Monday, February 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday -- February 8

Happy Monday everyone!  We're still digging out from about 30 inches of snow in the Baltimore area, and let me just say that I'm so done with winter!  And to think we have another 6 to 10 inches on the way tomorrow and Wednesday.  I wish I could've snapped a pic of The Girl diving into a snowdrift and struggling to get out.  She's tall for a 9-year-old, and the snow is nearly up to her waist.  We're doing our best to stay warm and not go stir crazy, but we know we're faring better than others because we lost power only once for about 20 minutes during some "thunder snow."

Needless to say, between shoveling snow and nursing my cold, I'm behind in reading blogs and posting reviews.  Hopefully I can catch up soon!

Anyway, it's time for 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 past week.  Only two this time around for me:


In the Wake of the Boatman by Jonathon Scott Fuqua, from Bancroft Press




 

The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey, from Hachette





What books did you add to your shelves recently?

21 comments:

Serena said...

These books look familiar! LOL Happy reading and shoveling. I posted photos over the weekend and with the mailbox monday post. It has been fun around here. We got out yesterday for a bit since my husband didn't have boots and has been shoveling in sneakers...Um, yeah, lets just say that it has been interesting.

Alayne said...

I think I'm getting The Yellow House this week. Fingers crossed. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Kaye said...

Oy! More shoveling. Yuk! That's the biggest reason we left New England. Your area has had a rough winter this year, that's for sure.

your new books look good. I hope you enjoy them. Stay warm and happy reading.

Mary said...

Sorry about all your snow. We're supposed to get 12-14 inches tomorrow (which I'm sure seems insignificant to you at this point :D). I've added The Yellow House to my wish list. Have a great week!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Nice haul! That is a crazy amount of snow, my goodness!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

All that snow! GAH!

I added 4 books to the "collection" while here in Florida on vacation. My hubby now says my suitcase is heavier and he is blaming the books LOL

Blodeuedd said...

I managed to read in the wake of Batman, lol

Kristen said...

Did you and Serena plan to have almost identical mailboxes this week? LOL! Happy reading this week.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Yellow House looks good. I hope you get dug out and the next storm is kinder to you. We are suppose to get 10-14 inches of snow tomorrow but I hate to complain after all the snow you got!

bermudaonion said...

Those both look good. I can't wait to see what you think of In The Wake of the Boatman.

tweezle said...

You received some nice books this week! I look forward to hearing about the Yellow House.

If you'd like to see mine, my mailbox is at: http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/2010/02/mailbox-monday_08.html

Diane said...

Enjoy your new books Anna. I have In the Wake of the Boatman (unread). In the Yellow House sounds good too.

Jo-Jo said...

I haven't heard of either of these books before. Enjoy!

Booksnyc said...

I love books set in Ireland so I think Yellow House sounds good - I am interested to hear what you think!

hang in there with the snow - I can't believe how much there has been down there this winter!

Wrighty said...

So sorry you're snowed in. We have a storm warning for tomorrow. Ick. I'm done with winter too. Glad to hear The Girl is having fun! :)

I haven't read those books but they sound good. Hope you enjoy them and the snow passes you by. Come on springtime!!

Tara said...

The Yellow House looks good! 30 inches is a lot of snow! The biggest snowfall I've seen is 22 inches.

Staci said...

That's too much snow for sure!!! We're suppose to get slammed with a foot Tuesday night. We can't wait because we want a snow day!! Yellow House looks great!

Sandra said...

Both of these look good, and I love the covers. I really look forward to your thoughts on them. Too bad about the weather but now you know how Canadians feel-all winter long. This too shall pass. Have a fun snow day or two.:)

Violet said...

30 inches of snow...wow. I could do with some here. It's so hot and it's supposed to be rainy season I'm told :)

I've read a few good reviews on In the wake of Batman. Hope you enjoy both the books.

Dar said...

I feel so bad for you with all that snow. Usually it's me complaining about the snow. Take care of that cold!

Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox!