Monday, February 2, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- February 2

It's time for another Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page. (Thanks, Marcia!)

I welcomed a bunch of new books last week, and I don't think hubby's thrilled with the fact that I'm now stacking books on our bedroom floor. After the trip to CT next month for my nephew's baptism, maybe I can buy a new bookshelf...or two.

Here's what I received in the mail:

The Vagrants by Yiyun Li (from Random House)

24 Hours by Gred Iles (from my buddy Susan from West of Mars--The Meet and Greet and West of Mars--Win a Book...thank you!)

Katie & Kimball: A Ghost Story by Linda Thieman (from the author)

Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides by Melynda Jarratt (from Goose Lane Editions)

I also made some book purchases because Doubleday was having a 50% off sale that I couldn't pass up:

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

by Cornelia Funke

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Seventh Well by Fred Wander

Memory by Philippe Grimbert

Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story by Ann Kirschner

The Girl and I already have started Coraline. I told her we had to finish the book before going on another girls only excursion to the movies. I've never read Gaiman, and so far, it's pretty good. But we're only on the third chapter.

hat books did you welcome with open arms last week??


Ana S. said...

You got some excellent books, Anna! I hope you enjoy them all :)

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh! You got the Inkheart series - can't wait to see what you think of them. How did I miss that 50% off sale? Well, maybe it's a good thing I did.

Sandy Nawrot said...

You had a good week! My daughter loves the Inkheart series. We haven't seen the movie yet, but will probably catch it soon! Boy, if I walk into a bookstore with that kinda sale, I do tend to overindulge. You just can't help yourself!

Serena said...

looks like some great books. I'm

Anna said...

Nymeth: Thanks! I know how much you enjoy Gaiman!

Bermudaonion: It'll probably take me awhile to read them all. They're huge, and I'll be reading them with The Girl. I heard about the sale through email. Couldn't pass that up!

Sandy: I thought the movie was great! I saw it with Serena and my daughter a few days before it was released. The premiere was packed, and my daughter never once took her eyes off the screen. I knew nothing about the books, and once I saw the movie, I knew I had to read them.

Serena: Well, you can always borrow them!

Sandra said...

I'm so glad you're going to read Memory, I really liked that memoir and reviewed it briefly at LT. Greg Iles is always good. The Vagrants and Sala's Gift sound good, I'll watch for your reviews. I only got two in my mailbox this week but very good ones, I hope. Happy reading.

Mari said...

Great books!

Here is my list:

Anna said...

Sandra: I'm glad to hear Memory is good! Thanks for letting me know!

Mari: Thanks for stopping by. I'll check out your post.

Anonymous said...

Ooo, I hope you like the Inkheart series! I still have to read the last two books myself, but I'm looking forward to seeing the movie (and then reading those books, of course).

- Anastasia

Anna said...

Anastasia: I hope so, too! The movie was great. I hope you enjoy it.

Kristi said...

Great snags from Doubleday - I have been trying to read Inkheart since the first of the year! It is good, but I have had too many arcs!

My post is here:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You're welcome, my friend!

Darlene said...

Wow, that's quite the list Anna. I really want to get back to the Cornelia Funke's books. I need to buy her newest one though. I can't wait to see what The Girl thinks of Coraline. I bet she won't be a scardy-cat like me. lol.

Anonymous said...


I'm delighted to find my own book on your terrific reading list.

Now, my fingers are crossed:

I hope you enjoy Sala's Gift.

Wendi said...

Oh wow - I saw Inkheart in the theater and loved it! Happy reading.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Anna said...

Kristi: Me, too! I'm playing catch up from last year. I'll be reading Inkheart with my daughter, so it'll take me awhile at any rate.

Susan: :)

Dar: The Girl wants to be scared! We're only on the third chapter, and she keeps asking when something is going to happen. I think it would take a lot to scare her in a book. We'll see...

Ann: Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I probably won't get to the book for a few months, but you'll see a review here when I'm finished.

Wendi: That was a great movie, wasn't it?

Michele said...

I still haven't gotten Inkdeath yet....from what I hear, you are in for a real treat!

Anna said...

Michele: I've seen mixed reviews, so I hope it's good!

Kathleen said...

Are you doing the Dream King Challenge? If you read Coraline and watch the movie you'll have fulfilled the challenge.

I just posted my MM. I'm a little late.

Alyce said...

My husband's not too thrilled with the stack of books on our floor either.

I thought that I had read Sala's Gift, but after reading the summary on amazon I realized that I hadn't. I think it's one I meant to read that slipped through the cracks. It's going onto my list now.

Anna said...

Callista: I'll look into that challenge. I decided not to participate in other challenges this year because I have my hands full with War Through the Generations, but I might give this one a go. Thanks for letting me know about it!

Alyce: At least I'm not the only one with a slightly annoyed hubby. LOL I hope you get a chance to read Sala's Gift. It looks good.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. Enjoy all those wonderful books!

Literary Feline said...

My husband's been giving me "the look" when he comes home to see new books. I could definitely use a new bookshelf or two as well.

I received The Vagrants recently too and am eager to read it. It sounds like it will be good.

I probably won't get to read Coraline anytime soon. I am not sure my husband is interested in seeing the movie in the theater and so it will probably be a rental for me.

Anna said...

Marcia: I plan on it. :) As always, thanks for hosting!

Literary Feline: Glad to know I'm not alone! The Vagrants looks good. Can't wait to hear what you think about it.