Monday, July 6, 2009

Mailbox Monday July 6, 2009

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Lots of reading for my summer off....this is my idea of vacation. :)

Purchased at the Gettysbury National Bookstore

Girl in Blue, by Ann Rinaldi(Novel-YA)
General James Longstreet, by Jeffry D. Wert
The Notorious Mrs. Winston, by Mary Mackey (novel)
Southern Lady, Yankee Spy by Elizabeth Varon
Race and Reunion by David Blight
Gettysburg by Dolly Nasby
The Children's Civil War by James Marten
Civil War Battles and Leaders by DK

ARCs Received
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society...Book tour coming up.
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons (Also on Giveaway-5copies)

The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos, by Margaret Mascarenhas...Just finished this...fabulous!!

Triumvirate, by Bruce Chadwick
From the News Release:
They were simply known by the common Latin phrase Publius, meaning "to proclaim" or "to bring before the public"-James Madison, who would become the fourth President of the United States; John Jay, who would be appointed the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; and Alexander Hamilton, who would go on to become the young nation's first Secretary of the Treasury.

In his new book, Triumvirate: The Story of the Unlikely Alliance Tat Saved the Constitution and United the Nation author Bruce Chadwick brings alive the dramatic story of how the trio convinced a weak alliance of thirteen independent-minded states to join together and create a united country.


Literary Feline said...

Those all look good, Donna. I hope you enjoy them! :-)

serendipity_viv said...

I just loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel society. It is such a shame the author never got to see how popular her book would be.

Blodeuedd said...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I absolutely loved this book, have fun :D

avisannschild said...

Love the letterbox! Enjoy your books!

wisteria said...

LF---Thanks, hope so too.
Scrap Girl: I've been waiting to read Potato Peel and I know it is a shame about the author.
Blodeuedd: So glad you liked it. I'm reading it next.
Avisannschild: Isn't it cute. I wish I had one.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, what a haul! I read "Shades of Gray" over the weekend (review is up on my blog). LOVED it! I recommend it, especially for a Civil War buff - which, I'm just going out on a limb here, you seem to be :)

Darlene said...

Wow, all these books sound good. I can't wait for some reviews to start rolling in. Enjoy!

wisteria said...

Mary.....I read one of the first copies of Shades of Gray. It was one of my first blog reviews. It is also one of my favorite books.

I have become friends with Jessica James, who is
is a fabulous writer. Didn't you just love the dialogue with her characters.
I could read this book again. I already read it twice. I wish more people would read this book.

Dar....They're coming...some are for papers I have to do too.

Alice said...

Great books you've got there!

I've bought The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society during the weekend. :)

Kristi said...

Those Gettysburg purchases look good. I don't think I would be able to read them all together though - I would need to intersperse others between them. I have The Disappearance...Santos in my pile to read. Glad to hear you liked it!

Enjoy your books

Anna said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on the Guernsey book. I really enjoyed it.

Diary of an Eccentric

wisteria said...

Alice and Anna...
Started reading Guernsey book today...can't put it down. Seriously...loving it!!

Kristi...I don't read them all in a row. That would even overload my tolerance. I read several books at a time. But, I am a bit obsessed with Civil War history at the moment. Not always. LOL