Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mailbox Monday -- February 1

Hi there!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It's drawing to a close in my neck of the woods, and I'm still up doing laundry.  UGH!  Anyway, we had a weekend full of snow (double UGH!), but The Girl and I had a fun time making homemade bagels today.  They weren't too uniform in size, but they looked and tasted like bagels, so I'd say it was a success.

Anyway, I have a week filled with reviews and tour posts, so I'm posting Mailbox Monday a day early.  Mailbox Monday is the weekly meme hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page, where book lovers list the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained.  I received just two books this week:



The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, which Michele from A Reader's Respite kindly sent me to read for the War Through the Generations Vietnam War reading challenge.  Thanks, Michele!







Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School: We the Children by Andrew Clements, from Simon & Schuster.  Not sure why I received this one, but The Girl is willing to give it a try, despite not really liking Clements' Frindle.





What books did you add to your shelves recently?

26 comments:

Serena said...

OOO...finally got a Vietnam War book instead of WWII! LOL Happy reading.

Diane said...

I LOVED The Things They Carried -- such a great book!

Vicki said...

The Things They Carried is going on my WL!

Iliana said...

I had plenty of time to do laundry this weekend but instead I took naps and went to the bookstore :)

Stay warm!

bermudaonion said...

I snagged The Things They Carried from Vine last week and I'm so excited about it since it will count for the Vietnam Challenge.

Elizabeth said...

I am not a Frindle fan, either. Clements has some that deviate from his formula, though, so tell The Girl to keep trying.

Kaye said...

wow, homemade bagels, you are ambitious! My MM is here Have a good week and happy reading!

DCMetroreader said...

The Things They Carried is a wonderful book! Enjoy!

Alayne said...

I remember The Things They Carried from college. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, The Things They Carried sounds like a haunting tale!

My MM:

http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/02/mailbox-monday.html

Kristen said...

The Things They Carried is amazing. You will be so emotionally wrung out after reading it but so glad you did. :-)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Things They Carried sounds interesting. I may have to put it on my wish list! Enjoy!

Suko said...

Enjoy your reading, Anna!

I mention you in today's post: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday-moratorium-monday.html

Julie P. said...

We got the kids one too! I also have THE THINGS THEY CARRIED!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Happy Reading Anna!

My mailbox is HERE.

Violet said...

I'm noting down all the Vietnam war books, this one looks really good, hope you enjoy it.

bookmagic said...

I've seen a lot of war books lately, I didn't realize there was a challenge. Good Luck

Callista said...

Wow that's a small week for you right? Looking forward to what you post this week.

My mailbox is at SMS Book Reviews and one of my books is about the TV show LOST!

Natalie W said...

Great list of books. Adding The Things They Carried to my wish list, sounds like a good book.

Staci said...

I picked up the Things They Carried last week at the library!! And I gave the kids book to one of my teachers to read and highlight on our school's blog!!

carolsnotebook said...

We got the Benjamin Pratt one, too. Enjoy the books!

Wrighty said...

The bagels sound yummy! I wasn't familiar with The Things They Carried but I'm very interested now. I also got the Benjamin Pratt book and wasn't sure where it came from.

Enjoy and have a great week!

Dar said...

I'm going to read The Things They Carried as well! Hope you're having a good week Anna. I owe you an email - it's coming. Buddy has been a little off this week.

wisteria said...

I'm anxious to read the O'Brien book also. I plan to for the challenge. :)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

THE THINGS THEY CARRIED is on my reading list for your Vietnam War Challenge as well.

Anna said...

Thanks you all for stopping by my mailbox! I'm a bit behind in my blog reading, but I hope to read all of yours soon!