Monday, October 20, 2008

Mailbox Monday, or, the week I took a flying leap off the wagon.

So after several weeks of being very good, and not increasing my book mountain by hardly anything, this week I officially jumped off the wagon. I admit, while I was proud of myself, I was also going through withdrawals. Thankfully, I got another fix this week, and it looked like this:

Four books from swapping sites, 1 book from Reading Group Gold, 1 book from Marcia, and 5 from B&N, which brings the total for the week to 11 new books.

These are all from Barnes & Noble - I can't resist that bargain books section, especially with free shipping. I got:

Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien - yummy historical fiction about the scandal surrounding Henry Ward Beecher's adultery case

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen - rich kids in 1900s Manhattan. I really want this to be a period Gossip Girl. (I LOVE that show!)

The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey - picked up solely because it's a novel about Gustav Klimt, whose paintings I love.

Seed to Harvest by Octavia Butler - her four Patternist novels collected into one volume.

Incantation by Alice Hoffman - Andi just read this, so I can't wait to hear what she thought!

The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir is from Marcia - thanks Marcia! I love Alison Weir, so I know this one will be a hit for me.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay was from Reading Group Gold. It's such a hit-or-miss program that I'm always surprised when something actually shows up.

The rest are from book swapping sites:

The Last Plantaganets by Thomas B. Costain - I think my excitement to get my hands on Sharon Kay Penmann's latest has made me want to read about all things British monarchy. It's so much fun!!

Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin - I've skimmed through this before, and loved the author's essays and accompanying recipes - I think I might actually try to cook some of them.

Life After God by Douglas Coupland - the title completely sucked me in.

The Dragon Queen by Alice Borchardt - and finally, a re-telling of the Gunievere story, which I also apparently can never pass up.

I have to say this was a great week. What did your mailbox bring you? Stop by Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page and join in the fun!


violetcrush said...

Wow...those are some fantastic books, hope you enjoy them.

bermudaonion said...

You did have a great week. Marcia is so good about sharing her books.

Dawn said...

what a week! You'll need a bigger table for the photo ops, if you keep up this pace :)

I LOVED *Sarah's Key* (posted my review a few weeks ago). I'll be running an interview with Tatiana de Rosnay tomorrow afternoon. She talks about her current project, and the movie version of *Sarah's Key*

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Liking the historical covers.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

A lot of those books sound amazing!! I received Sarah's Key last week as well - can't wait to read reviews on a few of those!

:) Wendi

Shana @ Literarily said...

I can't believe Harriet and Isabella is a bargain book already. I remember seeing it on the new release rack not too long ago. I really want to read that one. Can't wait to see what you think, Elizabeth.

Alea said...

I really liked The Luxe! Can't wait to continue on with the series!

Cathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy Deborah Crombie's books. My husband has started reading them, and at the rate he's gobbling them up I think he's trying to get ahead of me in the series. He's English, so I asked him to keep track of any errors the American Crombie might make. Two so far; one that I believe was an editorial decision, and the other a misspelling of the name of a British beer. Not bad!

I just finished reading my first Octavia Butler book and was blown away. I'll be tracking down more of her books, that's for sure!

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'Mailbox' this week. That was quite a haul you got there. I knew you'd enjoy 'The Lady Elizabeth' so I was more than happy to send it to you. She has another coming around the first of year that I'm trying to my hands on so maybe, cross our fingers we share it also.

Anna said...

Wow! I'm jealous! ;) What a haul!

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