Monday, May 3, 2010

Just Another Mailbox Monday



























My mailbox pales in comparison to certain book bloggers out there (you know who you are), but I'm not complaining. I already have more than my share of books, and countless books to be read. (I'd also go a little crazy if I had to add more links or book covers to this post!)

Four tempting books arrived recently in the mail. Secret Daughterby Shilpi Somaya Gowda arrived compliments of HarperCollins. "Dr. Bill", William L. Smith, sent me his new book, Back to the Homeplace. Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoirby Wendy Burden arrived from Lisa from TLC, for an online discussion group I'm participating in later this month. I couldn't resist getting The Likenessby Tana French. After reading about the book on Stephanie's Written Word, I ordered it from an Amazon.com marketplace seller, who sent it to me very promptly.

Hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page, Mailbox Monday is one of my favorite memes, where readers share the books they've recently acquired. Feel free to join in the fun, but be forewarned: "Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists". What books arrived in your home recently, by mail or from elsewhere?

27 comments:

  1. I have not read anything by Tana French so I will keep an eye out for your thoughts on The Likeness. Enjoy all your new reads!

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  2. Enjoy all your wonderful books that you received.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

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  3. I just finished Dead End gene Pool and found it a very difficult read to get through. It was just really bizarre and sad. I hope that you have a better time with it than I did!! I also just bought a copy of The Likeness after reading Steph's wonderful review, and I am really excited to get caught up in it!! enjoy your new books and happy reading!

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  4. I've seen Back To The Homeplace on a few blogs lately. They all look good!

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  5. Happy reading!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/05/mailbox-weekly.html

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  6. I've read great reviews for Secret Daughter!

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  7. Dead End Gene Pool has been popping up a lot lately. It looks like one I may enjoy.

    Here is my MM list on Rose City Reader.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have an interesting collection of books here :-)

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  9. Looks like some interesting books. Happy Reading!!

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  10. All of your books look good! I'm doing the Dead End Gene Pool discussion too - it should be lots of fun!

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  11. I think Secret Daughter looks fabulous! Enjoy!

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  12. Suko, Secret Daughter looks good and sounds like something I'd like. Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Suko! I wrote this in response to your comment, but thought I'd say it here as well--you will LOVE 'The Likeness.' It is one of my favorite books EVER. French is a truly talented writer. When you tackle this one, try her first novel, 'The Woods.' She's really good.

    For all others--check out my list on my blog.

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  14. I'm really envious of The Likeness, hope you enjoy it.

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  15. The Likeness is supposed to be good. Happy reading

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  16. I need to start doing this meme. Maybe tonight, if I can find time. I'm playing catch up while the Internet is running and doing some commenting tonight (then reading! :D).

    I personally can't stop buying books. My TBR list takes me nearly to the end of this year and possibly even into the next, but I keep adding to it and buying more books! Considering that I'm currently *buying* most of them, you can imagine how expensive this gets. I wish I had the discipline to keep it to four in a week! lol

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  17. I received Secret Daughter too - I have read great reviews and am really looking forward to it!

    Enjoy all your books this week!

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  18. I got Secret Daughter too - I have seen some wonderful reviews and am looking forward to getting to it! Enjoy all your books this week!

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  19. they all sound lovely!!
    would like to know - how does this mailbox thing work? do you have to register somewhere to get books in your mail?
    pardon me for my ignorance, but i am really new to the world of book blogging, and i would love to know this :)

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  20. I'd love to win Secret Daughter in a contest giveaway! the cover also looks so good.

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  21. I have Secret Daughter too and it looks fantastic. I just finished Dead End Gene Pool last month and while I think having loads of money would be fabulous, that book made me rethink that certainty.

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  22. Thank you all for your comments. I'm looking forward to reading each of these books.

    Priya, I didn't understand "Mailbox Monday" at first, either. This meme puzzled me, and I wondered what it was all about. Here is the secret: after you've been blogging for a while, you should get offers to review books from authors and agents. It took me about a year before I got my first offer to review a book, although I think if you network enough that length of time can be shortened. Make sure that you indicate interest in reviewing new books on your blog, preferably near the top of your site. Since you live in India some may be reluctant to send books to you due to shipping costs, but hopefully others will realize the great benefits they'll receive in doing so. Another way to get books in the mail is to enter a lot of giveaways. The majority may be for the U.S./Canada, but some are worldwide.

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  23. The books I'm pining for (one, Soul of a Nation, about the era of my work, the 30's) are going to be coming via Interlibrary Loan at my local library, so I'd just like to put in a word here for letting your local pols know that our libraries deserve public support! Especially in hard times, they're the gateway to readership for many.

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  24. I buy my own books, or get them from the library. I have trouble getting one a week read. I have a lot of reading other then books that I do each week. So I am always busy trying to play catch up with all the books I have on my bookshelves. I just need to stay out of bookstores and read what I have, but I know I won't.

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  25. WOW..You got some great books this week. I think the Secret Daughter sounds wonderful, and I have read some wonderful reviews for it as well. We'll have to compare notes as I have a copy too. enjoy

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  26. Secret Daughter looks great, and I keep looking at Tana French's books but haven't read either book yet. Enjoy!

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  27. Great mailbox Suko! They all look good. Happy reading.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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