Monday, February 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday -- February 22

Well, Monday is almost over, and I'm finally online.  I'm having a hard time getting back into my normal routine of reading and blogging.  I haven't finished a book in well over a week, which is unusual for me, and I've been so exhausted lately.  When I'm not dozing on the couch, I'm watching the Olympics, which really eats into my reading time.  There are a lot of books sitting on the shelf, tempting me to pick them up, so hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

In the meantime, 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 over the past week.  Here's what I added to my shelves:



Behind Enemy Lines: True Stories of Amazing Courage by Bill Doyle -- The Girl bought this at her school's book fair for us to read together.




Company of Liars by Karen Maitland, which I picked up from the shelf of free books at the train station






Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, from InkWell Management for an upcoming blog tour





The Bubble by Brian D. McClure, from The Cadence Group






Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show by Frank Delaney, from Interpersonal Frequency LLC





The 9th Judgment by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, from Hachette





What books did you add to your shelves recently?

32 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You had a nice week in books! I hope you love Saving CeeCee Honeycutt as much as I did. (Tell The Girl I mailed her book today.)

Suko said...

These look like wonderful additions to your library. I've heard great things about Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I hope you'll get a chance to enjoy them soon.

Zia said...

CeeCee Honeycutt is on my wishlist. Hope you have a better reading week =)

Serena said...

I'm jealous you got the behind enemy lines book! I want that one. I have some of the same books as you.

Charley said...

Company of Liars is on my list -- I added it after reading Jill's review at Fizzy Thoughts. That's neat that you picked it up for free at a train station.

Alyce said...

The shelf of free books at the train station sounds like it could be fun and interesting. Usually the only thing that ends up on the free shelf at the library is religious tracts. :)

Dawn said...

Everybody needs some down time Anna, just get the rest you need and you'll be back in full swing in no time. I've been stuck to the olympics as well, instead of knitting my other Ravelympics project....oops! ;O)
Take care!

Hannah Stoneham said...

Yes of course - I second that - everyone needs a arest sometimes and it looks as though you have a great list ahead of you. I hope you are enjoying the Handmaid's Tale, Hannah

Sandy Nawrot said...

What a nice stack! I have been in a bit of a slump as well, at least with printed books. Too busy. I am enjoying what I am reading, it is just going very slow. I have yet to start the Vietnam Challenge. Like the Graphic Novel challenge, I think I just need to pick a month and read all of my books for that challenge at one time. I have a hard time staying focused otherwise!

Julie P. said...

Enjoy CEECEE! Great books!

Lenore said...

How cool that you found Company of Liars free for the taking! Really enjoyed that one.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

If you are in a reading slump try reading CeeCee. I found it to be a nice enjoyable read. I hope you enjoy all your new reads.

wisteria said...

I just broke down on this lovely snowy day and ordered Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt. Couldn't resist all the praise. Enjoy our books. :) Glad you are enjoying the Olympics.

Blodeuedd said...

Th CeeCee book :) Everyone keeps saying how much they love it

Laura Hartness said...

I know what you mean about the Olympics eating into reading time. Not only that, but my sleeping time as well. We were up well after midnight because of last night's skating!

Looks like you had a good week. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Laura Hartness
The Calico Critic

Amused said...

Oh I've heard lots of good things about Saving CeeCee Honeycutt! Happy reading!

Natalie W said...

Wow you got some awesome books! Hope things go better for you this week. Happy Reading :0)

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

You had a great week in books and Mailbox Monday is the perfect way to ease back into bloggng.

Luanne said...

I was wondering what the next women's murder club would be called.

I've been caught up in Olympics too - reading is definitely off..

Staci said...

You both received some great books. I hope this week is better for you in regards to reading...winter has a way of making me feel very gloomy and unproductive at times!!!

Mari said...

I'm curious to read your review of The Handmaid's Tale. I just wrote about having to bail on The year of the flood.

You have some great books to read! CeeCee is getting a lot of press right now (and good reviews).

Violet said...

wow, awesome books, especially Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, hope you enjoy them all

Lisa said...

I can't wait to read CeeCee Honeycutt - it is on my TBR list - happy reading!

Nicola said...

Hope you enjoy Saving CeeCee; I loved it. The Frank Delaney book sounds FABulous!

Jenners said...

I hear you ... I go through blogging and reading slumps sometimes too. You just have to ride them out!

And I suspect you will enjoy CeeCee Honeycutt!

Here's to getting your groove back!

Laura said...

Just got The Elegance of the Hedgehog (and read it - interesting book), The Third Man Factor, Moonlight in Odessa, and An Irish Country Girl.

In answer to your question re: sock yarn, I used Trekking Pro Natura. It's a great yarn, but was not the right fit for the pattern I used.

Live (or "Knit") and learn!

Mystica said...

I thought something was wrong with my eyes when I read that you picked up a free book at the train station. Wow.

Esme said...

Lucky you getting Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt.

prashant said...

These look like wonderful additions to your library.

Work from home India

Jodie said...

You train station just hands out free books? How awesome.

prashant said...

I hope you'll get a chance to enjoy them soon.

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Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox! I'm happy to say I'm back in the swing of things again, reading-wise.

Jodie: They don't really hand them out. There's a shelf in the station where people leave books they don't want anymore. Once in awhile you'll find something good. Usually it's only old magazines.