Mailbox Monday on TuesdayNovember 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Books | 13 Comments
Tags: Early Reviewer, Georgette Heyer, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford, LibraryThing, Mailbox Monday, Sherry Jones, Stephenie Meyer, The Conqueror, The Jewel of Medina, The Reluctant Widow, Twilight Saga
Last week was a wonderful week for Literate Housewife’s mailbox (front porch, actually). It was a bonanza of wonderful books and was by far the most exciting mail week I’ve had since I started my blog. So, what was it that makes me so excited? Take a look:
The Reluctant Widow and The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer ~ sent by Sourcebooks
The ENTIRE Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer ~ won as part of Maw Books’ month long awareness campaign for Darfur and sent to me by Hatchette Book Group. I cannot tell you how left out I’ve felt about this from day one. Now I can hardly wait to make it through my existing ARCs so I can dive on in. With the movie, I’m having a hard time not scrapping everything and reading Twilight…
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and signed by the author (!) ~ won from Marcia’s contest (lucky, lucky me!!!). Marcia’s review is wonderful and I cannot wait (again).
The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones ~ snagged as part October’s Early Reviewer from LibraryThing. It’s been at least 5 months since I snagged my last book, but in October I hit the jackpot – and it was completely accidental. Given the number of ARCs I have, I only picked a couple historical fiction looking books in October and almost didn’t. When I requested The Jewel of Medina, I didn’t connect it at all to the controversy earlier this year when Random House decided to pull this book for fear of offending Muslims. Now, published by Beaufort Books, I can see what the entire stir was about. Yeah!