Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- October 26

I'm still recovering from Read-a-Thon exhaustion, so I'm a day late in posting Mailbox Monday.  Before I tell you what goodies were in my mailbox last week, I just want to let everyone waiting for a book from one of my BBAW giveaways to know that I'm preparing the packages to be shipped.  My life has been crazy and hectic, and funds have been a bit tight, but they will all be mailed out during the next few weeks.  I apologize and thank you for being so patient.

Anyway...I received several books last week -- only 2 review copies, a gift, and some contest wins.

The Pet Lovers bundle of books from BBAW, courtesy of HarperCollins:

Marley & Me:  Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen

Modoc:  The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer

Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond

Two books for review:

Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam (from Random House)

The Last Furlough:  The Letters of Paul Claudius 1943-1944 by Jack R. Meister and Erika Wolfe (from Erika Wolfe, the daughter of Paul Claudius)

And a gift from my buddy Serena:

Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates

I also received a few goodies from Reading Comforta lap blanket, a book weight, and an elastic bookmark with ribbons to mark my place.  I'll been enjoying them so far, as much as I enjoy my Book Buddy.  Look for my review soon!

The Girl even received a few bookish goodies this week:

I won the James Patterson prize pack from Missy's Book Nook!  I passed the books onto The Girl, who was thrilled.

Maximum Ride:  The Angel Experiment
Maximum Ride:  School's Out -- Forever
Maximum Ride:  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
Maximum Ride:  The Final Warning
Maximum Ride:  Max
Maximum Ride:  The Manga, Vol. 1
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
Daniel X:  Watch the Skies

And she also bought two books with a gift card she'd been saving:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

Bone:  Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith

What books did you welcome into your home recently?

Thanks to Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday, where bookworms share the books they received in the mail or otherwise obtained over the last week.


Serena said...

Holy CRAP! You rocked this week!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, what a great week!!! The Pet Lovers bundle alone is awesome. I need to check out Reading Comfort's lap blanket.

Jo-Jo said...

Wow! You received quite a load of books. I'm looking forward to reading Racing in the Rain myself.

Blodeuedd said...

Great week for you Anna :)

Staci said...

You won some great stuff!! There are so many in that pet bundle that I WANT!!! I bought Riding Lessons for like 3.00 at B&N but all of the others I've been coveting like mad!! The Girl spent her $$ wisely!!

Melody said...

Wow, looks like a great week for you! Happy reading! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great list. I hope you and The Girl enjoy them.

Iliana said...

Ooh, great stuff. And, isn't it crazy how Joyce Carol Oates always seems to have a new book out? I hadn't heard of this one but I'll have to be on the look out for it.

Hope life is getting a bit more calm for you - totally know what you mean! I'm slowly trying to catch up on my blog reading :)

Anna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my mailbox. I really appreciate it!

~Iliana: Not any calmer, but I'm relatively happy. I think I'll always be trying to catch up. ;)