This past week saw a number of new books come into my house, only a small portion of them through the mail. But on the off chance my husband reads my blog, I'm not going to admit to all of my new purchases (you can always check LibraryThing for my recent activity if you really want to know how unrestrained I was in the bookstore), instead only admitting to the books that arrived via USPS and UPS. Of course, I know he actually looks at the bills rather than the ever present stacks, but at least when books arrived via mail, I can act surprised and innocent. So this is what arrived last week:
Viva Cisco by Patrick Shannon
This came thanks to Bostick and has intrigued my youngest son, who chooses all of his books by the cover. Obviously parrots rock his world.
The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
This is going to be a book tour book later in the summer. And speaking of covers, I am a total sucker for covers that have books or bookish related images on them.
Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
I'm more a dog person than a cat person but having once had a lovely cat named Peek-a-Boo who only had one eye (yeah, sarcastic people should never be allowed to name pets), this story of a feisty, blind kitten made my wishlist.
This Lovely Life by Vicki Forman
Memoirs have really drawn me lately and despite my own failings as a mother, I still like to read about other, better parents.
The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
This one might possibly be a bookclub pick later in the year so I'm trying to get ahead of the game.
As always, if you'd like to check out the goodies that other people found in their mailboxes, check out The Printed Page where Marcia kindly hosts this meme every week.