Monday, June 7, 2010

Mailbox Monday -- June 7 (The BEA Edition)

Welcome to my first Mailbox Monday post in over a month, as I took a break from organizing my books after my sister-in-law passed away and then I was busy preparing for the NYC trip.  Mailbox Monday is 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.

I'm sure you're all wondering which books I took home from BEA.  I had a great time wandering the aisles and checking out all the new books, but I didn't take too many home with me, partly because I didn't want to pay to ship a lot of books and also because there's no shortage of reading material in my home.  Here's what I got:

The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy (signed)
Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick
The Kulak's Daughter by Gabriele Goldstone (signed)
Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson (bound sample chapters, signed)
Annexed by Sharon Doger
The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch (signed)
The Forgotten Highlander: My Unbelievable True Story of Survival by Alistair Urquhart
Sourland by Joyce Carol Oates
Sense and Sensibility (Marvel comic, Issue 1) by Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew (signed)

I also brought home a few books for Jerry:

Farscape comic (signed)
Pariah by Bob Fingerman (signed; I finished this one already and will be posting a review soon!)
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (signed)
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Wendy grabbed an ARC for The Girl, but due to some adult language, we decided to let Jerry read it first)
The Enemy by Charlie Higson (signed)

And The Girl's BEA stack:

from the Scholastic tour:

The Best Teen Writing of 2009 edited by Virginia Lee Pfaehler
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
This Totally Bites! by Ruth Ames
The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
The 39 Clues: One False Note by Gordon Korman
The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
The 39 Clues: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
The 39 Clues: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
The 39 Clues: In Too Deep by Jude Watson
The 39 Clues: The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis

from BEA:

Arteo by Kaitlyn and Sandy Brannin (signed)
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
Ripley's Bureau of Investigation: Secrets of the Deep
Goop Soup by David Lubar (signed)
Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman by Francesca Simon and Tony Ross
Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson (bound sample chapters, signed)
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror edited by R.L. Stine (signed)
The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer (signed)
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce (signed)
Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce (preview chapters)
Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Books I received over the last month but didn't have a chance to post (some of these are not in the picture):

How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway (from Penguin for an upcoming TLC Book Tour)
Therefore Choose by Keith Oatley (from Goose Lane Editions)
SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue by Aviva Goldfarb (contest win from Savvy Verse & Wit)
Skinny Is Overrated: The Real Woman's Guide to Health and Happiness at Any Size by Danielle Milano, MD (from Phenix & Phenix)
Heart of Lies by M.L. Malcolm (from HarperCollins for an upcoming TLC Book Tour)
Watership Down by Richard Adams (from a co-worker)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (contest win from My Life in Not So Many Words)
Poor Little Bitch Girl by Jackie Collins (contest win from Booking Mama, which I gave to my mother)
Darcy's Voyage by Kara Louise (from Sourcebooks)
Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson (from Sourcebooks)
How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,00 Ways to Dress Thinner -- Without Dieting! by Charla Krupp (contest win from Metroreader)
Far Bright Star by Robert Olmstead (from Algonquin, unrequested)
War on the Margins by Libby Cone (from the author)
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (contest win from Bookfan)
My Rotten Life by David Lubar (recent purchase by The Girl)
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley (recent purchase by The Girl)
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives by Josie Brown (given to me by Serena)
The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry (given to me by Serena)
I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Ayres(given to me by Serena)
Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell (from a friend at The Girl's school)

And books I received this week:



Mr. Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds (from Sourcebooks)





The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim (from Henry Holt)





The Arabs and the Holocaust by Gilbert Achcar (from Henry Holt)





Phew!  Having to type all that into one post makes me NEVER want to take another hiatus from Mailbox Monday!

What books did you add to your shelves recently?

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate.



© 2010, Anna Horner of Diary of an Eccentric. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or reproduce content without permission.

21 comments:

Serena said...

OMG...#1 where are you putting all these and #2 When are you going to have time to read them all! LOL I have similar issues.

BTW, looks like The Girl got more books than you did at BEA

Anna said...

Serena: She did, didn't she? It's a good thing I got a new bookshelf recently because that's where all these books are now. Good thing I read 1-3 books a week, right? ;)

Blodeuedd said...

I hope you will enjoy The Calligrapher's daughter, cos it was truly good.

Cool, Farscape comic!

bermudaonion said...

We didn't get many books in common at BEA - it's almost like we were at two different trade shows. I'd love to see what The Girl thought about her time in New York.

avisannschild said...

Wow, I didn't get any of the same books as you at BEA, other than the Sense and Sensibility comic (which I find so cute)! I'm sorry that we didn't get the chance to meet!

Enjoy all your books! I'd also love to hear what The Girl thought of her time in NYC.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Yowza! Nice haul Anna! I hope you enjoy all of your new additions!

My mailbox is HERE.

Mary said...

Whoa! I think you've reached Library status :D
Enjoy them all.

Marie said...

wow! I couldn't possibly begin to comment on all those books individually, except to say- wow! and the Girl looks like she cleaned up!

Sullivan McPig said...

A signed copy of Rot and Ruin?! I'm so jealous!!

Iliana said...

Did you have to buy a new bookcase for all of these books?! :)

Wonderful loot. I don't think I've heard of half of these so I'm looking forward to reviews. Gotta add more books to my list you know.haha.

Kaye said...

Holy moley! You guys made out like bandits at BEA. Your new bookshelf must be groaning at the seamss. Enjoy all your great books. Looks like The Girl will have a very busy reading summer. I hope you like The Map of True Places. I liked it better than The Lacereader.

J.T. Oldfield said...

I think that the most interesting one looks like Arabs and the Holocaust. Read that one first! ;)

Amanda said...

Wow that's a lot of books! It looks like the girl made out well at BEA! My son would be so jealous of those 39 Clues books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Wow! That is one great mailbox full! Now you have to decide which book to start out with! Enjoy them all!

Diane said...

WOW...as I mentioned to Kathy, we'll be expecting they all get read and reviewed this year..LOL

gautami tripathy said...

You have a rich haul. Hope you enjoy those. I really like how The Girl too reads. Great going!

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

monnibo said...

Holy crap!! You're gonna need a whole extra year of no other TBR books!

Sandy Nawrot said...

That is INSANE! I think if I came home with all that, I'd go hide somewhere from being overwhelmed! BTW my daughter loves anything by Wendy Mass, including 11 Birthdays!

Teddy Rose said...

Did you book a private jet to bring you home with all of those books? Also, did you drive around the BEA with a fork lift? LOL! What a haul.

I hope you plan to go again next year because I am planning on it and would love to finally meet you f2f!

Lisa said...

You do have a lot of reading in your future. I'll bet the girl was so excited to get all of those books--and I'll bet she gets through them by summer's end if she reads like her mom!

Darlene said...

Wow, I know I'm late to this but I just had to see what you had brought home. What a haul!