Monday, April 6, 2009

Mailbox Monday- April 6, 2009

This picture was taken in 1899 of a mail carrier on a rural route. I thought it was funny to read that they carried a whistle to let owners know they had mail since many people lived some distance away. The carrier gave them a "heads up". They were paid $400 per year with the horse, however tolls and ferry crossings were extra.

From:http://www.bentonnews.net/Archive/jan/Jan08.htm





In my mailbox this week I received







1) The Shipwreck of a Nation, by Nennhaus
2) Jantsen's Gift, Pam Cope
3) After You're Gone, Jeffrey Lent
4) The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Katherine Howe
5) The Whittaker Family Reunion, Shirley A. Roe
6) The Glenn Miller Conspiracy, Hunton Downs
7) A Lucky Child, Thomas Buegenthal
8) Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
9) Dracula, Bram Stoker

I'm so grateful for all the reading and that I have Spring from teaching in 3 days.
Yippee!!!!

8 comments:

Nicole said...

I love a god conspiracy theory, I think that's what made me snag the Glen Miller book as well. The only thing I know about him is that song In the Mood.

Toni said...

What a nice batch of books. ENJOY!

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

You had a very nice week! :) I also received Physick. Happy reading.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Scrap girl said...

I want to read Jantsens Gift now after reading Bookworm's info on it today. I like the sound of the Glenn Miller book too. I am alway keen on conspiracy theories.

naida said...

ncie stack of books wisteria :) I got Jantsen's Gift in the mail too this week.
Enjoy Dracula, I'm curious to see what you think of it.
and how cute the raggedy doll, I have the set too :O)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Literary Feline said...

I hope you enjoy Dracula! I liked it quite a bit. I haven't yet read Frankenstein, but it's on my list to read. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is one I would really like to read. I look forward to reading your thoughts on all your new books when you have a chance to read them.

Anna said...

I have both A Lucky Child and The Shipwreck of a Nation. Can't wait to hear what you think about them. Enjoy your new books!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Some of what you have will be popping up on my post next week.