Monday, September 21, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.  Check out her blog to find more Mailbox posts. Too many books again this week.  I need help!   But I'm not looking to hard for help because it's really fun to get books in the mail.  Sounds like I'm still in denial.
Rough Country by John Sandford - The too kind Lydia Hirt wanted to send me another book because I didn't care for the first book she sent which was The Holy Bullet.  I feel bad when an author or publisher sends me a review copy that I end up not liking, but I've never been offered a replacement book before.  Like I say Lydia is very kind.

Junius & Joseph by Robert S. Wicks - was recommended by my delightful sis-in-law when she was visiting a few weeks ago from Ohio.  It's about Joseph Smith's candidacy for U.S. President.  Sounds really good!
Twice Dying by Neil Mahon - blame this on someone's great review.  I love mystery/suspense so whoever it was didn't need to twist my arm too hard.

Hocus by Jan Burke - another mystery/suspense that received a good review on someone's blog.

City of Dreams by Beverly Swerling - Is a novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan. 

Absolute Certainty: A Crime Novel by Rose Connors - A legal thriller set in Chatham on Cape Cod.  I think this is the 3rd or 4th book I've bought this month set in Cape Cod.

Looking After Pigeon by Maud Carol Markson  - A review copy.  Offered to me by Trish Collins for a TLC Tour.

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon  - I read several positive reviews for this book in the last few months.


Kristi said...

Looks like you've gotten some great books! I have a few Jan Burke books on my shelf, too. But I haven't gotten to them. Too many books on the shelf! Enjoy your reading.

Zibilee said...

Some great stuff in that stack! I am also participating in the tour for Looking After Pigeon, I hope you enjoy it!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ok, repeat after me:

There are NEVER too many books!


They all look great - enjoy!

Anna said...

Looking After Pigeon looks interesting. I'll keep an eye out for your review.

My mailbox is here.

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Wendi said...

Love the title of City of Dreams!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Booklogged said...

Kristi, I think I've read 2 by Jan Burke and really enjoyed them.

Zibilee, have you read Looking After Pigeon yet?

Mary, just the reassurance I need. I'll buy more tomorrow!

Anna, I'll be over in just a bit for a visit.

Wendi, I actually read a nonfiction a year or so about the settlement of Manhattan and found it to be very interesting.

Cath said...

The City of Dreams is the one I'm most intrigued by as I enjoy early New York books... or early 'anywhere in the USA' come to that. :-) Cape Cod books sound wonderful too. Not sure I've ever read anything set there.

Booklogged said...

Cath, I read The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto, which is nonfiction. It was really good. That's why when I saw City of Dreams I knew I wanted to read.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

These look like such great reads!

Jenners said...

Yikes! I hope your give your mail carrier a nice tip during the holidays!!! : )

I've not heard of any of these but I love the cover of the Dan Chaon one! Happy Reading!

Thoughts of Joy said...

Wow! Your mailbox continues to overflow! What fun! I really want to read Await Your Reply. I tried to get an ARC to no avail.