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.