Monday, June 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday: More Books for Summer

One of the perks of being a book blogger is getting books in the mail. Gratis. What an honor it is to be asked to review books, of all sorts, some which haven't yet been released to the public! When I first started this blog, I didn't imagine that I'd get books in the mail to review, but after many months of blogging I started to get offers. I also win books from other book blogs that I visit, which is terrific, too.

While I didn't get a great number of new books last week, I did get a couple more to savor this summer.

The Rembrandt Affair, the latest thriller by Daniel Silva, to be released to the public on July 20, arrived for an upcoming TLC book tour from Putnam. I won The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees from a giveaway on Kristi's blog, peetswea. She generously let me choose any book I wanted from her long list of reviewed books. I'm looking forward to reading both of these.


Mailbox Monday, one of my favorite memes, is hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page. What new books did you get for the summer, by mail or from elsewhere?

47 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf. I enjoyed The Lost Summer of LMA. Hope you do as well!

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  2. I have The Lost Summer of LMA on my shelf and hope to read it this summer.
    Have a good week!

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  3. I hope to read the LMA book soon. I'm looking forward to your thoughts. Happy reading!

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  4. It is really fun to get books, isn't it? Thanks for visiting my blog this morning :)

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  5. Ooh! Great books! I hope you enjoy The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. It was a great read! Enjoy the new books!

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  6. The Lost Summer oh, fun. LMA

    nice.
    Thanks for visiting my MM

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  7. You are very lucky to get review copies. They don't seem to send them out over here as easily. Either that or I am not looking in the right places. I can't wait to hear about The Lost Summer.

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  8. Those both look good to me! I've never read Silva's work, so I'll be curious to see what you think of it.

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  9. I hope you enjoy The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. It's one of my favorites reads of the year. I love your summery picture!

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  10. The Lost Summer is one book I've been very curious about! Looking forward to your thoughts! Enjoy your books!

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  11. Ooh! Can't wait to see what you think of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott! I have it on my must buy list already based on the reviews I've already read! Good books! Enjoy!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    My Monday: http://jewelknits.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_21.html

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love your cute picture with the lemonade, sunglasses and books! Nothing could be more perfect!

    Happy Reading!

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  13. I have that Lost Summer book on my TBR shelf. I should remember to read it!

    I have an author interview with the fun an lively Liz Crain posted today, as well as my MM post.

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  14. They both sound good Suko, happy reading :)
    I do agree, its wonderful getting free books in the mail. I always feel honored when I am asked to read and review.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh I've been wanting to read that Louise May Alcott book - I hope you like it!

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  16. The Lost Summer of LMA is one I've been wanting to read. Happy reading!

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  17. You're going to love the Lost Summer :}. Great book list! I just got a new non-fiction read that's really eye opening by Ray Barnett called, "The Gathering." I'm looking forward to this one because the author writes about the roots of the church and what God really intended it to be.

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  18. You got two really good ones there. Enjoy them both.

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  19. They both sound like fun summer reads.

    I visited the library today and picked two books: Summer House, by Nancy Thayer, and Twisted Creek, by Jodi Thomas.

    I will be finishing Sing, by Lisa T. Bergren this evening.

    Happy Reading,
    Ann

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. I loved The Lost Summer of LMA...it was very wonderful.

    I, too, am beginning to receive books in the mail, although not as many as some. I have to be careful, though, because I already have HUGE TBR stacks.

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  21. I'm looking forward to reading the new Daniel Silva with you! We'll have to see how it strikes us, but I'm anticipating a great read. I'm in the mood for a summer thriller.

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  22. Enjoy your reading! The Lost Summer of LMA sounds good and I heard positive things about it, too!

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  23. Have fune with your new books :-)

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  24. YAY you received The Rembrandt Affair! I hope it's as great as it sounds. I enjoyed The Lost Summer of LMA a few months ago. It has a very nostalgic feel and made me want to re-read Little Women with all my new insight into LMA (even if it was a fictionalized account.. there were enough real details from her life to make her much more intriguing to me).

    Enjoy your summer reading!

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  25. Wow, both the books sound awesome and i love tat pic :) It has a 'beach'-air to it :)

    I received nothing but I am enjoying reading whenever i can.

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  26. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott sounds like a fun read.

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  27. Those are both good-looking summer books!

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  28. These sound like good summer reads -- enjoy!

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  29. I feel behind the times. . . I love Lousia May Alcott, but had not heard of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. It is definitely going on my "to read" list now! I can't wait to read your review of it!

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  30. The Lost Summer is proving to be very popular and the story sounds great. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

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  31. Lost Summer is one of my fave books this year!! Enjoy!!!!

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  32. Wow great summer reading is in your future! Enjoy your books!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  33. All the books sound lovely!! Happy reading!! :)

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  34. The Rembrandt Affair sounds interesting! Hope you enjoy both of them.
    Natalie :0)

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  35. Although his time/place/country are totally different from my own writing, I keep returning to Trollope. Rewatching The Pallisers on Netflix sent me back to Can You Forgive Her? and the second Phineas Finn. Glencora and Plantagenet are a fascinating marriage!

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  36. These both sound good - enjoy! Thansk for stopping by My Round File!

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  37. YA Book Giveaway at: http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.com/

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  38. The Lost Summer of LMA will make a lovely summer read!

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  39. LisaMM, I'm eager to read my first book by Daniel Silva. Thanks for including me on the tour and getting the book to me with time to spare.

    Thanks for all the encouraging comments. I skimmed LMA last night and I think I'll really enjoy it. :)

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  40. I read Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott and really enjoyed it - hope you do too!

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  41. Lost Summer looks beautiful. I haven't heard of Rembrandt Affair. Will be back to look at the review for your take on them.

    Have a great week and come on over tomorrow June 28 at Aisle B.

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  42. Hope you are having fun while away from blogging a bit; miss you.

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  43. Hi Suko! Hope everything is okay with you. I haven't seen you around lately...

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