Monday, October 5, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- October 5

It's time for another Mailbox Monday, where bookish folks share the titles they received in the mail or otherwise obtained over the last week.  A big thank you to Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting.

Hope you all are doing well on this bright sunny Monday (at least where I am).  I didn't get much blog reading done this weekend, as I pulled a muscle in my back and lounged around more than I would have otherwise.  Though I'm still in pain and should be resting at home, I'm at work and alternating between a waddle and a hunched-over walk.  I'm getting caught up on the blogs slowly but surely.  There just isn't enough time in one day to get everything done.

Anyway, here are the books I received last week.  Only 1 review copy, and I'm proud of myself for continuing to resist temptation.







Prodigal Sons by Sheldon Greene (from the author)










Resistance by Owen Sheers (contest win from You've GOTTA Read This...thanks Sandy!!)












Life's Compass for Eternal Treasure by Sarah Beth Lindberg (contest win from One Person's Journey through a world of Books...thanks Sheila!)




and a few books given to me by a co-worker:






Summer by Edith Wharton












Murder on the Ballarat Train (A Phryne Fisher Mystery) by Kerry Greenwood










Five Wishes:  How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True by Gay Hendricks





What books did you welcome into your home recently?



17 comments:

DCMetroreader said...

Lots of great books. I love books like Five Wishes -- will look forward to your review. (Nice coworker!)

Serena said...

great list of books...I got some books from the coworker too but forgot to put them on the list since they are still in my desk at work and not at home where I write these mailbox monday posts.

Lezlie said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch! I hope your back feels better soon!

Lezlie

Beth said...

Love the covers on Resistance and Summer. I hope the back feels better soon. Back pain is no fun!

Stephanie said...

Oh no ... back problems are miserable. :-( Great list of books! I love Willa Cather.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Ahhhh. SUMMER is the novel that caused me to fall in love with Edith Wharton. I hope you like it. I was young when I read it and initially thought it was going to be romantic, but I ended up loving it anyway!

bermudaonion said...

Ouch! Sorry to hear you're in pain! I didn't get any review copies last week! Yay for us!

Blodeuedd said...

The Wharton book looks interested, I have not heard about it. Happy reading

Booklogged said...

Sorry about the back problems. Hope you continue to mend. I haven't heard of any of the books you've listed, although I do know who Edith Wharton is.

Jonita said...

Whew! That's a lot of books!!!!! Enjoy them all- maybe you should curl up with one tonight and relax your back!

Sandy Nawrot said...

It really stinks to get older you know? Sometimes all I have to do is sneeze, and my back seizes up! I'm glad you received Resistance, and I hope you like it!

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

Ohhh - I hope you are feeling better VERY quickly! Congrats on your wins - I love the cover of Summer.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Oh good you got it! :) I was hoping I would see Sarah (the author) this fall yet but havent heard from her.

I love that book and the back picture of her was taken by me in my back yard. We had so much fun shooting pics for the book.

Enjoy!

Alyce said...

I always love seeing other people's mailbox Monday posts, especially when I don't recognize a single book on the list (as with your post today). It always gets me excited about how many books are out there waiting to be read (and sometimes it's overwhelming to think about too).

Oh, and I can relate to the pulled muscle injury - I pulled some ab muscles last week, so I'm all wrapped up in an ab muscle wrap. Not much is getting done around my place either. I hope your back feels better soon.

gautami tripathy said...

I like the books you received. Great covers!

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Cathy said...

I've read Summer and Murder on the Ballarat Train. Ballarat is very light and entertaining. Summer is one of my favorite Wharton novels.

Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox. I really appreciate it. And thanks for the well wishes. My back is fine now.

~Sheila: Cool! I'll have to check out the pic again.