Sunday, March 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (3.7.10)

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

Eurg, I think I may need to temporarily place a moratorium on library requests. I had five books come in this week, in addition to the five from last week! This may not seem like a lot to those amazing readers to read a book a day, but I'm lucky if I get through 2 or 3 books a week. I'm so excited about these though, so without further ado, here's what came in from the library this week:

Wench: A NovelNefertitiHotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetWhat the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves UsDon Quixote (Penguin Classics)
  • Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez:  I've been intrigued by this one ever since I first heard about it, so I was so excited when my request finally came in! This one is due back in a week, so expect a review sometime soon!
  • Nefertiti by Michelle Moran:  I decided that, despite all the other reading I want to do, I simply could not wait any longer before picking something else up by Michelle Moran. I absolutely loved The Heretic Queen, so I have high expectations for this one!
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford:  This is another one that I've heard nothing but good things about and was super ecstatic when I found out my library request had finally arrived. Can't wait!
  • What the World Will Look Like when All the Water Leaves Us by Laura Van Den Berg:  I've always had a patience problem when it comes to short story collections - I lose interest midway through because there's no overarching plot to keep me invested. However, lately I've been thinking I should give short stories another try, and when I heard about this one from Heather at Book Addiction it sounded too good to pass up!
  • Don Quixote by Cervantes:  I've always wanted to read this, and since it's on the list of books for the Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge I finally have an impetus to get through this 1000+ page monster. I have a feeling this is going to be a long-term project...
I also received Enlightened Sexism by Susan J. Douglass courtesy of Goodreads First Reads program:
Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism's Work Is Done

Now here comes the dilemma... what to read first??


  1. Maybe read Wench first because it has to go back quicker? I have that book on my Kindle and Nefertiti and the Bitter and Sweet novel here at home. Have I read them? No of course not. But one day.

  2. Dana...don't you hate when that happens, and I'm not sure about you, but new books can only go out for 2 weeks and no renewals if there are holds. It seems i always have 3 or more arrive withing a day or so of each other.

    I recently got Wench; it sounds so good. I also enjoyed Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

  3. Nefertiti has been on my TBR list for a while. It sounds like such an interesting read.

    Don Quixote is a favorite. It's been many years since I read it but I have fond memories of it.

    Happy reading!

  4. I feel like they made Wench into a movie.

    You have definitely rocked the library this week! Happy reading :-)

  5. great books! Nefertiti and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet are on my TBRs too!

    BTW - I have an award for you at my blog

  6. You will absolutely LOVE Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Also, just for you to know, Jamie Ford has a Q&A in Goodreads. I met him at the Miami Book Fair last November and he was awesome...Great read!

  7. I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's mine.

  8. I have my eye on Wench... I have Hotels on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, hoping to read it soon.

  9. great books Dana, I have Nefertiti on my TBR.
    happy reading :)

  10. All those books are in my TBR! Wench esp, I am very interested in! Looking fwd to what you think! :)

  11. Waiting for your reviews. I've read Nefertiti but none of the others. Wench is widespread over the book blogosphere. I do hope you enjoy your reading week.

  12. I absolutely loved Nefertiti and really enjoyed Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I'm looking forward to your reviews!

    Diary of an Eccentric