Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mailbox Monday -- November 17

Just a few books this week, but it's not like I don't have tons of review copies and other books waiting for me!!

Here's what I received last week:

The Hierophant of 100th Street by Cullen Dorn (from Library Thing Early Reviewers)

Hitler and Mars Bars by Dianne Ascroft (from the author)

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne (contest win from Redlady's Reading Room...thanks Bonnie!)

A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII by Dan Kurzman and A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger (from Serena and her hubby for my birthday...thanks you guys!!)

These sound good, and I can't wait to read them!

What did books did you buy or receive in your mailbox last week??

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page. Thanks, Marcia!


I took a blog vacation this weekend to spend my birthday with my family, so I'm a bit behind. I'll be reading all your blogs and hope to have some time to comment, but I'll be playing catch up for a bit. Just so ya'll didn't think I disappeared! ;)


avisannschild said...

Happy birthday, Anna! For the second week in a row I have nothing to post about on Monday, unless something comes in the mail tomorrow! (Not that I'm complaining; like you I've got lots of books waiting for me already!) Hope you had a great weekend with your family!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday girl- hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

Sandra said...

Oh my, you have some interesting titles there. Glad you got something you wanted. Happy reading. My MM is up.

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a great birthday! I haven't heard of most of the books you got, but I am expecting Paper Bag Christmas to show up any day now. The author will be on Blog Talk Radio this Friday.

Wendi said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Anna - did you do anything special??

Hitler and Mars Bars sounds interesting - I'm supposed to receive a copy of that one!

Have a great day!!

:) Wendi

gautami tripathy said...

And Many Happy Returns of the day, Anna! Hope you get piles of books!

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like you nabbed a tidy stack! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Oh and happy birthday, I missed that originally!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday Anna, I hope you had a great day. Everybody has me wanting to read Paper Bag Christmas now. I can't wait to see your thoughts on it.

The Bookworm said...

hope you had a nice birthday. Those sound like some good books.

Shana said...

Happy Birthday, Anna!

That book Serena gave you looks great, as does Hitler and Mars Bars.


Anna said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! They really made my day!

Avisannschild: Thank you! Sorry about your lack of book-related mail. I bet you're catching up on the books you have waiting for you already! ;)

Veens: Thank you!

Sandra: Thanks! I'm a bit behind in blog reading, but I'll get to your Mailbox post soon!

Bermudaonion: Thanks! It was great! Oh, and thanks for letting me know about the Blog Talk Radio broadcast! I wish I had more time to listen to those!

Wendi: Thanks! My husband and daughter took me out to breakfast, then Serena and her husband went with us bowling, and then we went out to my fave restaurant. It was great! Hope you enjoy Hitler and Mars Bars. It looks good and I'm intrigued by the title.

Gautami: I love the title, too. Can't wait to figure out what it means! And thanks for the birthday wishes! I already received 2 books for my birthday, and my good friend Jeannie gave me a gift certificate, so they'll be more in my future!

Amy: Thanks!

Dar: Thanks! I hope I get to read the book before Christmas! It's a short one, so it's a good possibility.

Naida: Thanks!

Shana: Thanks! I can't wait to read those. Serena's hubby actually picked that one out for me. I was impressed! Oh, and I've ordered more WWII-related books, and I can't wait for them to come in!

Serena said...

I hope you like the books we got you. I want to read that Hitler and Mars bars when you're done!

I had a fun time in the WWII section at the bookstore.

avisannschild said...

I did get something in the end yesterday!

Anna said...

Serena: I LOVE the books you got me!! Of course, you can borrow Hitler and Mars Bars when I'm done.

Avisannschild: Oooh!!! That's great!!! What did you get??

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by the mailbox this week. Happy (belated) birthday! Sandra's right you do have some interesting titles this week.

Anna said...

Marcia: Thanks for the birthday wishes, and thanks for hosting Mailbox Monday!

avisannschild said...

The Books of Lies by Brad Meltzer, which I won from Nicole at Linus' Blanket in early October.

Anna said...

avisannschild: I've heard that's a good one. Happy reading!

Fyrefly said...

Happy belated birthday! I also received a copy of Hitler and Mars Bars this week - hopefully we both like it!

Anna said...

Fyrefly: Thanks for the birthday wishes! I'm really looking forward to that book, too. I'll be watching for your review!

April said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday, Anna! Hope it was a good one! I read The Paper Bag Christmas a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! I hope you have a great 'vacation' (and I'm realizing that I'm 5 days behind...since you posted this on the 16th. Sheesh!) Saturday is usually my catch up day for the week, so I'm sure I'll be back tomorrow to read everything else I missed during the week.

Anna said...

April: Thanks for the birthday wishes! I'll have to pop over to your blog to see your review of The Paper Bag Christmas. I'm a bit behind in my blog reading, but I'll make it over there soon.

Trish: Thanks for the birthday wishes! No worries about stopping by late! I'm behind in my blog reading as well. Everyone posts faster than I can read them all! I'm having a great vacation so far. So glad I'm just staying home and doing nothing but hanging out with my daughter. I'd rather not be traveling this time of year.