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Mailbox Monday

March 30, 2009


Thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday.  Head over there if you want to see what everyone else got last week or if you want to join in the fun.  I didn’t get tons of books last week, but I’m really excited about the ones I got.  (I think I actually read more books than I acquired last week!)  Here’s what I got:



What books came into your home last week?

47 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2009 6:19 am

    I have been wanting shanghai girls and Wintergirls since I’ve seen them around. Hope you enjoy all the books.

  2. March 30, 2009 6:36 am

    I got two out your three! I’ll have to track down Wintergirls after it comes out.

  3. March 30, 2009 6:40 am

    I got Shanghai Girls as well, but I want the other two you got. I have heard nothing but good things about Wintergirls.

  4. March 30, 2009 6:57 am

    I have Shanghai Girls on hold at the library. Looks like a good book.

  5. March 30, 2009 7:30 am

    I’m really enjoying Shanghai Girls!

  6. kaye permalink
    March 30, 2009 7:42 am

    Shanghai Girls looks really good. I just couldn’t read Winter Girls, not if it is about anorexia. I did get the Ian Pears book, didn’t realize it was going to be 800 pages. That should be interesting reading.

    Enjoy your week in reading.
    Here is my mailbox

  7. March 30, 2009 8:02 am

    Winter Girls is hugely popular but I don’t think it would resonate with our readers. While the disease is growing among AA girls, overeating is the bigger issue (no pun intended). And I’ve learned that young people look for obvious connections. Many will not see that eating disorders in general is a problem and it stems from emotional distress.

    I do however prefer ‘issue’ books because many kids need and want information and books allow them to get it without directly asking an adult.

  8. March 30, 2009 8:04 am

    Good week for you 😀 I have heard only good things about Shangai girls
    Happy reading.

    My Mailbox is up

  9. March 30, 2009 8:12 am

    I don’t believe anything came in the mail for me last week. I bought a book but that doesn’t really count. I need to get around to reading Wintergirls! I’ve entered a contest or two for it so *fingers crossed*

  10. March 30, 2009 8:14 am

    AHHHHH! Wintergirls!

    • gwendolyn b. permalink
      March 30, 2009 8:25 am

      I’m having trouble relating to WINTERGIRLS. So many people have given it good reviews, I’m going to keep at it. I’ll be interested to see your review.

  11. March 30, 2009 8:27 am

    Ooh, you got some good ones! I really want to read both Wintergirls and Shanghai Girls. I hope you enjoy them – can’t wait to read your reviews!!

  12. stacybuckeye permalink
    March 30, 2009 8:56 am

    It’s nice that you were able to catch up a little last week 🙂

  13. March 30, 2009 9:40 am

    Why not list where they came from.

  14. Vasilly permalink
    March 30, 2009 9:47 am

    I’ve been wanting to read something by Anderson for awhile now, but I thought I’ll start with Speak first. And you have the latest Lisa See? Lucky you! Happy reading!

  15. March 30, 2009 10:04 am

    I’ve read some really great reviews of both Shanghai Girls and Wintergirls. I hope you enjoy.


  16. March 30, 2009 10:10 am

    I haven’t read winter girls yet, but I keep hearing great things…happy reading.

    here’s my mailbox this week:

  17. March 30, 2009 10:45 am

    I am hoping that I get Shanghai Girls this week.

    I already have WinterGirls down on the TB list.

    You got some good books Kathy.Can’t wait to see your reviews.

  18. March 30, 2009 10:51 am

    I got Shanghai Girls too. It’s one I am terrifically excited about. I just know it’s going to be great!

  19. March 30, 2009 11:09 am

    Lucky you getting See’s new novel! I have not read anything by Iain Pears…but for some reason I am drawn to his books. I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on that one.

  20. March 30, 2009 11:50 am

    Oh, I would kill for a copy of Shanghai Girls – lucky you!

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  22. March 30, 2009 12:43 pm

    Ohhhh – Kathy – I’ve heard such great things about Shanghai Girls – I hope you really enjoy it. I’ve got to add that one to my PBS Wish List if it isn’t already on there. Enjoy!!

    🙂 Wendi

  23. March 30, 2009 1:52 pm

    Lucky you to get Shanghai Girls. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

    • March 30, 2009 2:02 pm

      That’s an accomplishment that you read more books than you got in your mailbox! It’s help to even things out, I can understand.

      I got Shanghai Girls also and can’t wait to read it.

  24. March 30, 2009 2:30 pm

    I bought Geography of Bliss, The Poe Shadow, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Still Alice last friday. I just bookmooched a bunch of books, too, so those should start showing up this week or next. (ps – I would start with The Handmaid’s Tale for your first Atwood… imo)

  25. March 30, 2009 2:57 pm

    Wintergirls looks so good. so jealous!

  26. March 30, 2009 3:09 pm

    I’m trying not to be jealous … I so want to read SHANGHAI GIRLS!!

    Enjoy your new books, Kathy. I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts on them.

  27. March 30, 2009 3:53 pm

    And I can’t wait to hear what you think about all of them. I’m jealous!

    I do love that Wintergirls cover.

  28. March 30, 2009 3:57 pm

    These books all sound great. Enjoy them!

  29. March 30, 2009 5:00 pm

    Great week!

  30. March 30, 2009 6:31 pm

    You got two of the ones I received. I didn’t get Wintergirls yet…but it’s coming. I can’t wait to read
    Shanghai Girls, how about you?


  31. March 30, 2009 6:36 pm

    I gave you an award today! You can come pick it up here if you’d like:

  32. March 30, 2009 7:29 pm

    Oh wow! You have WINTER GIRLS! That’s going to be a good one. 🙂

  33. March 30, 2009 7:34 pm

    I want to read the other one by Lisa See that I’ve heard so many good things about — The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, I think it is called. Love the collage.

  34. March 30, 2009 7:41 pm

    Is it terrible of me to be so completely and totally jealous? I bet you can guess which two books I really want from your list! 😉

  35. March 30, 2009 7:49 pm

    nothing today…a few books last week…plus a box of 20 the week before. i’m busy over here!!!

  36. March 30, 2009 8:36 pm

    Looks like you did indeed get good ones! Enjoy!

  37. March 30, 2009 9:37 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read Shanghia Girls. Also winter girls. Hope you enjoy them.

  38. March 31, 2009 9:42 am

    You got Shanghai Girls, too! Doesn’t it look great? Hope you enjoy all your new books.


  39. March 31, 2009 1:29 pm

    I have to say I am more than a little jealous of your Mailbox Monday.

  40. March 31, 2009 4:39 pm

    oooo shanghai girls. can’t wait to see what you think!

  41. March 31, 2009 5:43 pm

    I’m interested to see what you think of Wintergirls and Shanghai Girls – they both look good 🙂

  42. March 31, 2009 10:27 pm

    I got Shanghai Girls and Stone’s Fall, but not Wintergirls (sigh — it’s on my wish list). I don’t keep my list by the computer, but last week was kind of a big week for the UPS guy. I got quite a few books, particularly from Simon & Schuster. I think they’re dumping their warehouse to prepare for inventory. Just a guess. 🙂

  43. April 1, 2009 12:29 pm

    I just got the Pears book too. I loved An Instance of the Fingerpost so I’m hoping to enjoy this one also.

  44. Marcia permalink
    April 3, 2009 5:43 pm

    Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I’ve already read ‘Shanghai Girls’. I liked but not a much as some of her other novels.

  45. April 4, 2009 11:59 am

    I received Stone’s Fall as well – but I am jealous of Shanghai Girls! That one looks really good.

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