Mailbox Monday 10.06.08October 6, 2008 at 4:21 pm | Posted in Books | 6 Comments
This is my first week participating in Mailbox Monday. I’ve seen so many other book bloggers post about this and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge. I always think that it is fun to see what is going to be coming up on other blogs.
So I’m starting a new meme when I’ve not been very faithful to my other weekly memes. That doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense, but since this one I can compile as books arrive, I’m hoping to be much more reliable.
Thanks for hosting this meme, Marcia!
Here’s what I found in my mailbox last week:
Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins ~ sent to me by the author
I am so very excited about book. I got this box in the mail and it smelled so good! Christine emailed me a few weeks ago and offered me a published copy of her novel since she no longer had any ARCs left. Since it was “the real thing,” I let her know that I would offer it as a giveaway. What she did was sign my copy (!!!) and give me a second for a give away. In addition to that, she sent some wonderful lavender soap and tea leaves packaged specifically for her book. Check back for details on how you can win a copy of her novel along with some tea and lavender soap (I’m telling you the smell is to die for!) when I review this novel next month.
The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory ~ Barnes and Noble purchase
I’m looking forward to making time to read this novel next year. I’m going to cut back on my ARCs, etc… so that I can read as my fancy leads me for a little while.
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ~ Barnes and Noble purchase
When I posted my contest celebrating my 100th review, one of my high school classmates entered the contest from my link on Facebook and then left a second comment suggesting this book. I can’t wait to read it. There is a Frank Lloyd Wright house in my home town of Grand Rapids, MI, which I love. I’ve also been to Falling Water near Ohiopile, PA. I’m interested in reading about him. Thanks for the suggestion, Jen!
The Second Elizabeth by Karen Lillis ~ sent to me by the author
This novel is set in Charlottesville, VA, not too far from where I live. It’s a more experimental novel, so I’m curious to see what it is like.
The Lost Diary of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Abrams ~ sent to me by Pump Up Your Book Promotions
I’m hosting Abrams’ on his virtual book tour this month. Check back on October 21st for my review and more.