Sunday, February 21, 2010

In My Mailbox (2.21.10)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I'm so impressed with myself, I actually managed to read all three of the library books that I checked out last week, so now I'm ready for something new! Luckily, I had some more library requests come in on Friday:

The Night Counter: A NovelGoing After CacciatoSaffron Dreams

  • The Night Counter by Alia Yunis: This is another one that I can't quite remember where I heard about it, but it's about a multi-generational Lebanese family living in the U.S. as the matriarch is trying to get her affairs in order before she dies - I've already finished this one so look out for a review in the coming days!
  • Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien:  This is my first book for the Vietnam War Challenge - I need to get a move on on all of my challenges! I'm excited to read it, as I remember really enjoying O'Brien's writing in The Things they Carried.
  • Saffron Dreams by Shaila M. Abdullah: I saw a couple of great reviews for this last month, so hopefully it will be a good read!
That's it for this week. I really need to keep better track of where I hear about books, so I can give better credit in these posts! Hope everyone else got great books this week as well!

18 comments:

  1. I really like all the covers to these books and most of them sound very interesting. I'll defiantly check them out and glad you liked them. I'll be looking forward for the reviews.

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  2. These books look good can't wait to see the reviews

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  3. I'm in love with the cover of The Night Counter! It's so exotic.

    I really need to get to the library soon! I haven't been in ages. Hope you enjoy these books!

    Emidy
    Une Parole

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  4. I can never read all the library books I borrow. I mighty impressed. Hope you enjoy your new picks!

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  5. Saffron Dreams sounds really good!

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  6. I can NEVER read all the books I check out because I always get like 10 or 12 books! My eyes are bigger than my stomach! LOL! I can just never decide which ones I will actually get to, so I end up taking them all! Oh, the cross I bear being a book geek! :)

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  7. Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog, Dana. Nice to meet you! All three of these books sound good and all are new to me.

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  8. Enjoy your books! They all look interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment:) I'm glad that you're coming out of lurkdom and even started your own blog!

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  9. Saffron Dreams looks good. So dous The Night Counter. Have fun reading your books!

    Here is what's in my mailbox this week.

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  10. They look like good books. I love the cover of The Night Counter. Looking forward to your review.

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  11. Great books you got this week. They all look really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  12. Three books in a week? I'm impressed! I look forward to your reviews of the above. I've never heard of them.

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  13. I am impressed that you already have a review up for one of these books!

    I haven't read any Tim O'Brien yet but I have The Things They Carried on my shelf. Looking forward to hearing what you think of this one.

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  14. Those books look interesting. Haven't heard of any, but I'll be curious to read your reviews on them!

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  15. I haven't heard of any of those books but they all look really good. Saffron Dreams looks especially good. Enjoy whatever you decide to read this week!

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  16. Going After Cacciato is on my list for the challenge, too. I think I'm going to read The Things They Carried first. I'm looking forward to your review.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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