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Mailbox Monday ~ 3.2.09

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I’m sorry to be late this week, but I spent a good part of yesterday compiling the entries for my Bookmark It contest for Bookroom Reviews’ Book Giveaway Carnival.  I didn’t even have time to enter any contests myself.  It’s a good problem to have, though. 🙂  If you haven’t entered my contest, please do.  I think it’s a lot of fun.

I did not even come close to visiting all of the Mailbox Monday posts last week.  I’m going to do my best to do better this week.

Before I feature any of the other books I received last week, I want to give a special shout out to our own Marcia, one of the biggest supporters of my Facebook Book Club, the Historical Fiction Lovers book club.  Saturday, the FedEx man showed up with a parcel for me.  I wasn’t expecting anything, so I tore into the package, and this is what I found:

cover-of-historical-fiction-guideI could not believe my eyes!  It was almost like receiving bars of gold.  I could not put the book down.  It is divided into more than a dozen sections dedicated to one aspect of historical fiction or the other.  I was so excited and surprised that I got tears in my eyes.  I will never be at a loss for suggesting historical fiction to the book club or to another person again.  I could pretty much read nothing other than what can be found in this book and still not read them all.  It is truly an incredible resource.  Thank you so much, Marcia!  I treasure this book and look forward to many more hours perusing its pages.  I now have a TBR glacier waiting to be mined of all its literary gems.

Here is the rest of what I found in my mailbox last week:

From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison sent by HarperCollins.

The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford sent by HarperCollins.

The Unfinished Clue & Behold, Here’s Poison by Georgette Heyer, bought under the influence of Amy from Passages to the Past.  She “owes” me $20 bucks, but I won’t hold my breath. ;

The Used World by Have Kimmel (bought)

Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business by Lynda Resnick sent to me from Pom Wonderful.  I saw this  featured on The View and was sent an email about it that very same afternoon.  I took it as kismet.  I don’t read a lot of business related books, but this deals with branding and I’m all about that right now.  I’m almost finished with it and it’s very interesting.

What did you get in your mailbox last week?

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