Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mailbox Monday -- December 7

Time for another Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page. Thanks, Marcia!

This was a busy week!

First up, the WWII books, which I'll be reading for the War Through the Generations 2009 challenge:

Disguise by Hugo Hamilton (which I bought)

Here are the others I received last week:

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips (from Hachette...thanks, Valerie!)

An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell (from Sourcebooks...thanks, Danielle!)

Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst (contest win from B&b ex libris...thanks, Bethany!)

Chasing the Roswell Alien by Glenn Marcel (contest win from J. Kaye's Book Blog...thanks, J. Kaye!)

The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty (from Book Club Girl)

These will keep me busy for awhile. What books did you receive last week??


Thanks to Monica from Monniblog, Diary of an Eccentric has a new banner. Monica did such a wonderful job getting the vision of my blog just right. Thanks so much, Monica!!


Amy said...

Beautiful new banner! I love it. Well done Monica!

Lenore Appelhans said...

Like the banner - and looks like you've been lucky lately :)

Cathy said...

Great banner, good book haul!

Shana said...

Anna (and Monica) the new banner is so pretty!

Those books look great, Anna. I think I remember getting the press release from Bostick on the WWII book.

My post is HERE.

Anonymous said...

We got some of the same books. I'm reading The Rest of Her Life right now so I'll be ready for the show.

Wendi said...

You received some great books!

Have you read Hitler and Mars Bars? It's about Operation Shamrock, where the Irish Red Cross helped Irish families foster German children near the end of the war when they were litterally starving. They remained in Ireland for three years then were returned to their families. It was a wonderful book! Here's the review: and I've got an interview on the way!

:) Wendi

Ruth Schaller said...

Oh, some of those look good! I'll have to make a list (well, add to the one that I already have!)

Have a great week!

gautami tripathy said...

I am currently reading Lost and Found along with Sarah's Key.

Here is what I got in my mailbox!

Darlene said...

Great load of books Anna. I just got The Rest of Her Life this morning. I can't wait to get started on the challenge already.

Kathleen said...

We have one book in common and I'm still waiting for Gods Behaving Badly. Love the banner.

here is my mailbox.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

It looks like you got a good haul too. At first when I had the banner, I was thinking I was on the wrong blog. It looks fabulous!!

Alyce said...

Looks like some good WWII books!

Anna said...

Amy: Thanks! Monica rocks!

Lenore: Thanks! I really wasn't expecting that many books! But I love bookish surprises!

Cathy: Glad you like the new look!

Shana: Thanks! I don't reply to too many of those Bostick emails, but I didn't want to pass that one up!

Bermudaonion: I'm sure it will be a great show!

Wendi: I just reviewed Hitler and Mars Bars. I saw your review, and I'll be sure to read it soon. It seems I'm always behind in Google Reader these days!

Ruth: Thanks! It's always comforting to know I'm not the only one with a huge wish list!

Gautami: Sarah's Key! I'm jealous! Can't wait for your review!

Dar: Seems like the challenge will never be here!!

Callista: Thanks!

CherryBlossomMJ: Thanks! It's a big change, and I couldn't be happier!

Alyce: You can't have too many good WWII books!

Anonymous said...

Gods Behaving Badly is wonderful; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

I'm seeing Gods Behaving Badly everywhere! I'm definitely going to have to check it out. Great header for the blog!

Enjoy the reading, Anna.

Anonymous said...

You already got your WWII books?! I just ordered Atonement :D It is come, I need to collect it from the store :) YAY!!

So many cool BOOKS :)

tanabata said...

Lovely new banner!
Nice selection of books this week. I only had one come in last week but it got sent back already.

Serena said...

looks like some good books on your list.

i love the WWII no official post about the challenge.

Anonymous said...

I left a comment on your review of *Hitler and Mars Bars* about the new banner -- it looks great!

You (and your mailbox) have had a busy week - enjoy.

My Mailbox Monday is here.

Anna said...

Memory: I'll be reading it soon. It sounds like such an interesting book!

Trish: Thanks!

Veens: WWII is a period I enjoy reading about. (Not sure if enjoy is really the right word, but you know what I mean.) So I'm always grabbing these kinds of books when it can, not just for the challenge!

Tanabata: Thanks! Why did your book get sent back?

Serena: I'll make an official challenge post soon. I just have to gather all my WWII books from my various shelves and prioritize my reading!

Dawn: Thanks! I'll get to your mailbox soon. I'm drowning in unread blog posts. Google Reader is not my friend right now. LOL

tanabata said...

It was the Collector's Edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard and the quality just wasn't what I would've expected for $100. Think of all the other books I could buy with that! So it went back. I'll get the standard edition instead.

Anna said...

Tanabata: Not sure I'd spend that much money on any book! I think you made the right decision!