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Mailbox Monday – October 27, 2008

Another Monday and more books! Here is what arrived at my house this week:

Alpine Americas: An Odyssey Along the Crest of Two Continents with essays by Don Mellor and photography by Olaf Soot. This stunning, hard cover edition arrived through my connection with Lisa Roe, Online Publicist. It is a gorgeous book with amazing photographs. I can’t wait to sit down, read through it and immerse myself in its beauty. Thank you, Lisa!

Now the Drum of War, by Robert Roper arrived from Bloomsbury. It looks like a fascinating historical read…and my husband has already browsed the jacket and announced he wants to read it too!

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, by Tiffany Baker has been getting great early reviews. It is due for release in January. This Advance Readers Edition arrived from Miriam at Hatchette Book group. Thank you, Miriam!

Finally, I went to the San Jose Book Club Expo this weekend (stay tuned for another post about that later this morning), and ended up with more free books! The Expo gave each participant a bag with two books…and since I dragged my husband along, this meant I got two of each of those books…they are:

The Year of Fog, by Michelle Richmond. I already owned a copy of this book, so here is the deal. I plan to read Richmond’s book before the year is out and then give away TWO, signed copies of the novel. Keep an eye on my blog for more details!

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. These are Advance Readers Edition (the book is due for release in January). I’ll be reading this one in January and then giving away my second copy here on my blog.

I also spent some time talking to Hachette representative Mindy Im and she generously gave me a copy of:

Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell. This novel is due for release in January, so I’ll be reading it before then!

So what did YOU get this week? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page and read today’s Mailbox Monday post…then check the comments for links to other readers!

9 Comments

  1. October 27, 2008    

    I’m jealous of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and The Little Giant of Aberdeen County.

  2. October 27, 2008    

    Hi there. It was lovely meeting you yesterday at Book Group Expo and hearing about your work in search and rescue. Thanks for stopping by my table to say hello, and thanks for giving away copies of The Year of Fog on your blog–I appreciate your introducing my book to your readers!

  3. October 27, 2008    

    I just received Now the Drum of War too! I’m looking forward to reading it–and reading your thoughts on it as well!

  4. October 27, 2008    

    Kathy: Maybe you will win Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet in my giveaway!

    Michelle: It was such a HUGE pleasure to meet you at the Expo and I am really looking forward to reading your novel. I will let you know once I’ve read the book and when I am going to do my giveaway of it as well!

    Laura: That book looks really interesting, doesn’t it?

  5. October 27, 2008    

    I got an advance copy of Josh Bazell’s book and gave it to my husband. He can’t put it down! He says it is very funny and fast-moving. Did you know Bazell got a 7 figure advance for this book? He works in a hospital and he would think about the book at work and then go home at the end of the day and write scene after scenes. I think he is going to be a hugely popular writer.

  6. October 28, 2008    

    Thanks for visiting, Frances! I had not even heard about this author until the Expo…wow, 7 figures for a first book is beyond amazing!! I’m looking forward to reading the book 🙂

  7. October 28, 2008    

    Thank you for stopping by the ‘mailbox’ this week. I loved ‘Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet’. I can’t say enough good things about ‘Hotel’. It even made my ‘Books You Shouldn’t Pass By’ side bar listing at TPP. I too received ‘Now the Drum of War’ and ‘Beat the Reaper’.

  8. October 28, 2008    

    Wow! I’m jealous! You’ve got some great reads there. Looking forward to your reviews.

  9. October 29, 2008    

    Marcia: You are welcome – I love your event!

    Anna: I’m really looking forward to reading all of these.

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