Monday, November 03, 2008

Mailbox Monday (and giveaways)

I usually mention my recent book acquisitions in my Sunday Salon posts but instead I've decided to join in Mailbox Monday, started by Marcia at The Printed Page. So here are the books that arrived in the post over the last week. Most of them are from my recent Book Depository order and books that I heard about, in some cases many times, from other bloggers. I wish I could read all of them right now!
In the Woods by Tana French
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
Austenland by Shannon Hale
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Lighting the Dark Side by William R. Potter (from the author for a Pump Up Your Book Promotion Blog Tour later this month)

Some giveaways to check out if you haven't already:
Booklorn - Where Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman (International)
Literarily - The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman (not specified)
Savvy Verse and Wit - Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe (1 US/Canada, 1 International)
she reads and reads - The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (US/Canada)
Fresh Ink Books - Guernica by Dave Boling (2 copies- International)
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'? - Signed copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (International)
Stone Soup - any book under $25 (International)


  1. A nice haul. I really want to read In the Woods, I've heard it's very good. I do Mailbox Mondays now too.

  2. My review (and giveaway) of Guernica by Dave Boling is now posted.

  3. Welcome to Mailbox Monday!! I'd love to read Nefertitti - I've got Michelle's second book the Heretic Queen.

    :) Wendi
    Here's my Mailbox!

  4. Great picture! I've read the first three and enjoyed them all. Happy reading!

  5. Welcome to Mailbox Monday and thanks for mentioning my giveaway! Looks like you got a bunch of good ones this past week! I'm dying to read the Tana French book...

  6. Oh yay! The Graveyard Book! So did you start it yet? ;)

  7. What great books! I loved Nefertiti! Looking forward to your reviews.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  8. I've read In the Woods and Nefertiti, so I'm looking forward to your reviews on them. I have to say though, I am jealous that you have The Graveyard Book. It looks like such a great read.

    ~ Popin

  9. Sandra - I've heard so many good things about In the Woods, I could no longer resist! Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway, I've added it above.

    Wendi B. - Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading Nefertiti. Everyone seems to love it! :)

    Stephanie - Thanks! I really wish I could read all of them right now! But I have some others I really should read first.

    avisannschild - Me too! I think this pile of books is going to play havoc with my reading plans for November!

    Chris - Not yet, although I'm very tempted. :P

    Anna - I've heard so much about Michelle's books on various blogs, I can't wait to finally read it for myself.

    Popin - I may have to squeeze it in sometime this month. It does sound great!

  10. You won on my blog by the way. Just so you know.

  11. daydream - How fun! Thanks for letting me know. :)

  12. What a great selection. I've heard lots of good things about The Woods and have just put a hold on it at my library. I'm not usually into psychological thrillers but I've heard so many good things I thought I would give it a go.

  13. Karen - I know what you mean, I've heard so many good things about In the Woods too. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

  14. I love to look at books, even if they aren't mine :P
    I have THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER here from the library. I am trying to expand my reading habits, I am reading a supernatural novel by Tim Powers THREE DAYS TO NEVER, Nymeth inspired me to try this genre. So far very good :)

  15. Sylvie - Oh, lucky you! The Heretic's Daughter is another one that I've heard such great things about. I've tried to win a copy but no luck so I'll just wait until it comes out in paperback. Enjoy! :)

  16. Ooh I see 3 books in your stack that I've read and really enjoyed. I really want to get The Graveyard Book as everyone is raving about it - I'm sure it'll be great fun.

  17. Iliana - Well I know for sure I first heard about In the Woods and French Milk from you! :P

  18. What a terrific pile of books! Have fun reading. :)

  19. Thanks Nancy. I still have them piled up near my desk and they're very tempting! :P

  20. Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. I've just added 'Into the Woods' by Tana French to my MM wish list.

  21. I do hope you enjoy Nefertiti, Nat. It's such a good book. I am looking forward to reading both In the Woods and The Graveyard book one of these days.

  22. Marcia - And thank you for visiting. :)

    Wendy - I'd heard of Nefertiti but I think it was your review that pushed it from my general wishlist to 'must buy soon'! :P
    And I was lucky enough to win a copy of The Heretic Queen recently so now I'm all set!
    In the Woods and The Graveyard Book both look so good too! I really want to read them all right now!


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