Monday, December 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday from my Secret Santa!

Thanks to Marcia of The Printed Page for starting the Mailbox Monday Meme that has us list the books that we received last week. Although Marcia isn't going to be hosting Mailbox Monday any longer, she set it up so different bloggers have the opportunity to host this meme for a month at a time. This month the host is Let Them Read Books and you can go to her blog to see what everyone else got last week or to play along.

The only book that I recently received in the mail was actually from my Secret Santa, Nonsuch Book.  Along with the fabulous book that she sent me I also received a box of chocolates...yum!

Here is the book I received:
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

I am so excited to sink my teeth into this book!  Thanks again Frances!  I hope you all have a wonderful week.  I planned on taking a few days off this week so I really don't know how often I will be reading blogs and updating mine.  The only day I work this week is Thursday, so the only thing that I know that I will be doing over the next few days is a little reading and probably watching Little House on the Prairie in the afternoon.  So was there anything fun in your mailbox?

12 comments:

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received for review The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

"I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth."

England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo—some say a mermaid is on board. A crowd forms, hoping to catch a glimpse of the magical creature. One crate after another is unpacked: a zebra, a leopard, and a baboon. There's no mermaid, but in the final two crates is something almost as magical—a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive.

Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases the elephants for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. Tom's family has long cared for horses, but an elephant is something different altogether. It takes time for Tom and the elephants to understand one another, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed.

The Elephant Keeper, the story of Tom and the elephants, in Tom's own words, moves from the green fields and woods of the English countryside to the dark streets and alleys of late-eighteenth-century London, reflecting both the beauty and the violence of the age. Nicholson's lush writing and deft storytelling complement a captivating tale of love and loyalty between one man and the two elephants that change the lives of all who meet them.

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

Not sure if I want to read or listen to this one. Either way I intend to get to it eventually. Enjoy your book.

bermudaonion said...

It's hard to beat a book and chocolate! I hope you enjoy both.

Lady Q said...

What a great Secret Santa! Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

Amy said...

Enjoy your wonderful gift from Frances, and the delicious chocolates! I look forward to your review.

Have a wonderful week!
~ Amy

Mystica said...

Enjoy the book!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I hope you enjoy your new book. Chocolates are always a hit! Have a nice relaxing week!

Mary said...

Hope you enjoy the book AND the chocolates :-)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Way to go! It is a good one too!

gautami tripathy said...

You got a great novel!

Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading? post!

Veens said...

That is definitely a good one~ I hope you enjoy your chocolates too :)

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I have The Corrections on my TBR shelf; I hope you like Freedom!