A wonderful week for my mailbox... I just need to find some space to store them all because I am certainly running out! I only keep books on my bookshelf that are unread, and I also have a huge stack going of ones for blog tours I keep separate because there just isn't space elsewhere. Ah well, when I cuddle in with my books it is totally worth it.
Breaking Up With God by Sara Sentilles (ARC) (TLC Tours)
Down From Cascom Mountain by Ann Joslin Williams (ARC) (TLC Tours)
In The Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger's Memoir by Charles Wilkins (D&M Publishers)
The Raising by Laura Kasischke (ARC) (HarperCollins Canada)
Breaking Up With God and and In The Land of Long Fingernails are two great sounding memoirs I'm excited to read. I've already read and loved The Raising. The Paper Garden is about an artist who began working at 70, and it looks really interesting although I am a little sad I got an ARC which is black and white, while the finished copy will be full colour, so I will probably have to purchase one of those! Down From Cascom Mountain is about a woman coping after her husband's sudden death, which will definitely be heavy reading but Williams is supposed to be an incredible writer.
The Line by Teri Hall (Penguin Canada)
The Hard Kind of Promise by Gina Willner-Pardo (Thomas Allen & Sons)
The Lighter Side of Life and Death by C.K. Kelly Martin (Random House Canada)
I also got a nice batch of YA this week, including We All Fall Down a memoir about getting off of drugs, The Line which looks like a creepy Lisa McMann-esque novel, and The Hard Kind of Promise and The Lighter Side of Life and Death which both deal contemporary teen issues, friendship and love.
I won $20 worth of books from Crystal and the first one, Before I Fall, arrived safely weeks ago but for some reason Wintergirls never did. She contacted the Book Depo and they mailed it again and the gorgeous hardcover arrived this week. This is one of my favourite books ever, my favourite YA of 2010, and I definitely wanted to own my own copy and I'm so happy I do. Now I can reread it whenever I want.
Severance by Robert Olen Butler
My last two books I ordered arrived this week, including a collection of poetry by Manguso I am excited about as well as Severance which caught my eye when Sasha reviewed it and is short stories about real people who were beheaded, and what would be going through their minds in the minute and a half they still have brain function after they have head.
Well, that's my week. What was in your mailbox this week?