is very different from what she writes. I liked it very much.

Mondays: Mused/Amused etc etc

Diane said...

Anna...good to hear your computer problems are resolved. 1,000 entries in the G, Reader is overwhelming...LOL

I liked Second Glance by Picoult and I hope you do too. Have a good week.

Toni said...

yep.. mark as read and move on. YOU will feel so good. Great mailbox.

Yvonne said...

Nice mailbox. I love Jodi Picoult's books!

Trish said...

Man, I'm panicking with only 250 posts in my GReader (although I've been weeding down all week).

Enjoy the reads! Picoult is always a comfort read for me (um, as weird as that sounds).

Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox. My computer's being slow again, and work is hectic, so Google Reader is again out of control. I'm thinking I'm never going to get caught up! Thanks for bearing with me.