Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

In the mail this week:

Testimony by Anita Shreve (2008) A lovely paperback copy from Valerie at Hachette Books. I will be posting a giveaway of five copies for my readers very soon.

I've read five previous novels by Shreve and was never disappointed so I look forward to this one too.

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (2009) by Joshilyn Jackson. Also from Valerie after my recent giveaway. Thanks again Valerie.

The 25th Hour by David Benioff (2000) from Tanabata at In Spring it is the Dawn who held a Spring Cleaning Giveaway. Thank you Nat.

Summer World: a season of bounty by Bernd Heinrich (2009) from Kristi at Passion For the Page who was kind enough to pass it on to me after she read and reviewed it here. It will be one of my four choices for the Reading Through the Seasons Challenge. I read Ravens in Winter by the same author and thought it was a riveting read. I highly recommend it. I hope this one is good too.

*I have a nice new paperback copy (not an ARC) of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn jackson that I am willing to send to anyone who'll do a guest review for me on my blog. Just say you want it and email your mailing address.

What did you get in the mail this week that's got you excited about reading?


  1. I keep seeing The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - I will have to look it up and see why everyone is buying it.

  2. Anita Shreve is a good writer. That reminds. I am yet to review one of her books which I read a while back.

    The 25th Hour sounds great!

  3. You had a good week. I think you will enjoy Testimony - it's pretty thought provoking.

  4. Some good books there :D I have heard really good things about them and would sure love to get them too :)
    Happy reading

  5. Enjoy them all! I read the first two.

  6. Those all look fantastic. I love Shreve too and am really looking forward to Testimony!!

  7. Very nice mailbox. Enjoy your books!

  8. Oh they all look good! I hope you enjoy them! :D

  9. You've had a good week! I'd like to read Testimony.

  10. i really liked Testimony even though it dealt with a harsh subject. Happy reading.

  11. I was thinking the same as Scrap girl. Looks like a good week. Happy reading.

  12. I see we got the Girl who stopped swimming in common this week. You got some good books looking forward to hearing what you think of Testimony.

    Mine is posted as you already now.

  13. I enjoyed Testimony, but it's the only Anita Shreve book I've read. I'm glad to see that you liked the rest of hers too.

  14. You're very welcome. I'm glad it arrived safely. I've only read one, or maybe two books by Anita Shreve and really should try another sometime.

  15. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming is making the rounds. I received it, too.

    I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Testimony. I have the book, and I've read and enjoyed all of Shreve's previous novels. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric



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