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.

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?


  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. :)

  2. Happy reading!

    If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-
    Merry Christmas!
    Gabrielle Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Here's mine:

    (click my name)

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

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

  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?

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

  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...

  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.

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

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

  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!

  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!

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


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