Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My life has been crazy-hectic lately, and I've been crashing on the couch most evenings and leaving the laptop untouched. I apologize if I've been absent from your blogs, but I hope to catch up with my blog reading soon!
In the meantime, welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page where bookworms share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the last week. I didn't have a Mailbox Monday post last week due to an empty mailbox, but that was fine by me since there's no shortage of reading material in my house. However, I've made up for lost time.
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees, from Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel, from Random House. This was a surprise package, as I didn't request the book and hadn't even heard of it until opening the envelope.
A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying With the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969 by Jim Hooper, from Lisa Roe/Online Publicist. This will count for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge at War Through the Generations.
The Sultan's Harem by Colin Falconer, contest win from historical-fiction.com
O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell, from a co-worker
Digging to America by Anne Tyler, from a co-worker
Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff, from St. Martin's Press. Visit the official Fireworks Over Toccoa website for a huge excerpt, a note from the author, and a huge giveaway of 300 copies of the book!
The Looking House by Fred Marchant, from the author, who was my professor for the Vietnam literature course I took in college
What books did you add to your shelves recently?