Monday, December 22, 2008

Mailbox Monday

This includes everything that's come since my last Mailbox Monday post. I missed a couple of posts due to illness.

ARCs received:

The Lost City of Z by David Grann from Doubleday
When Wanderers Cease To Roam by Vivian Swift from Bloomsbury
The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickenson from Hyperion through the Barnes & Noble First Look Program
The Art Instinct by Dennis Dutton from Bloomsbury
American Rust by Philipp Meyer from Doubleday
A Mercy by Toni Morrison from Random House through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer Program (happy dance...ok I really only waggled the front wheels on my wheelchair)

Books swapped this week:

INCOMING from Bookmooch:

The Siege by Helen Dunmore
It's about Leningrad in 1941, I love novels on this topic.

At The Jerusalem by Paul Bailey**** (UK) (Somerset Maugham Award 1968):
About women in an retirment home in England in the 1960s.

Five Boys by Mich Jackson (UK)

A Word Child by Iris Murdoch (UK)

Scheisshaus Luck by Pierre Berger (US)

OUTGOING via Bookmooch:

Salmgundi: A Quarterly of the Humanities & Social Sciences to the USA

Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry to Singapore

The Broken Book by Susan Johnson to Australia

A Young Girl's Diary by Sigmund Freud to Israel

All You Can Eat: Greed, Lust And The Triumph Of The New Capitalism by Linda Mcquaig to the Netherlands

The Empress of Pleasure: The Life and Adventures of Teresa Cornelys, Queen of Masquerades and Casanova's Lover by Judith Summers to the Philippines

A Misalliance by Anita Brookner to Canada

The Haunting of L by Howard Norman to Canada

Action: A Novel by Robert Cort to Canada

A Backward Place by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala to Greece

A Controversy of Poets by Paris Leary and Robert Kelly to Canada

Looking backward by Edward Bellamy to the UK

Catholics by Brian Moore to the US

Gifts and prizes:

From A-X by John Berger**** (US) Booker Prize longlist 2008
from Teresa (Shelf Love) in her December you pick the book giveaway

Dewey by Vicky Myron from Hachette through The Tome Traveller's giveaway

$20 book gift certificate from Dawn (She Is Too Fond of Books) through a draw for those finishing the LibraryThing Authors read and review challenge.With it I purchased Walter Benjamin's Grave by Michael Taussig (US) (essays on cultural analysis and social criticism).This was at the top of my wishlist for two years. My purchase request through my local library was denied; they wouldn't spring for it, not popular enough. Harrrumph. So thank you Dawn. (happy dance again)

Upcoming Giveaways here at Fresh Ink Books:

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson

From A-X by John Berger****

Questions, comments, or reading recommendations are always welcomed.


  1. You do have some time scheduled to sleep, right? That is a mighty impressive list of books to have gotten in such a short time. Looks like you are in for some blissful moments with a new book in your hands. There's nothing like it! Enjoy

  2. I hope things have improved a little for you. When Wanderers Cease to Roam is so good - you're in for a treat with that one.

  3. The Mighty Queens of Freeville sounds like a good book - will have to come back for the giveaway!

  4. Do you plan on sleeping? LOL That's a ton of books...Happy reading.

  5. Wow, I can't believe you got Toni Morrison's book through LT - you are so lucky!

  6. Wow - you had an amazing week! I loved When Wanderers Cease to Roam. Very fun and artsy book.

    Here's my Mailbox!

    :) Wendi

  7. Wow that's a lot! Do you have to have bought books from Barnes and Noble to participate in their First Look program?

  8. *Callista... and anyone interested:
    No, I have never purchased from Barnes & Nobles online, although I have posted reviews there. They just let me sign up and choose one of the two books offered as ARCs. Easy peasy.

    *Kaye and Serena-you've dicovered my secret. I've had a sleep disorder since I was a girl. I don't sleep unless I'm drugged. I just delay my meds when I wish to have some quiet hours of the night to read. :)

  9. wow so many Girl :) that's awesome!
    hope you are feeling better! :) now these many books will make you feel better won't they :)
    take good care!
    and pls treat us to some boks that yu recommend :)

  10. Oh. My. Goodness. That's an awesome! I was worn out just reading the titles. ;)



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