Monday, June 14, 2010

Mailbox Monday: Summer Books

Summer, which begins officially on June 21 this year, is only a week away. One of the nicest things to do in the summertime is to sit outside and read a book. Last week I received four new books in the mail, two paperbacks and two hardcover books. An advanced readers copy of Boys Lie: How Not to Get Playedby Belisa Vranich and Holly Eagleson arrived from HCI for an upcoming TLC tour. My two daughters will also read it and contribute to the review. I won Daughters of the Witching Hillby Mary Sharratt on Darlene's blog, Peeking Between the Pages. Author Audrey Braun sent me her book, A Small Fortune. Last but not least, I couldn't resist ordering The History of Loveby Nicole Krause from Better World Books on Amazon after reading a glowing review of it on Mee's book blog. Please stay tuned for reviews and giveaways for some of these books.

Mailbox Monday, one of my favorite memes, is hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page. What books arrived in your home in time for the summer, by mail or from elsewhere?

33 comments:

  1. I love your picture of your books and your plants! Two of my very favorite things! I love reading outside too! I'm going to check out A Small Fortune. It looks interesting.

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  2. What wonderful books! I also have A History of Love on my shelf and it has been there for awhile!! Your reminder makes me realize I need to read this one soon! I do so hope you enjoy all your new books and I will be checking back to see what you think of them!!

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  3. Love the pic of the books on the outdoor table! I love summer reading too. Enjoy your books.

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  4. Those covers all look awesome -- and I DO judge a book by the cover -- first impressions anyway.

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  5. History of Love is a terrific book.

    But you are also going to love A Small Fortune. It is great!

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  6. look like some good books.
    thanks for visiting my MM

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  7. Oh I loved The History of Love when I read it a few years ago - hope you like it too!

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  8. I love summertime reading as well! You've got some good ones to read....enjoy them. :)

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  9. I love the colours of the books combined with the blue plant pots. Makes me think of a nice summer breeze along the beach... ahh...

    Nice stash of books and looking forward to reading your review on History of Love & Daughters of the Witching Hill.

    Thanks for visiting Aisle B and I'll definitely be back :)

    PK Reeves
    Aisle B
    http://aisleb.tumblr.com

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  10. Those are all new titles to me! Have fun reading!

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  11. I've wanted to read The History of Love for the longest time! I ordered it from Amazon.com when I had surgery on my feet in 2006, and it's still unread. Like you, though, I've seen enthusiastic reviews of it all over. We'll have to talk about it when we finish it; thanks for the inspiration to pick it up soon!

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  12. I've heard great things about The History of Love. I didn't really enjoy it, but it seems most people have. Enjoy all your new books!

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  13. Thank you for stopping by by site! The History of Love has such a pretty cover and it sounds like a good read. :)

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  14. I loved History of Love, hope you do too!!

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  15. You have a blue theme going on! Daughter of Witching Hill looks really good!

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  16. The History of Love was very good Susan. Enjoy them all.

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  17. History of love is on my list!! Can't wait to see your review.

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  18. Suko, your books look fantastic! I'm hoping to read Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt someday soon, too! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Hugs~
    Susan
    http://crazycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/

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  19. I've heard good things about The History of Love. Have a good week!

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  20. i have something for you on my blog. do come over and accept it. :)

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  21. Priya, thank you! And thanks to everyone who took a peek at my mailbox. This is a terrific meme!

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  22. I've read a couple of guest posts by Mary Sharratt recently, which have really made me want to pick up her book. Enjoy all your books!

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  23. Can't wait for your thoughts on the History of Love! :)

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  24. Great selection of books. Enjoy!

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  25. I really want to read Daughter of the Witching Hill. I can't believe summer officially begins next week. I find I read less in the summer as I tend to be outside doing things so much more.

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  26. Anything with History is what makes my antenna go up so you know which book am looking at right!...lol

    Thanks for passing by. I hope you enjoy your books.

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  27. Oh dear--this is bad. I'm looking at your books and I can't remember is I have "The History of Love" or not. Gotta go check right now. That probably means I have too many books, right?

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  28. Sounds like you got some great books! Happy reading

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  29. Thanks for all the great comments. Hopefully I will be able to spend as much time reading as I do blogging and acquiring books! :)

    More comments welcomed.

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  30. The History of Love caught my eye, but they all sound good. Enjoy!

    --Anna

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  31. Suko, thanks so much for buying from Better World Books. I also encourage you to consider shopping us direct at www.BetterWorldBooks.com. Thanks!

    John
    BWB Marketing

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  32. Great pic Suko, happy reading!
    Daughters of the Witching Hill sounds very good.
    And I'm loving the title of 'Boys Lie: How Not to Get Played' lol!
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  33. Thanks so much for stopping by Book Love! I'm now a new Suko's Notebook follower :) I really like the idea of writing a review of Boys Lie with your daughters. I'll be looking forward to it!

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