Monday, April 20, 2009

Mailbox Monday April 20 2009

First, I have to thank everyone for all the get well wishes. I went to school today, against doctor orders, but I had to. It was a tough day, but I made it. I'm still very weak and I guess the stomach just has to heal. I'm just so type "A" that I expect my body to recover overnight. So again....thank you all. It is so amazing to know I have you as my blogger feels really great.

In my mailbox this week I received:

The Song is You by Arthur Phillips...According to the press release, "The Song is You is a closely observed tale of love in the digital age that blurs the line between the longing for intimacy and the longing for oblivion." This is a love story and a comedy.

Bittersweet by Matt McAllester...Per the write up for the press...

Bittersweet follows McAllester back to the place that evoked his happiest memories of his mother: the kitchen. ...a stunning tribute to his mother and a celebration of family and food.

The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine..According to the publisher..

"Levine artfully tells the story of Batuk, a 15 year-old Indian girl whose parents have sold her into sexual slavery. Batuk uses her rich imagination and gift for storytelling to transcend the harsh realities of living as a prostitute on the streets of Mumbai.

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon...I have been waiting for this book since I fell in love with Shadow of the Wind.

The next four novels are published by Permanent Press. I will review these sometime in the future. Keep an eye out.

Beat by Amy Boaz..
Looking After Pigeon by Maud Carol Markson
Internal Affairs by Connie Dial
Every Boat Turns South by J.P. White

John Milton by Neil Forsyth...a biography

It was an exciting week on my front steps and in my mailbox. I think there was a package every day. What could be better than that. Keep smiling!!!


bermudaonion said...

You got some great looking books. Can't wait to see what you think of The Song is for You.

Ruth King said...

The Blue Notebook sounds fantastic. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Angel's Game.

Literary Feline said...

I do hope you are feeling completely better soon, Wisteria. Take care of yourself! I'm not always so good about resting either--it's hard to stay still, especially when you know you have things to do. I'm really curious about The Song is You. I have heard great things about the author's previous work. The Blue Notebook is one I am anxious to get to. It sounds like a very interesting story. All of your books look really good, actually. Enjoy!

serendipity_viv said...

glad to hear you are up and about, but take it easy so that you don't have a relapse. Great book haul this week. Am I the only one still to read Shadow in the Wind. I started it and put it down again.

Anna said...

You had a good week book-wise. I have The Blue Notebook, too, and can't wait to read it. Happy reading and hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself!

Diary of an Eccentric

Missy B. said...

You've got a good list a books! Enjoy! I'm glad that you are feeling better :)

Desert Rose said...

hope you are feeling better now.. you got a nice collection of books, although I haven't heard of any of them so I would really love to read your input on them once you read them :) take care of yourself!

The Bookworm said...

great books in the mail wisteria, enjoy them :) a package a day is a treat.

Ladytink_534 said...

Getting books in the mail when you're sick or feeling down is the best! Ooh! I really want to read The Angel's Game cause I loved Shadow of the Wind. Enjoy!

Iliana said...

Glad to hear the books are helping you feel a bit better too :)

I cannot wait to read The Angel's Game. I hope it lives up to my expectations!