Monday, December 21, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- December 21

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend.  We spent the entire weekend shoveling 2 feet of snow, but the highlight was watching The Girl climb to the top of a 5-foot snow pile...then fall through and scramble to get out.  Having grown up in New England, this kind of storm isn't new to me, but it hardly ever snows like this in Maryland and it cripples the entire area.  The Girl was excited because she doesn't remember ever seeing this much snow (she was 3 when the last blizzard came through), but I was pretty much done with it after the first flakes began to fall.

Anyway, it's time for another Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased or otherwise obtained during the last week.  Here are the books that entered my house:

For review:



Roses by Leila Meacham (from Hachette)




Hitler's Rockets:  The Story of the V-2s by Norman Longate (from Skyhorse Publishing)

From the office Christmas swap:




The Boys Are Back by Simon Carr
(I don't usually like movie tie-in covers, but I can make an exception if they feature Clive Owen.)

The Girl made out like a bandit at her school Christmas party.  They had a book swap, and then the teacher gave them some bookish gifts.  Here's what she brought home:



Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
(I thought I'd have to prepare her for the ending, but it seems she's already seen the movie in school.)



No Talking by Andrew Clements








The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

What books did you add to your shelves recently?


25 comments:

Serena said...

looks like you both did well. Can't wait to see what you think of Roses. That will help me decide if I want to read it.

Nise' said...

Hope you are dug out!

Glad the snow missed us (for now).

I love The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

Julie P. said...

The Girl definitely had a great week. We are almost done reading THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER before bedtimes. It's one of my all-time favorite holiday stories!

Kaye said...

honestly, I don't think comment mod stops them! i just disabled anonymous comments and haven't had any spam so far. Such a nuisance! Anyway, sorry you had to do so much shovelling.

You had a great week. I read several reviews for Roses and it sounds good to me. Hope you enjoy it. I'll be looking forward to your review.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Looks like both of you had a good week! You know, it sounds great when you think of snow at Christmas, but I bet you never bargained for this! We are looking forward to snow in Indiana, but honestly, I am happy just watching it fall from under a warm blanky inside!

DCMetroreader said...

Glad you're enjoying the snow. I'm enjoying a snow day so I love it too!
The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa looks adorable!

Happy reading!

gautami tripathy said...

As long as The Girl was happy, snow is ok!

Some good books there!

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Jo-Jo said...

We had our first snowstorm a couple of weeks ago...and I have to admit that I love to be snowed in! I am totally envious of Roses. Enjoy all of your new books!

Suko said...

Wonderful Mailbox Monday! Roses has a lovely cover. I look forward to your reviews.

Looks like you might have a White Christmas! :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

OLD YELLER was a favorite movie of mine growing up, and I recently considered the book for my nephew. I think we'll go with the movie version first -- I'm afraid the sadness of the book might put him off reading, and he's reluctant enough! He loves the Bill Wallace books, though (and so do I!). Enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

You need to start getting some Vietnam War books now. You got a nice variety of books and The Girl scored tons of great ones.

carolsnotebook said...

I'm so glad we didn't get that much snow. Enjoy your books. I love the cover of Roses. We have The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa, but haven't read it yet.

christina said...

I loved No Talking! I hope The Girl enjoys it too! :0)

Staci said...

I really like the new cover for Old Yeller...you have some great reads there..enjoy!!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I loved Old Yeller! Roses is one that I have been thinking of checking out for awhile now.

Alyce said...

Nice stack of books! I haven't seen Hitler's Rockets before. Did you pick that one up because of the WWII reading challenge?

Wrighty said...

We didn't get hit with this storm but living near Buffalo, NY we have plenty! (Great reading weather!) All of your books look so very good. Love the covers for The Girl's new Christmas stories. They sound adorable! Enjoy and happy holidays!

Meg said...

Clive Owen -- YES! Haha. I'm with you on movie tie-in covers, but I had to get the version of Atonement with James McAvoy on the front. Delicious.

Blodeuedd said...

They all look good.
Oh never seen Old Yeller or read the book, but I do know the end :(

Laura Hartness said...

Looks like you had a good week!

Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!

Laura Hartness
The Calico Critic

Diane said...

I've been seeing Roses around a bit. I hope you enjoy that and your other Holiday books.

Ladytink_534 said...

Old Yeller and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are such great books (and movies!). Happy reading :)

Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox this week!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

ANovelMenagerie said...

I LOVED LOVED LOVED Roses. I hope you like it too. It's a bit "Gone With The Wind-ish".... loved it!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Anna said...

ANovelMenagerie: Now I'm really looking forward to reading it! I loved GWTW!