Monday, January 24, 2011

Mailbox Monday: Catching Up

I've been remiss in posting about the books I receive in the mail. Today's "mailbox" is my opportunity to catch up. The first set are books that I won on other blogs, and the second set are books for future online tours that I'm happy to participate in.

I won Charlotte Collins by Jennifer Becton on Laura's Reviews, Darcy's Voyage by Kara Louise and Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller on Anna's blog, Diary of an Eccentric, and Amy Inspired by Bethany Pierce on Renee's blog, Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot. If I can win books, so can you; I have several book giveaways posted on the right side of my blog if you're interested in trying your own luck.

Three books arrived from TLC for upcoming book tours, two novels and a memoir: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel, and Half in Love, a memoir by Linda Gray Sexton. Please stay tuned for my reviews.

I know some book bloggers get this many new books each and every week, but for me, this is a lot of new books, which I've received in the mail over the past couple of months. I'm extremely appreciative and excited about all this book loot. (I do, though, worry about actually reading all of the books I'm collecting. At some point, I may need to take off some time from blogging in order to read!)

Created by Marcia from The Printed Page, Mailbox Monday is currently on tour. This month’s host is Rose City Reader. What new books have you added to your shelves recently?


  1. You had a lot of great wins, Susan! Enjoy all of your new books!

  2. What a lovely collection of books. I hope you enjoy them. I keep seeing The Postmistress. Hope to read that one soon.

  3. Great variety of books! I would love to read The Postmistress! Can't wait to hear your thoughts! Enjoy your goodies and have a great week!

    Here is mine:

  4. Wow you're a lucky lady winning all those books! Thank you for mentioning my blog. I hope you enjoy ALL of your new books.

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. I get mine the old fashioned way, I have to buy them or borrow them from the library. I recently bought myself, She's Gone Country, by Jane Porter. Salting Roses, by Lorelle Marinello, Even Cat Sitter Get the Blues, by Blaize Clement, And One Last Thing, by Molly Harper, Blame It On Paris, by Jennifer Greene, Oogy, by Larry Levin. I think that about takes care of the ones I bought. I borrowed from the library Vet In Harness, by James Herriot, and Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. It will take me a while to get them all read.

    Happy reading, you look like you have a lot of reading ahead for you also.

  6. Nice wins! The review books look good too.

  7. That is a great collection of books...hope you enjoy them all.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. That's a great stack of books! Congrats on all the wins too! Enjoy!

  9. I love the picture of your books! Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

  10. What a great stack. Enjoy!

  11. Nice batch of books, Suko and congrats on your wins. The Postmistress is an enjoyable read.

  12. What a wonderful selection you've got there! I am really excited about Beatrice and Virgil and want to hear your thoughts on it, as well as The Postmistress. You are a very lucky blogger to be winning so many books as well!

  13. Congratulations on all the wins :)
    I can very much relate to your feeling of needing extra hours just to read some books off your TBR piles.

    Hope you enjoy all your new books and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. Wow, that's a great stack! I look forward to comparing notes on Half in Love. Enjoy all your new books!

    I didn't receive any this week, but I'm fine with that, since I'm on a book ban!

  15. Great stash of books!

    I loved The Postmistress.

    Going to check out some of those other titles.

    Enjoy ur reading week


  16. Wow, you've a lovely haul there! Happy reading! :)

  17. I loved The Postmistress...I hope you enjoy it!

  18. Thanks for all the nice comments--we book bloggers form a supportive group! :)

  19. lovely bundle!! beatrice and Virgil is on my TBR.Happy reading !

  20. Glad to see you received the books. Hope you enjoy them! I'm on The Postmistress tour, too, so I will of course be anxiously awaiting your review.

  21. You got a lot of terrific books this week. Postmistress is good, and I liked Beatrice and Virgil (audio) a lot, although the reviews seem mixed. enjoy them all

  22. Your new books look wonderful. Postmistress is supposed to be excellent. I'm going to read that for the Amy Einhorn Challenge this year.

    I know what you mean about having time to read books. I seem to spend a lot of time blogging and reading blogs.

  23. Happy reading! I'm also reading Linda Gray Sexton's memoir. Tahts a pretty cover on The Postmistress.

  24. Lots of variety! I am very interested on what you think of Yann Martels.I've read good and bad reviews.
    Hope you enjoy them all!

  25. I loved the Postmistress - hope you like it too!


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