Monday, November 16, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- November 16

After I gave myself a little pat on the back for catching up in my blog reading on my day off last week, my computer decided it doesn't want to connect to the Internet anymore.  UGH!  (I can connect with the Wii, but you won't see me using the controller to type one letter at a time.)  Hopefully they'll be some good Black Friday deals on laptops because I've been patiently waiting to buy one.  :)

Anyway, it's time for Mailbox Monday, where bookish folk list the books they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week.  A big thanks to Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting this weekly meme.

Here's what I received:

Another BBAW win:






The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson and Martin Dugard






And a few books for review:






They Were Just People:  Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust by Bill Tammeus and Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn










The Silent Gift by Michael Landon, Jr. and Cindy Kelley










Almost Home by Pam Jenoff






What books did you welcome into your home recently?

27 comments:

Serena said...

One of these books looks familiar!

Serena said...

Psst. Happy Birthday!

Bluestocking said...

The Landon, Jr. Book looks interesting.

Here is mine

DCMetroreader said...

I've seen the Landon book around and will look forward to your review.

Hope you have a great birthday!

Blodeuedd said...

Interesting mailbox..oh is it your bday? If so then congrats :D

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy birthday, darling!!

I am eager to read the Pam Jenoff. My book club loved Kommandant's Girl and now we're going to read Diplomat's Wife in the next couple of months.

Ooh! That reminds me! I need to e-mail them...

Suko said...

So many enticing books! How will you choose what to read first?!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I enjoy Pam Jenoff. They Were Just People and The Silent Gift look good too. Will watch for your reviews. Great mailbox.

Happy birthday and happy reading!!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I received ALMOST HOME today (so it didn't make it into my post). I'm excited to read it -- it will be my first Jenoff novel. Hope you like it.

(And Happy Birthday, too!)

bermudaonion said...

Happy Birthday to you! You got some great looking books, especially They Were Just People.

Dar said...

I hear it's someone's birthday today. Happy Birthday! I hope you have an awesome day!

Care said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Dawn said...

Happy Happy Birthday Anna!! :) :) :)

Staci said...

The Silent Gift appeals to me!!

Enjoy your special day!!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Happy Birthday girl! Black Friday is just around the corner...I vote for a birthday laptop! I am trying to convince my husband that I could really use a little netbook. I just need access to my website on-the-go, and they are cute and cheap.

Melody said...

Happy Birthday!
They Were Just People sounds like a good read to me. Happy reading!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

haven't had the opportunity of getting a new book into my home this week. However, I am reading Incidents at the Shrine by Booker Award Winning Author, Ben Okri.

Literary Feline said...

I hope you are able to get a good deal on a new laptop, Anna. I finally gave in and got one since my old one was causing me so much trouble

Looks like you received some fun books. I'm really curious about Almost Home. That sounds like it will be good.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Anna.

austenfan said...

Wow, it was your birthday yesterday? It was mine too! :) Happy reading! :)

Mary said...

Happy Birthday!

Jo-Jo said...

Did I hear that someone has a birthday? Have a great one and enjoy your new books!

Iliana said...

Oh I hate computer woes - hope you can find a good one in the next couple of weeks! Keep your eyes out for those sales.

I'm curious to hear more about the Pam Jenoff book. That looks good.

Luanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday Anna!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I just won King Tut and I am excited to get it! I am really into Patterson lately!

carolsnotebook said...

Happy Belated birthday. Was it actually the 16th? That's mine, too.

wisteria said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!
Hope you are celebrating.

Quite a variety you have to choose from. Almost Home looks promising. :)

I received The Chester Chronicles by Kermit Moyer and a surprise beautiful picture book gift from Stephen Parlato. I really holding off on ARCs for a while.

Enjoy your week.

Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox and for wishing me a happy birthday. You're all so sweet!

Happy belated birthday to carolsnotebook and austenfan!!