Monday, November 9, 2009

Mailbox Monday

When I received a package from Botswana today, practically covered with colorful stamps, I knew in a flash that I had to do a Mailbox Monday post.  Every week Marcia from The Printed Page hosts Mailbox Monday.  I've never done this meme before, although I've often commented on others' Mailbox Monday posts.

In the package was An African Tale, which was sent to me by the author, Enna Neru.  I've been intrigued by Botswana ever since I started reading The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.  The other book, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, which I'd ordered from an Amazon.com marketplace seller, also arrived today, and has been recommended to me by many.


22 comments:

  1. Number the Stars is a wonderful book! An African Tale looks excellent, too.

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  2. You weren't kidding about all the stamps LOL! The books look great! Happy reading!

    xoxo~ Renee

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  3. How cool that you received a book from Botswana...I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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  4. It looks like you got 2 great books! I love the shot with the mailing envelope in it!

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  5. Those books sound great! And thanks for sharing the pic; I love that envelope! :P

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  6. What a wonderful surprise! And I love the shot of the mailing envelope too! Enjoy!

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  7. You will love Number the Stars. It's very exciting. The other one looks good too. Let us know if it is.

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  8. I also received a package from Botswana today covered in stamps. Mine were blue. The package made my day today. I think it's the first time I received mail from there.

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  9. Number the Stars is a very good book- I learned quite a bit about Denmark in WWII while reading it-I enjoyed the pic of the package also

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  10. Wowwwwww! That's so NICE Suko! I love that stamped cover and I love the cover of the 2nd book too!

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  11. Wow look at all the stamps!! It must've been very expensive to send the package over there :)

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  12. I want Number With The Stars. It looks so good.

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  13. great books in the mail Suko :) I like the colorful stamps :)

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  14. I love that stamp-covered envelope. Great keepsake. I look forward to your thoughts on Number the Stars. I thought it was really good.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  15. I used to read Number The Stars to my class every year. It's my favorite book of Lois Lowry's, and it's so suspenseful! A few parents were worried about me bringing up WWII issues, as their children were young (third grade) so I've stopped, but it is an outstanding book. It's certainly worth reading for every child fifth grade or higher.

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  16. Congrats on receiving your 2 books, loving the photo.
    Looking forward to your review on An African Tale. Have a great weekend :)

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  17. I always love looking at everyone's mailbox and seeing what new books have mede it onto their shelves! These both look great, and I will be looking forward to your reviews! I hope you participate in this meme more often!!

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  18. Thanks for taking a few moments to comment on my first Mailbox Monday. Like many of you, I get a lot of books in the mail from a variety of sources, but I didn't intend to do this meme until I saw the package from Botswana.

    More comments are welcomed as always.

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  19. You got some great books. Happy first Mailbox Monday. I hope you've had a great reading week.

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  20. Oooo, I love all those stamps! That looks like a great book.

    My daughter read Number the Stars last year in the 6th grade. Loved it.

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