Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Mailbox


The first half of the week saw my mailbox yawning like an empty cavern (well, an empty cavern spitting bills at us, of course). But the second half of the week a few books arrived, cheering me up immensely.

First from Spiegel & Grau came The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine. The story of an Indian girl sold into sexual slavery who keeps a diary of her experience, this promises to be a difficult read but I've already heard good things about it so as odd as it seems, I am looking forward to reading it.

Then from Hatchette Book Group came Houston, We Have a Problema by Gwendolyn Zepeda. I'm still a bit baffled by this one as I received a copy (actually, two) of it two months ago and have already read and reviewed it. But an extra copy never goes amiss when you are contemplating an international giveaway, right?

Lastly, author Elizabeth Wix sent me a copy ofher novel A Fortunate Child. This is the story of a child born to a German mother just after WWII and adopted by an English mother. You can see more about the book on Elizabeth's website.

As always, if you want to see what others found in their mailboxes this past week, check out Marcia's blog at The Printed Page. And don't forget to stop by below and enter my massive book giveaway!

16 comments:

  1. They sound like good books. Enjoy!

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  2. Look like good books; esp the first and last

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  3. Look like good books; esp the first and last

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  4. The Levine book is sure about a horrible subject, but needs to be read.

    Enjoy your books

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  5. Wow, those books sound interesting :-) Enjoy them!

    My mailbox is here, btw :-)

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  6. They sound good!

    Happy Reading!

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  7. A Fortunate Child is one that I want to read!

    I can't wait to get started on The Blue Notebook myself.

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  8. A Fortunate Child sounds very intriguing. Happy reading!

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  9. I have The Blue Notebook, too. It sounds good. Enjoy your new books.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  10. You had a good week. A Fortunate Child sounds like my kind of book.

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  11. I envy you! I only got one book!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  12. I received The Blue Notebook today - the cover is beautiful.

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  13. Coming home from work to check my mailbox is a highight of the day :-)

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