Monday, April 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- April 13

Happy Monday everyone! Hope those who celebrated had a wonderful Easter. We spent the day with Serena and her hubby, eating a delicious roast and playing Clue, Cranium, and Scrabble. It didn't take too long for The Girl to be bored with Scrabble, though; she is a bit young for it. She won at Clue once and helped the girls win Cranium twice. Those boys didn't stand a chance. :)

On Saturday, Serena and I went to the Conversations & Connections writing conference in Washington, D.C., and we had a blast. Look for my conference post later this week.


Now, it's time for Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, where we catalog the books welcomed into our homes during the last week. Here's what I received:

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch (from Hachette)

Follow Me by Joanna Scott (from Hachette for an Early Birds Blog Tour later this month)

Life: The American Journal of Barack Obama (contest win from Cafe of Dreams...thanks, April!)

East Garrison by G.M. Weger (from Phenix & Phenix)

Precious by Sandra Novack (from the author for a TLC Book Tour next month)

Slipping the Moorings by Susan McCallum-Smith (which I picked up at the writer's conference and had it signed by the author!)

What books did you welcome home recently?


bermudaonion said...

You got a lot of good looking books. I'm doing the Follow Me tour too.

Blodeuedd said...

Fun week for you there :D
Happy reading

Unknown said...

Enjoy your books, Anna!
Mine is up!

Julie P. said...

Good haul!

Lenore Appelhans said...

I'm excited about the Follow Me tour. I'm not involved, but I can't wait to see how everyone likes it.

Kristen said...

I'm anxiously awaiting my Girls in Trucks as well. Maybe today?!

My mailbox is here.

Serena said...

Those are some of the same books I got, though no East Garrison for me!

Staci said...

Sounds like a great list!! I'm curious about Follow Me...looking forward to your review on that. Sounds like you had a great Easter!! Can't wait to read your post about the C&C writing conference...sounds cool!!!

Bonnie said...

I am doing the Follow Me and Precious tours as well. Looking forward to hearing about your writing conference. How nice that you could go with a friend and fellow blogger, Serena! Looking forward to your post about it.

Ti said...

I think it's great that you got to hang out with Serena! I can't wait to read your post about the writer's conference.

Alyce said...

It sounds like you guys had a fun and busy weekend!

Darlene said...

Great mailbox Anna; we got a couple of the same ones coming up.

The Bookworm said...

sounds like you had a nice time, scrabble is lots of fun :O)
great books in the mail!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Looks like some good titles.

Anna said...

Bermudaonion: That's great! Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

Blodeuedd: Thanks!

Kathrin: Thanks! I'll be checking out yours soon.

Julie: Thanks!

Lenore: I'll be holding a big giveaway as part of the tour, so stay tuned.

Kristen: I hope you get it soon!

Serena: Hmm...maybe you should email her.

Staci: I think I'll be posting it on Thursday. I haven't had time since the conference to put my thoughts into words.

Red lady-Bonnie: It was nice that I didn't have to go alone. I'm looking forward to your tour posts.

Ti: I'm lucky that I get to hang out with Serena all the time. :)

Alyce: Definitely busy! I'm exhausted and I can't wait for the coming weekend so I can finally relax.

Dar: I'm looking forward to your posts. I think my computer problems will be solved very soon. :)

Naida: I enjoy Scrabble, but Cranium was the most fun. Especially when we whip the boys' butts! ;)

Mary: Thanks!

Marie Cloutier said...

Girls in Trucks is one I keep seeing around. I look forward to your review! :-)

Nicole said...

You've got lots of reading ahead of you.

I got an Emily Giffin book from bookmooch and an advance reader copy of The Strain. Something a little different, but good!!

Literary Feline said...

I enjoy seeing what everyone got in their mailboxes recently. :-) I received a copy of Precious too and am looking forward to reading it for the tour.

Anna said...

Marie: I hope to read it soon!

Nicole: I have a few Emily Giffin books on my shelf but haven't read any of them yet. The Strain sounds interesting. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

Literary Feline: I'm looking forward to your tour date!

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Enjoy your books!

Anna said...

Marcia: Thanks for hosting!