Monday, January 19, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Wow. This is my first ever Mailbox Monday. These "lean" economic times have forced me to behave...so I've barely purchased any books in the last year. But in December I won a couple of books, which I received in the last couple of weeks that I want to make note of. First was Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs!! Yeah, I won it from Zeke at The Way I See It. I'm totally psyched about this! It is Book 3 in the Mercedes Thompson series and I have been dying to read it! The other book is Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst. I won it from Nicole at A Blog of Books. Thanks Zeke and Nicole!!



This week I also received a couple of ARC's in the mail. I'm really looking forward to both of them. The first is Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum. Baum was a reporter for The New Yorker. He is writing about nine characters in New Orleans and how the city has changed from the years between Hurricane Betsy in the 60's and Katrina. It looks really good and I can't wait to read it!







The second ARC is called Starfinder by John Marco. John contacted me late last year and asked if I would be interested in reviewing his new YA fantasy book called Starfinder. It's release date isn't until May, and I feel really honored to have a chance to read it first!!

Lastly, I went to a book sale yesterday. It is to benefit the Lakeview Museum. I came away with 6 books and about 12 books for the kids for only $12!! I got 4 hardback books: Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell, Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, Charmed Thirds by Megan McCaffrey and Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen. I also got two really nice paperback copies of the first 2 books in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series: The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt.

Hopefully, I will get a chance to start reading some of these great books soon!!

18 comments:

Heather J. said...

I also have an ARC of Starfinder - I'm planning to start it soon!

Grad said...

Don't you love book sales!! Our local library has a bunch on sale right now at $1.00 each. Let us know how you like the Carl Hiaasen. The only thing I've read of his was Strip Tease - really good, though.

Serena said...

Welcome to Mailbox Monday. I hope you will continue each week with your mailbox goodies. Looks good. Happy reading.

Trish said...

I've heard good things about Nine Lives! Enjoy your reads, Stephanie.

Nymeth said...

I plan on starting the Mercedes Thompson series soon and I'm really looking forward to it! Enjoy your new books, Stephanie :)

Kailana said...

I will be interested to hear what you think of Starfinder. Sounds interesting! I have Crystal Rain on my TBR pile. One of these days I am going to read it!

samantha.1020 said...

Looks like you got some great books. Congrats on all of the finds!

Melody said...

What a haul, Stephanie! Congrats and enjoy your books. :)

Staci said...

Sounds like a mailbox that I would enjoy opening!!

Chris said...

Nine Lives sounds so good! I'm really anxious to hear your thoughts on it and see how he captured the whole Katrina thing. I've yet to read any Katrina books if you can believe it. If you like it, you should check out Chris Rose's One Dead in the Attic. He's a local columnist and he's just amazing. I love his article. One Dead in the Attic collects all of his articles about Katrina...it's really good and an insider point of view!

DesLily said...

no reviews on amazon yet for starfinder so i'll watch for your review!!

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Literary Feline said...

Nine Lives sounds like a really interesting book, Stephanie. I look forward to reading what you think of it when you get to it. I will be reading Starfinder to. It sounds so good!

Enjoy your new books!

Debi said...

Nice haul at the book sale! :)

Nine Lives sounds really interesting...can't wait to hear more about it!

Anna said...

Lost and Found is in my TBR pile. Hope you enjoy these. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Marcia said...

Welcome and thank you for stopping by the'mailbox' this week. I, too, received 'Nine Lives'.Enjoy your books!

Susan said...

I just got Skinny Dip too to read! And I hope you like the Jasper Fforde one, it's one of the best of the series (I think). Lovely book finds for you! Happy reading!

Dan said...

Thank you so much for including my book, Nine Lives, in your list of reading. Anybody who would like to know more about it can look at www.danbaum.com. Thank you again. I am very flattered.