Saturday, December 11, 2010

In My Mailbox (December 5th-11th 2010)

My final exam is now over! Which means slightly less stress and slightly more reading time I hope, although I do still have my massive final paper due on Tuesday. However I had a wonderful week mailbox wise and I do hope I get to dig into these lovelies soon.

{For Review}
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli (TLC Tours)
The Blindness of the Heart by Julia Franck (Grove/Atlantic Inc.)
Vida by Patricia Engel (Grove/Atlantic Inc.)
Hell by Robert Olen Butler (Grove/Atlantic Inc.)
Vacation by Deb Olin Unferth (Grove/Atlantic Inc.)
Twelve by Nick McDonell (Grove/Atlantic Inc.)
20 Under 40 edited by Deborah Treisman (D&M)

Ironically, I had just purchased two of the books I received for review (Specifically Twelve and Vacation) so I think that teaches me to stop rushing out to buy books I'm lusting over right away. I am really really looking forward to all the books I received this week though, it's hard to pinpoint one in particular, I'm sure they will be amazing.

{Bought}
The Small Box of Short Stories by Dave Eggers, Sarah Manguso and Deb Olin Unferth
Vacation by Deb Olin Unferth

So Vacation was a whoops- definitely should have saved my money, but the book was released awhile ago and I doubted my request for a review copy would be fulfilled. It turns out it was, so I will probably have a copy to host a giveaway with next year. The Small Box of Short Stories is an absolutely gorgeous collection, honestly I don't even care if the stories are good I'm glad I bought it cause it's so beautiful to have on the shelf. I wish all books came this way.

How was your mailbox treating you this week?

21 comments:

  1. I got a new book to review for TLC... and I can't remember off hand what it was. But it looked good. LOL. :)

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  2. Happy reading!

    If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-

    http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/
    Merry Christmas!
    Gabrielle Carolina

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  3. I've heard good things about The Lotus Eaters. Thanks for visiting my Mailbox. Happy reading!

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  4. Other than the Lotus Eaters all the others are new to me. All the best for Tuesday.

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  5. Enjoy your new books. The Lotus Eaters looks great! Happy Reading.

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  6. The cover of The Blindness of the Heart caught my eye. Enjoy your time off from school!

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  7. Such great books in your mailbox. Sometimes it is so hard to stop yourself from buying that book!!!

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  8. Ah, such intriguing looking books. Hope you enjoy them!

    Here's mine:

    (click my name)

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  9. Looks like Grove/Atlantic was the popular publisher this week :)
    Hope you enjoy all your books!

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  10. wow that is a lot of new books last week; enjoy.

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  11. They all look good - it'll be hard to decide which one to read first. Maybe you could exchange the extra copy of Vacation?

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  12. Great books! They all look very literary and interesting. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  13. Wow! What a nice haul you got -- how do you know which one to pick first! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

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  14. I received for review The Job by Craig Davis from the author.

    Joe B. enjoys the sweet life as a vice president at a huge conglomerate, Universal Whirligig. But along with the Big Boss' favor, he has also gained the notice of a bitter human resources manager, Luci Fernandez. Hateful of any success but her own, Luci manages to get him demoted to the mail room! A rollicking comedy of errors follows as Joe B. tries to figure out what's happened to him, and attempts to get a meeting with the Big Boss. Joe B.'s great expectations have taken a dickens of a twist. His family is forced to make a series of hard adjustments, and he gets only lame comforts from a string of the worst friends anyone could have. Will he finally track down the cause of his frustrations? Or will he only learn a lesson about what it is to be the boss, and that what is apparent is often only a shadow of a greater ongoing good? "The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This is Bound to Have Happened Somewhere) is a modern parable of ancient troubles and truths.

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  15. I love the cover of The Lotus Eaters! Happy reading. Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

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  16. The only book I have heard of is The Lotus Eaters. I did hear good things about it. Enjoy all your new reads!

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  17. Congrats on the exam being over! You have some intriguing books awaiting you...I hope you find that elusive extra reading time this holiday!

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  18. What a great lot of books for you this week! I love what you state about The Small Box of Short Stories - it's so difficult to find wonderfully bound books ... when you do run across them, you almost don't want to open them .. just sit and stare at the pretty! :) Enjoy!

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  19. Other than The Lotus Eaters, all the others are new to me too! Hope you enjoy all your books!

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