Monday, September 14, 2009

Mailbox Monday

I cleaned off my desk this week and filing away the myriad stacks of books has made the small stack that came in my mailbox seem even smaller but at the risk of sounding like a broken record, this is a good thing for me. This past week's mailbox arrivals include:

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin came from the publisher via Shelf Awareness.
I am alternately fascinated and appalled by Lewis Carroll's relationship to the young girls in his life. This novelization of who Alice Liddell grew up to be intrigues me no end.

Seeing Things by Patti Hill is from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers prgram.
Each month I eagerly read through the listed offerings for the site, carefully consider which to request, and then cross my fingers that I will get lucky enough to win one or more of the chosen few. Some months I get nothing. This month I lucked out and got this one.

House and Home by Kathleen McCleary was a contest win from Book Club Classics.
Who doesn't love to win books? Especially really appealing books! I have spent my life moving around so might be the last person on earth to understand the tug of a house on a person's emotions except for the fact that my family has a cottage that has been in the family for almost 90 years and that small house is and always has been my anchor.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. I'm curious to see what you think about Seeing Things; Hill. I'd like to read it but a few people did not seem to enjoy it????

  2. Alice I Have Been is pretty good, I hope you enjoy it!!

  3. I got Alice I Have Been too and I can't wait to read it. I'm jealous of your House & Home win!

  4. I like your list! I think I was one of requesters who lost out on Seeing Things ;)

    here's my list

  5. They sound interesting :D
    Happy reading, I am very curious about the first one

  6. I received Alice I have Been too, but haven't started it yet. I want to learn abit about the real Alice first I think.

    Here is my Monday post

  7. I love the cover of Seeing Things. You have a nice selection this week. Happy reading! Here's my Mailbox

  8. All three look like good books - esp. Alice! Enjoy :)

  9. LOL that is funny how close our past weeks reading list was. It looks like you have a great list ahead too.

  10. I'm crossing my fingers that I get a copy of Alice. . . it sounds like a fun book. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  11. Alice I Have Been sounds really good. I think I'm going to place that into my wish list.

  12. The Alice book sounds really good. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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