Monday, December 1, 2008

Mailbox Monday -- December 1

Another edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page. Thanks, Marcia!

Last week was pretty slow, as I received only one book in the mail. That's fine by me, since I have enough books to last my lifetime and then some. And nursing a sick hubby while trying not to get sick myself really cuts in to my reading time. :(

However, I did some Christmas book shopping, and of course, my husband had me choose some things for myself. :)

Here's what I received in the mail last week:

Guernica by Dave Boling (contest win from FRESH INK BOOKS)

Here's what I bought last week:

Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
by Lucette Matalon Lagnado & Sheila Cohn Dekel

Restless by William Boyd

The Longing by Beverly Lewis

The Likeness by Tana French (this book was chosen by my now-reading hubby, but I'll probably read it myself at some point since I've heard such good things about it)

What books did you receive last week??


Anonymous said...

Guernica is in my TBR pile. That Auschwitz book sounds pretty heavy - I don't think I could read it this time of year.

tanabata said...

Lucky you to win Guernica. It does sound very good. I only got one book in the mail too, but then I bought two! I couldn't very well go to the bookstore and not buy something! :P

Michele said...

Guernica is next up in my pile and I'm so excited to read this one. It's supposed to be fabulous!

Shana said...

Anna (and Michele!) I can't wait to read your thoughts on Guernica!!!

So is hubby reading a new thing? My husband NEVER reads!

Anna, I'm VERY anxiously (as in clapping my hands, jumping up and down excited) awaiting an announcement today!!!


Kathleen said...

My husband almost never reads either. Lucky you at the book store. I was in a book store this weekend and could only buy one book that was a christmas present. It was killing me!

Mine's here

Cathy said...

I've heard a lot of good things about Tana French. I'll have to add her to my list!

Darlene said...

Great selection there Anna. I'd love to read Guernica.

Wendi said...

Nice week! I've got Guernica on my wish list. I can't wait to hear how you like it. It has received great reviews.

Here's my Mailbox!

:) Wendi

The Bookworm said...

Sounds like some great reads. I'm trying to keep away from the bookstore for

Anna said...

Bermudaonion: It does sound heavy, but I'm drawn to those kinds of books. They really make me think.

Tanabata: That's why I try to stay away from bookstores if possible! ;)

Michele: I can't wait to read it. I'll be looking for you review!

Shana: My hubby has read about 3 books in the 9 years we've been together. I don't know the cause of his sudden interest in books, but I certainly won't knock it. He hasn't finished the first one, but he's halfway through, and that's a major accomplishment! Oh, and I bet you've seen the announcement already! ;)

Callista: I don't usually buy books since I already have so many to read, but with the war challenge we have starting next month, I've cheated a bit!

Cathy: This will be my first Tana French book. I hope it's good!

Dar: I'm dying to get to it myself!

Wendi: I'll be reading it for the war challenge we have starting next month. I can't wait!

Naida: It's so hard to stay away, isn't it??

Anonymous said...

i got myself Hogfather for the bookblogs.
then i got "Twilight" as a present :) for my birthday ;)

Bookfool said...

I read a lot of WWII books, but I'm absolutely terrified of Joseph Mengele. I got We Band of Angels by Elizabeth M. Norman from PBS. It's subtitled, "The untold story of American nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese." Sounds like it's right up your alley.

I've got an ARC of Guernica that I found in our library, but I don't think I'll get to it very soon. I'll look forward to your review.

Anna said...

Veens: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And happy reading!!

Bookfool: Mengele is pretty scary. I'm sure that book will stir up some strong emotions. Thanks for that book recommendation. I'll add the title to the WWII reading list on the challenge blog!

Serena said...

I am jealous! I want Guernica and Children in flames and the likeness.

Anna said...

Serena: You can always borrow my copies, of course!