Monday, June 22, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- June 22

As always, a big thanks to Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday, where bookish folk talk about the books they received in the mail, purchased, or otherwise obtained during the past week.

I'm a bit late getting my post up today, but I'm exhausted from the weekend. We did our spring cleaning on Saturday -- one day before the official start of summer. Hey, at least we made the "deadline." :) I concentrated on the bedroom, organizing my desk, storing my yarn, and making space for all my books. Still haven't purchased a replacement bookshelf; we're hoping to replace a few pieces of furniture in the coming months and I want them to match. For Father's Day, Serena, The Girl, and I watched the men play softball, and they won their first game (just in time for the season to come to an end). Hooray!

Anyway, here are the books I received last week:

Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell (from Danielle Jackson at Sourcebooks)

Broken Birds: The Story of My Momila by Jeannette Katzir (from the author)

by Campbell Jeffries (from the author)

I couldn't find a link to this book anywhere online, but it has to do with Nazi war criminals living in Australia and a young boy who befriends them. It sounded like an interesting read for the WWII reading challenge.

Priceless Memories by Bob Barker (with Digby Diehl) (contest win from Books & Needlepoint)

My hubby can't wait to listen to this one on the way to the campground next week!

Finally, here are the Asian Heritage Month books I won at S. Krishna's Books:

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8. Lee

Strangers From a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki

Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love and the Search for Home by Kim Sunée

Transparency: Stories by Frances Hwang

Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

What books did you welcome into your home recently?


Serena said...

Can I just say I am jealous of those Asian books??!! Ok, jealous...and I will borrow some of them at some point! Great list...happy reading

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Wow you got a lot. mine

Vasilly said...

My mailbox looks a lot like yours. Happy reading.

Blodeuedd said...

Some interesting ones in there, and Mansell, yup should read more of her, cos I have sen her books in the library :)
happy reading

bermudaonion said...

I've got the Asian Heritage books too and think they look great!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ooh, you got some great titles!

Kristi said...

Wow. You've got some great books there! Thanks for linking to The Fortune Cookie Chronicles and Free Food for Millionaires. They both look fantastic and I put them on my TBR list. Thanks and enjoy your books!

Jo-Jo said...

These look like some great books Anna! At least you ladies got to see your guys win one game! lol

avisannschild said...

I love the cover for Transparency! No books for me this week... Enjoy yours!

gautami tripathy said...

Would love to know your thoughts about Broken Birds. It sure looks good to me.

Monday whereabouts

Staci said...

Your mailbox was very good to you!!! Love the Asian books you received. I grew up watching Bob Barker with my dad....can't wait to hear what your thoughts are on this one!

Book Escape said...

You got a lot of reading ahead of you. It seems like everyone got Millie's Fling (except for me!)

The Reading Momster said...

wow! plain jealous :)

Jeanne said...

I reviewed The Fortune Cookie Chronicles a while back. It's an interesting book.

Keyo said...

i won the same exact asian heritage books too..but from another place! :) happy reading..i m on the fortune cookie book as of now! :)

Anna said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my Mailbox!