Monday, October 27, 2008

Mailbox Monday

It's Monday once again - I'm back from my whirlwind shopping tour of Minneapolis with about 75% of my Christmas shopping done, and it's time to check in with my mailbox to see what showed up at my house this week.

It was another bad week for my shelves, as 8 new books arrived to squeeze themselves in somewhere. Here's the list:

From bookswapping sites I received 3 -

The Woman who Ran for President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull by Lois Beachy Underhill - I've been interested in Victoria Woodhull ever since I read the novel Sex Wars by Marge Piercy, so I was happy to find a biography written about her.

The Names of the Dead by Stewart O'Nan
- I recently watched the movie Snow Angels, based on O'Nan's novel, which was heartbreaking, so this book caught my eye.

Obedience by Will
Lavender - NPR said I should read it, so I will.

From publishers/publicists/etc. I received 5 -

Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War by Robert Roper

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Perfect on Paper: The (M
is)Adventures of Waverly Bryson by Maria Murnane - for a blog tour that will be stopping here in December

Where am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make our Clothing by Kelsey Timmerman - ever since I saw the documentary China Blue I have been a little bit obsessed with this topic.

The Boomer Burden: Dealing With Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff by Julie Hall
- it is impossible to explain exactly how much stuff my parents and my in-laws have. I am not sure there is anyone who needs this book more than me.

If you would like to participate, or see what other lucky bloggers received, visit Marcia at The Printed Page and join in!


bermudaonion said...

That looks like a good week to me.

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Oh my goodness you're much better at Christmas shopping than me, I usually wait until halfway through Dec. :)

You got a terrific stack of books this week, I have been meaning to read some more O'Nan. I really liked Songs For The Missing and Night Country.

Hope you enjoy your reads!

Andi said...

Fun! Great books that found their way into your mailbox. I had one arrive today and I've already read it! That'll be one happy publicist. :)

Amy said...

I want to read Snow Angels...I just recently bought an O'Nan book as well....

Anna said...

Congrats on getting most of your Christmas shopping done! I always say I'm going to do it early but rarely do.

Those are some interesting books. Looking forward to your reviews.

My Mailbox Monday post is here

Diary of an Eccentric

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. You and I share 2 books: 'Now the Drums of War' and 'Perfect On Paper'.

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

I also received Where am I Wearing and the Boomer Burden - they look interesting!

I look forward to your reviews. :)