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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday is a weekly feature hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page.  You can find more Mailbox Monday posts linked at her blog.

 Syren by Angie Sage  is an review copy.  You will all recognize this author's name and her wonderful fantasy series that starts with Magyk and features Septimus Heap.  This is book #5.  I've started reading it already and am loving it.

Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard  - this is perhaps the most cherished book that came into my mailbox this week.  Cath from read_warbler was doing some shelf-cleaning to make way for new books and I was the lucky recipient of one of those discarded books.  Mr. Timothy features Tiny Tim as a grown man. That and the fact that it's an historical thriller has me anxious to read it.

The Children's Hour by Marcia Willett - I don't know how this one found it's way into my mailbox.  As soon as I opened the package I recognized this book as one I had borrowed from my sister.  It is still waiting on the shelf for me to read!  How do these crazy things happen?

Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg - I have another book by Fannie Flagg that I borrowed from my brother.  He, my mom and a sister have all read it and recommended it, so I went ahead and ordered two more books by her.  Mind you, I haven't read the one I borrowed yet.

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg - (see above)  Also, one of my f2f book club members recommended this one.

Burglars Can't Be Choosers by Lawrence Block - this is book one in a mystery series.  I already have a couple in this series so I thought I better get the first.  I see no problem with that logic, do you?




What did you find in your mailbox this week?

23 comments:

Literary Feline said...

You've got some goodies here! I hope you enjoy them all. :-)

My husband read Burglars Can't Be Choosers not too long ago and really enjoyed it. I think he's read the first two books in the series so far.

I've been known to read a book or two in a series and then go back an read the first later. I try not to do that too often, but sometimes it just works out that way.

Kristen M. said...

I'm saving Mr. Timothy to read around Christmas time. I love Louis Bayard though so it's hard to wait for this one!

Snowbell said...

Very nice! I've read a couple of books by Fanny Flagg and I really enjoyed them. hope the ones you got are great.

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jenclair said...

I read Daisy Faye and the Miracle Man years ago and enjoyed it! Enjoy the great haul!

Mary said...

I'm a fan of Fannie Flagg books. She's so funny. I have Can't Wait to Get to Heaven on my shelf.

bermudaonion said...

I love Fannie Flagg - you've got some fun reading ahead!

gautami tripathy said...

I see some very good ones here. Happy reading!

Mondays: Mused/Amused etc etc

DCMetroreader said...

There was a movie in the 60's called The Children's Hour? Is this the book the movie was based on?

Also I agree with the other posters Fannie Flagg books are always a great read.

Serena said...

looks like you got some good books. happy reading.

check out mine:

http://www.savvyverseandwit.com/2009/10/mailbox-monday-51.html

Diane said...

Some great goodies there. I LOVED A Red Bird Christmas by Fannie Flagg.

Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/10/mailbox-monday_12.html

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

What a fun mailbox - I love Fannie Flagg, but haven't read either of those books yet.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Kristen said...

Angie Sage just went to my kids' middle school to talk to the 6th graders and I couldn't make her talk. Wah! Enjoy all your books.

purplg8r said...

I have read all of Fannie Flagg's books and enjoyed them...I hope you do too!

Booklogged said...

Guatami Tripathy, I'll be stopping by in just a minute to check out your mailbox.

DCMetroreader, I'm going to have to investigate that because I'm not sure. I did realize that the book cover I put in the widget is by a different author so maybe the movie is based on that one.

Serena, looking forward to see what came to you this week.

Diane, it's comments like yours that make me want to buy another book! Actually, I appreciate it and will add A Red Bird Christmas to my wishlist.

Wendy, I will stop by for a visit real soon - get out the cookies!

Kristen, oh how sad? Did your kids enjoy her? I love her Septimus Heap series. Pretty good when a book written for 6th graders holds my attention.

Purplg8r, thanks for commenting and encouraging me.

Kailana said...

Enjoy your books! I have read Fannie Flagg's Christmas book and enjoyed it, but haven't read anything else by her since...

Staci said...

You got some great books this week.Enjoy them!

Zibilee said...

Mr Timothy sounds like something I would really love. I look forward to reading your review and hope that you really love it as well. Oh, and also, you got a lot of great stuff in that pile. I have read a few Fanny Flagg books, and thought they were all quite interesting. Happy Reading!

Cath said...

I certainly hope you enjoy all your books but especially Mr. Timothy. I have a sudden yearning for historicals and am even thinking of doing the Year of the Historical challenge for 2010.

Bookfool said...

I love, love the Bernie Rhodenbarr series by Lawrence Block and I can't fault your logic, although I admit it's gotten me into plenty of trouble.

Jenners said...

That's so funny about the book you already have from your sister!

And when I read "Tiny Tim," I was thinking the guy who sang "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"!!!!

Anna said...

Fannie Flagg is one author I've wanted to read but haven't yet. Enjoy your new books!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Trish said...

I LOVE Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man! I really hope you enjoy it--Fannie Flagg writes the perfect southern fiction.

Thoughts of Joy said...

I read one or two Fannie Flagg books and have several on my TBR Shelves. What is the title of the book that your family members liked?