Monday, April 12, 2010

Mailbox Monday-April 12

Thanks to Marcia of The Printed Page for hosting the Mailbox Monday Meme that has us list the books that we received last week. You can go to her blog to see what everyone else got last week or to play along.
Since I missed last week's Mailbox Monday I get to share the books that came into my house for the last couple of weeks:
The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Local News by Miriam Gershow

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (audiobook)

And then I received the following books from the bargain bookstore:

Who By Fire by Diana Spechler

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

And then from Barnes and Noble I purchased:
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Well that is quite a haul for me and considering The Passage is a pretty big book. I think I will have to probably start turning down review requests for the next couple of months!  So what was in your mailbox?

18 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

The Barry book, that one I do wnna read

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, I've heard both The Passage and We Need to Talk About Kevin are amazing! I really enjoyed The Swan Thieves. Happy reading!

Mary said...

They all look good. I read Ellen Foster a long time ago and liked it. Have a great week!

Liz said...

I (sadly) missed a public library's book sale -- next town north -- over the weekend. I just forgot about it and I sure was kicking myself after I realized it. Love going to used book sales! And library ones are great. My oldest daughter and I never fail to go to our library's big sale every June. My husband keeps wanting us to throw some books out, and we just look at him as though he were deranged...

My book right now is a love story set in the Great Depression, "Dear Bob, Dear Betty" by Elizabeth Catherine Wright, the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright. It's a sequence of actual letters saved by her parents and discovered by her. She has more than just the actual letters, of course. She sets the stage and refers to what's going on at the time, etc. Very well done, and so interesting, given who Frank Lloyd Wright is. Very enjoyable.

Happy Monday!

Anna said...

I enjoyed Who By Fire and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Enjoy your new books!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

gautami tripathy said...

Awesome books!

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April said...

Great books! I loved The Lace Reader!! I listened to it last year and really enjoyed it! Enjoy!

Here are mine:

http://cafeofdreams.blogspot.com/2010/04/mailbox-monday-412.html

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

You had a great mailbox week! The Passage seems to be in quite a few mailboxes. The Local News looks interesting. Enjoy!

Missy B. said...

I want to read The Passage. You've got some good books to choose from!

Ti said...

Wow!! You received a lot of good ones. I received The Passage too and by the size of it, I should start reading it soon.

avisannschild said...

I've read and enjoyed The Local News and The Lace Reader and have Who by Fire on my TBR pile. Enjoy your books!

Booksnyc said...

I have been meaning to read a Lionel Shriver book for a while - I hear We Need To Talk About Kevin is one of her best - enjoy!

Diane said...

WOW; lucky you--they all look great but I am especially envious of Passages. enjoy

Serena said...

The Lace Reader is fantastic. I hope you enjoy your books!

Darlene said...

That's quite the mailbox! Lots of good books. I got The Passage as well - it's a chunkster.

Esme said...

I just finished the Swan Thieves, Have The Passage and wanted to read Local News. When is your vacation?

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

You got some good ones!

Happy Reading!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

You got some good ones!

Happy Reading!