Monday, April 5, 2010

Mailbox Monday -- April 5

Happy Monday, and to those who celebrated, I hope you all had a Happy Easter!

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page, where book lovers share the titles they purchased, received for review, or otherwise obtained over the past week.  Only two books were added to my shelves:

A signed (and personalized!) copy of the 20th anniversary addition of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, a gift from my good friend Serena.  Thank you so much!  I don't know how you managed to keep this surprise until Easter, but I very much appreciate it.



Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop, for a May TLC Book Tour.  I've heard so many good things about this book, and it counts for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge, so I can't wait to read it.


What books did you add to your shelves recently?

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34 comments:

DCMetroreader said...

Congrats on the signed copy of The Things They Carried -- this is a modern classic (IMHO). I loved Letter to My Daughter -- hope you do too!

Serena said...

I hope you enjoy your books. I was really going to save it for your bday, but Easter was closer!

Staci said...

I have Letter to My Daughter...looks like a fast and good read!! Enjoy your books!

Mary said...

I wish my good friends would give me books :) Enjoy both!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hope you enjoy your books! I liked Letter to My Daughter...

Alayne said...

Enjoy! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Oh those look good! Enjoy your new books!

My mailbox is here.

Zia said...

I loved Letter to My Daugher! I hope you enjoy it also. Happy Reading!

Carrie said...

Yeah - Letters to My Daughter is certainly garnering a lot praise which is making me more and more curious! I'll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it once you get a chance to read it.

Lenore said...

What a great gift!

Mystica said...

Belated Easter greetings to you Anna and The Girl!

Natalie W said...

Looks like some great books. Letter to My Daughter sounds sooo good. I'll have to check back for your review.

fredamans said...

Happy Easter to you too!

Letter to my Daughter looks amazing!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I loved The Things They Carried. I've read it twice now.

Suko said...

Great mailbox, Anna. I am expecting Letter to My Daughter in the mail.

Charley said...

I haven't yet read The Things They Carried, but I recently listened to an NPR interview with Tim O'Brien, and it was quite emotional. If you're interested, here is a link to the audio and transcript: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125128156

Kaye said...

Serena is a wonderful friend! Enjoy the signed copy and Letter to My Daughter sounds really good. Enjoy.

Dawn said...

Happy Easter to your Family Anna! I don't know how you do it. All those books coming in! I'd be swallowed up by now! LOL! ;o)

Arielle said...

Congrats on the signed copy of The Things They Carried, I'm jealous! Serena sounds like a pretty awesome friend :-D

bermudaonion said...

What, Serena sure knows how to buy your great gifts! Enjoy your new books!

Amused said...

I loved the book I've read of Tim O'Brian's and that other looks great! Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

What a nice gift! Letter To My Daughter is an excellent read. I hope enjoy it as much as I did.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh. I want to read The Things They Carried (it might even be in the TBR mountains. I'm not sure off-hand). I just packaged up my copy of Snow Angels to share with a new reader. Tim O'Brien can WRITE.

Nymeth said...

Oooh, a signed copy! That's a book I've been meaning to read for so long. Enjoy your new acquisitions, Anna :)

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Hey Anna! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to talk to you on here via blogger2blogger rather than via work e-mail publicist2blogger, haha!

Letter to My Daughter looks really good - I'll be looking forward to reading your review and hearing your thoughts on that one.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Getting a signed copy of that book was a serious coup. Yay Serena! I've also heard about Letters to My Daughter - I think you need a few tissues to read that one!

Diane said...

Anna...I LOVED both of these books; enjoy

dolcebellezza said...

How wonderful to receive that personalized book from SavvyVerse and Wit! A great present, indeed, and an honor to be in the Poetry Month 'slam'.

Tribute Books said...

Waiting for the review of Letter To My Daughter.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Those are two books on my wishlist for your Vietnam War Challenge. What a wonderful surprise from Serena!

I hope you and you family had a lovely Easter (sure sounds like it!)

Darlene said...

Very nice gift from Serena! Lucky you.

Toni said...

What a fantastic gift. Happy late Easter to you and yours.

Veens said...

wow.. thats nice! And Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop has been greatly recommended too!

Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox!

Charley: Thanks for the Tim O'Brien link.