Monday, May 11, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- May 11

Hope all you mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. I enjoyed a relaxing, lazy day filled with movies, games, reading, and watching my husband do the laundry for me. Too bad it's all over. :(

Now it's time for another Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page, where we share the books we received in the mail for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the last week.

I'm being very selective with review copies and avoiding the book store these days, but I still managed to receive 4 books:

A Girl's Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Greig (from Tony Viardo at BlueDot Literacy)

Mating Rituals of the North American WASP
by Lauren Lipton (for a Hachette Early Birds Blog Tour later this month)

Tea & Other Ayama Na Tales by Eleanor Bluestein (a contest win from Savvy Verse & Wit...thanks, Serena!)

Bloody Good
by Georgia Evans, the first in a paranormal trilogy set in England during WWII with Nazi vampires. There was no way I could turn down this book! (from Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting)

What books have you welcomed into your home recently?


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Anna...some of these titles sound too funny; hope u enjoy the books.

Teddyree said...

Bloody Good sounds wickedly good!
Happy reading :-)

Serena said...

Hmm, these books look very familiar! LOL Happy reading.

bermudaonion said...

So glad you had such a nice Mother's Day. I'm doing the Mating Rituals tour too.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Wow, these books are making their rounds. Can't wait to hear about them!

Bonnie said...

Mating Rituals looks good. I'm not doing the tour and will be checking out the reviews.

The Bookworm said...

great books in the mail this week, enjoy them :)

avisannschild said...

I'm curious to hear what you think of Bloody Good in particular! Enjoy your books!

Kristen said...

Girls Guide and Mating Rituals both look great. Makes me sorry I didn't sign up for the tour. ::sigh:: Ah well. next time!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I haven't heard of "Girls Guide...". I'll watch for reviews. Enjoy!

Kaye said...

Are you reading Bloody Good for the WWII challenge?? Lol!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh they all look like interesting editions to your library!

I hope Mating Rituals proves to be a good book, since we are both on the tour ;)

Toni said...

OMG. your mailbox is wonderful.. what a good lot of books!!!

Blodeuedd said...

Bloody good looks bloody good ;)
happy reading

Mari said...

The Mating Rituals one sounds interesting. :)

Nicole said...

Bloody Good sounds just that! I can't wait to hear what you think!

Unknown said...

I don't think I could turn down a book on Nazi vampires either!

Dawn said...

Happy Late Mother's Day Anna! I'm so glad you had a nice relaxing day! :) You sure deserve it!

Can't wait to read your reviews on these, some do seem pretty interesting!

Take care!

Wendi said...

Love your covers Anna! Especially A Girl's Guide. :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Teddy Rose said...

Tea & Other Ayama Na Talesis one the I want to read. The reviews have been quite positive.

Anna said...

Diane: Me, too. Thanks!

Teddyree: Thanks! Can't wait to read that one.

Serena: I'm glad when we get a lot of the same books. That means more lunchtime discussions!

Bermudaonion: I'm looking forward to your tour post.

Sandy: I noticed that, too!

Red lady-Bonnie: I Mating Rituals sounds interesting to you, I'll be doing a giveaway with my tour post.

Naida: Thanks!

avisannschild: I'll be reviewing it in early June.

Kristen: Yup, there are more tours on the horizon!

Mary: Thanks!

Kaye: How did you guess? LOL

jessica.marie: I'm looking forward to your tour post.

Toni: Thanks! I was quite lucky last week.

Blodeuedd: LOL I thought that one would get your attention.

Mari: I think so, too.

Nicole: My review will be up in early June. I'm hoping I like it because it's the first of three.

Janel: I'm glad I'm not the only one. My husband thought I was weird when the book description made me so excited.

Dawn: Thanks!

Wendi: Thanks! I'll check out your mailbox soon.

Teddy Rose: Serena told me about a few of the stories, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Darlene said...

Looks like some good books Anna. Looks like we'll be doing another blog tour together.

Anna said...

Dar: I like when we're on the same tours so I can see what you think about these books. I'm looking forward to your post!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

These are all new titles to me. I look forward to seeing what you think.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'll have to look into getting Bloody Good! Love those vampire books!

Anna said...

CherryBlossomMJ: I should be caught up with these by the end of summer.

Ladytink: I'm reading Bloody Good right now, and it's entertaining. Not great literature or anything, but I've had a few laughs already. :)