Monday, November 17, 2008

Mailbox Monday

Here are the books that have arrived in my house in the last 2 weeks:
Forever Lily by Beth Nonte Russell - I'd requested this one from Bostick but had given up on it (I don't get most of the ones I request, only the odd one here and there) but then it showed up last week. Yay! And the cover is adorable!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - Won from Natasha at Maw Books for participating in her Reading & Blogging for Darfur Project. Thank you Natasha!
Little Stories by Jeff Roberts - I've been really enjoying short stories lately so I'm looking forward to dipping into these. Many thanks to the author for sending it my way.
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran - Won in a giveaway at At Home With Books. Thank you so much Michelle! You may remember that I won chocolates from Michelle a couple of months ago, so I'm feeling a little guilty/greedy but mostly very lucky! And since I bought Nefertiti last month, now I'm all set.

What books have you got lately?
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  1. I will be interested to hear what you think of Forever Lily. I reviewed it on my blog, but you may want to read the review AFTER you read the book. I had a few very distinct opinions on this one!

  2. That's a nice little pile! I loved The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Hilarious book.

  3. BTW, I haven't found Bostick reliable, either, and I'm in the U.S.

  4. Stephanie - But your comment made me so curious that I went back to read it! I'm guessing I might have some of the same thoughts but don't worry I'm still interested to read it for myself. :)

    Nancy - I flipped through it and it looks really fun with the drawings and everything. BTW, that's good to know about Bostick. I assumed that it was because I was in Japan, that many authors or PR firms just didn't want to ship overseas. So I guess it's all just the luck of the draw then?

  5. Lots of books I'm curious about! Especially the Sherman Alexie. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

  6. I loved The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian when I read it earlier this year; you're in for a treat. And The Heretic Queen has been on my mental TBR list for awhile now, so I'll look forward to your review (although with so many books to choose from, I think I might wind up waiting awhile!). Happy reading :-)

  7. Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I too have 'Forever Lily'. Interesting Bostwick comments. I've never had any problems and actually got a book or two I didn't request. Hey, they probably belong to you guys. LOL

  8. I have Absolutely True Diary...on my TBR pile and I've really been wanting to read it. I got it last Christmas from Robin as part of my secret santa gift :) And I'm just seeing your Best of 2008 thing on your sidebar and I love your cover to Kafka on the Shore! Wish we had that one here :/

  9. I'm planning to read Sherman Alexie's book soon, too. Can't wait to hear what you think!

  10. We have gotten 2 of the same books this week. (Forever Lily and Little Stories)

    I haven't gotten all of the books I've requested from Bostick either. I'm thinking maybe they only send a set number of books out and it's First Come First Served and they just don't bother sending e-mails to those of us that didn't make the cut. Just a guess.

  11. Oh I'm a bit jealous, you have The Heretic Queen! :)

    I really enjoyed Nefertiti so I need to read this one and see what happens next. Enjoy your new books.

  12. Nymeth - It looks really good. I'm going to have to try to fit it in sometime soon-ish.

    Ashley - Now you're making me even more eager to read The Absolutely True Diary...! I have so many books that I'd like to be reading right now! Argh! ;)

    Marcia - LOL. Who knows? That's nice that you've had good luck with them though.

    Michelle - Thanks again! I'm very much looking forward to reading both of them. :)

    Chris - It's the UK paperback of Kafka on the Shore. I really like it too. The back cover has a tail! :P

    Gentle Reader - You'll probably get to it before I do, so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    Kylee - I usually don't get emails either, just the ones announcing the books. So I never know if I'll get a book until it shows up in my mailbox. I imagine there are a set number but it would be nice to know ahead of time. Oh well, suppose I shouldn't complain.

    Iliana - Thanks! I really lucked out on winning The Heretic Queen. I'm looking forward to reading Nefertiti, early in the new year hopefully.

  13. All your books sound interesting! Sorry it's taken me so long to do the rounds...

    My Mailbox Monday post is here.

  14. avisannschild - No need to apologize. I'm still really behind after my blog break. I'll catch up...someday. :P

  15. Sorry I'm just catching up in your posts! Things have been hectic for me lately!

    What great additions to your library! I have both Forever Lily and The Heretic Queen and I can't wait to read them! Looking forward to your reviews.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  16. Anna - I'm going to go catch up at your blog right away! Sorry I haven't been by yours either, so no need at all to apologize. I completely understand. I still haven't caught up after my blog break!
    I'm really looking forward to reading both Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen. Hopefully soon.


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