Monday, March 30, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- March 30

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was pretty uneventful, but there were a few family movies, a card game or two, and even some reading time. I was even in a pleasant mood for someone who missed her usual Sunday nap! ;) We're still without a home computer, so I'm still behind in blog reading. :( Hopefully that situation will be remedied soon.

Anyway, it was a pretty busy week for me mail-wise, not that my leaning towers of books needed more additions. Here's what I received:

The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri (via Shelf Awareness)

The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine (an unexpected package from Random House)

Finding Grace by Donna VanLiere (an unexpected package from Wesman PR)

Horrid Henry, Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine, Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy, and Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb by Francesca Simon (all from Sourcebooks)

Aesop's Fables
retold by John Cech (a contest win from Booking Mama...thanks, Julie!)

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (via Shelf Awareness)

The Shipwreck of a Nation: Germany: An Inside View by H. Peter Nennhaus (from the author)

Coventry by Helen Humphreys (from the publisher)

What books did you welcome into your home recently? Visit Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page to see what other people received. Thanks to Marcia for hosting!


Serena said...

I can't wait to see your thoughts on shanghai girls, etc. Happy reading...

Blodeuedd said...

I am really curious about Lacemakers and will be looking forward to that one :)

bermudaonion said...

I'm green with envy of you bloggers who get surprise packages! I'm hoping The Lacemakers of Glenmara will show up at my door this week.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I got Shanghai Girls last week too. I really want to read The Lacemaker of Glenmara and The Blue Notebook. You did good this week!

Bonnie said...

Great list Anna!! I got Lacemakers and Shanghai Girls as well. The Horrid Henry books look so cute. My son would have loved those but I think he may be a bit too old for them.

Darlene said...

Nice mailbox Anna. I really enjoyed Coventry. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

Julie P. said...

Lucky duck! I wanted the Lacemakers book!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to see what you think about Shanghai Girls!

Enjoy your books!
My mailbox is also up :-)

Melanie said...

Great list. Shanghi Girls and the Blue Notebook are both on my wish list.

Ti said...

There are so many in your list that I've had my eye on (Lacemakers, Shanghai, Blue Notebook). Enjoy them!

Kaye said...

I'm drooling over Lacemakers and Shanghai Girls. I think those two will really be great. Enjoy all your fabulous books. Unexpected packages are great BUT do you put the books ahead of others for review ? If publishers and agents expect a review of an unexpected arc, then I think it has to be on our schedule.

Kristen said...

I got Lacemakers and Shanghai Girls too. Both look really wonderful, don't they?

The Bookworm said...

sounds like you had a nice weekend :O)
great books in the mail! my leaning towers of books don't need anything else

Isabel said...

If you are in a bookgroup and decide to read Shanghai Girl, Lisa See might be available for a phone call-in.

Read one of my recent posts about her joining my group for Peony in Love.

She's fab!

Staci said...

I had to stop myself from slobbering on my computer screen as I was reading the titles you received...great haul!!

Alyce said...

Great books! I'm actually interested to see what the Horrid Henry books are like since I have two boys in my house. :)

Teddy Rose said...

Wow Anna, great haul! I so want Shanghai Girls by Lisa See! I also requested it through Shelf Awareness but because I'm in Canada, I don't know if I'll get it. I only get requested through self awareness granted every once in awhile.

Iliana said...

Isn't it terrible being without a computer? Hope you get yours sorted soon!

You got some very cool stuff though so at least you've got plenty to keep you busy :)

I want to read The Blue Notebook & Shanghai Girls!

Luanne said...

Unexpected parcels are wonderful!

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. After seeing 'The Blue Notebook' around the community I've added to my wish list. I've read 'Shanghai Girls'.

Anna said...

Serena: Hopefully I'll have them all reviewed soon.

Blodeuedd: I can't wait to read it myself.

Bermudaonion: I never thought I'd get surprise books in the mail. I'm not going to complain, though. ;)

Nicole: Thanks!

Red lady-Bonnie: The Horrid Henry books are funny! I'll be reviewing them soon.

Dar: Thanks!

Julie: I never expected I'd get it. I actually squealed when I opened the package.

Kathrin: Thanks! I can't wait to get a chance to read it.

Melanie: Don't they sound good? Hope you get a chance to read them, too.

Ti: Thanks!

Kaye: If I didn't agree to receive it, it goes to the bottom of my review pile. I don't mind receiving unexpected packages, but the other stuff has to come first.

Kristin: Totally! Hope you enjoy them!

Naida: Yeah, I don't really need more books either, but there are worse things I could be addicted to, right?

WorkingWords100: Thanks! I'll have to check it out.

Staci: I was drooling on the packages. LOL

Alyce: I'll be reviewing the Horrid Henry books soon. So far, I'm enjoying them and so is The Girl.

Teddy Rose: I've been lucky. I only signed up for Shelf Awareness a couple of weeks ago.

Iliana: I didn't realize how much I depended on my computer until it died. Hopefully, the problem will be solved soon. Right now, I'm at Serena's and her hubby is nice enough to let me borrow his laptop!

Luanne: Definitely.

Marcia: Thanks for hosting!