Sunday, December 20, 2009

In My Mailbox - December 20


This is my first week as a participant in Story Siren's and The Printed Page's weekly memes, "In My Mailbox"/"Mailbox Monday".  Thanks to any fellow participants who stop by The Calico Critic!  I'll do my best to get around to as many of your sites as I can this week.

As far as my mailbox...I'm getting very spoiled! All sorts of things arrived this week.  It won't be long before I'll need a new bookshelf!  Here are all the lovely things that have come in since December 13th:








  • Leviathan - Prize from the Book Love Affair blog's contest.  The artwork alone won me over on this one.  Very excited about disappearing into this world.
  • How to Teach Physics to Your Dog - Sent over by Scribner/Simon & Schuster.  I'm a bit of a science geek and an animal lover.  This one just looked fun and interesting!
  • Hester: A Novel - Sent over by St. Martin's Press.  I've been enjoying lots of Jane Austen sequels and I thought this (along with Deborah Noyes' Angel & Apostle) looked interesting.  A sequel to Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
  • The Bread of Angels - Sent over by Doubleday/Random House.  A true story about a woman who goes to Damascus to study the role of Jesus in Islam.  As Stephanie studies, she also falls in love with Frederic, a young French novice monk.  What will he choose: his monkhood or a romance with Stephanie?
  • Me & Mr. Darcy - I bought this in the Bargain Books section of the Vero Beach Book Center. Discovered a year ago (but not bought- over my limit!) in Winston-Salem's Ed McKay used book store, I was thrilled to be able to get my hands on it this year. Although it's used, it's in great condition!
  • Mr. Knightley's Diary - Also bought in the Bargain Books section at the Book Center. It looks brand new, aside from the "used" mark on the bottom of the book.
  • The Maze Runner - Prize from Alessandra of Out of the Blue.  I highly enjoyed The Hunger Games and Catching Fire this year.  The Maze Runner has received alot of buzz this year, and it's been touted as the type of book that Hunger Games fans would enjoy.  I've deliberately avoided reading too much about this story and want to remain as spoiler-free as possible until I read it.  I suspect that it will be devoured rather quickly!

That may not look like alot to some of you more experienced bloggers, but I've never had anything like this!  So many good books to read.  My television must be beginning to think I don't love it any more!

Thanks to all the contest hosts and publishers who sent these things my way.  I'll be sure to let you know when reviews are up, and many will be passed on for others to enjoy.

24 comments:

  1. Me and Mr Darcy is pretty good!
    I love books my Amanda Grange. I haven't read Mr Knightley's Diary yet, I hope you will review it!

    Happy reading and Happy Holidays! :)

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  2. Milka:

    Thanks for stopping by! I haven't read any Amanda Grange books yet, and I'm glad to year that Me and Mr. Darcy is something I'll probably enjoy. And oh yes, I'll definitely post reviews!

    Merry Christmas!

    Laura

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  3. Oooh, what a haul! I'm particularly interested in Hester. Can't wait for that one ~

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  4. I only got the 5th part of the graphic novel so I must find the first four parts from somewhere. I don't want to ruin the reading experience and start from the last part. :DD

    Me and Mr. Darcy is one of those books I've read a couple of times because it is really good. I have Mr Darcy's Diary and Edmund Bertram's diary by Amanda Grange and both of those have been amazing. Also Mr Darcy's Diary by Maya Slater is really good. :)

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  5. Good haul there Laura!! I got quite a few last week also.
    Happy Holidays!!

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  6. Stephanie: I'll definitely post a review of that one, as it was sent to me by a publisher. I'll send out a tweet whenever I get it done! (@LHartness on Twitter)

    Milka: If you want to get the entire P&P graphic novel, this is the one on my wishlist, which is all of the parts in one volume:

    P&P Graphic Novel

    Laura

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  7. CelticLady:

    Thanks for stopping by! I'll go check out your haul, too...

    Laura

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  8. What a nice selection of books. I hope you enjoy them all. Seeing all the blogs that have The Maze Runner makes me want to read it too. I'll have to check Amazon. Happy reading!

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  9. Kathy:

    While I'm not promising anything and I have no clue when it would happen, a giveaway of my copy of The Maze Runner is highly probable in the future!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I am thoroughly intrigued by the title How to Teach Physics to Your Dog. Enjoy all your great books!

    Here's mine

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  11. The Bread of Angels sounds interesting. Have a great reading week.

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  12. I'm drooling over your fantastic pile of books! Happy reading!

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  13. Katy:

    Yes, me too! I can't read fast enough. Hopefully I can get them finished and offer at least a couple of them up as giveaways in the future!

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  14. Leviathan is fantastic and The Maze Runner looks fantastic too. Happy reading!

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  15. I love the title How to Teach Your Dog Physics. Enjoy!

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  16. LOL at the How to Teach your dogs Physics. I have two Labrador retrievers and would love to see that happen!

    Happy Reading & welcome to Mailbox Mondays!

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  17. Ahh these all look so lovely! Happy reading! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  18. DCMetroreader: I'll be sure to post a review of the Dog Physics book, and hopefully I'll be able to part with it and offer it up as a giveaway!

    Alayne: Thanks for stopping by-- I'll go check out your blog, too!

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  19. Hey Gator Fan! Thanks for stopping by. Keep in touch with the blog, because I'm going to try to part ways with The Maze Runner in a giveaway after I finish it and post my review.

    Go Gators!

    Laura

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  20. "Me & Mr. Darcy" was a lot of fun! Hope you enjoy it, too. Happy reading!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  21. Anna: I keep hearing that! Looking forward to it, and I'll certainly post a review.

    Thanks for stopping by-- I'm going to go check out your blog as well!

    Laura

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  22. Great books!

    Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

    Happy Holidays!

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  23. Laura:

    You got a great haul this week! I hope you had fun in Florida (I'm in Vero Beach), and thanks for stopping by!

    Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

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