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Comments for Mailbox Monday: January 25, 2010

Mailbox Monday, image from Monday: January 25, 2010: 01/25/10

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.

This week is my first to participate in the Monday Mailbox, although I have been receiving regular deliveries of ARCs to my mailbox for the last two years. Last Thursday's Booking Through Thursday question asked for recommendations of authors we love but haven't become household names like Dan Brown or Jane Austen. In my post I enthusiastically recommended Penny Warner.

Mailbox Monday January 25, 2010I knew Penny Warner was a local author to me (although I didn't realize quite how local). Within a couple hours of posting, I had a very lovely response from her that included an offer to review her newest book and an invitation to the pub party for her new book. Both arrived today!

I normally randomize the reading order of ARCs I receive to give each book an equal chance at being read next. However, since I'm going to an actual party, I'll be reading Penny's book now so I'll be ready for the party in February.

I also received Size Eight in a Size Zero World by Meredth Cagen for review. I think the two book covers complement each other nicely, don't you?

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Comment #1: Tuesday, January, 26, 2010 at 07:39:53


Welcome to Mailbox Monday! These aren't books I normally would pick up, but I do like the covers. Looking forward to your reviews.

Comment #2: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 12:24:37


I don't think either cover is especially representative of the books themselves. Both authors are very nice and that's why I'm reading the books.

Comment #3: Tuesday, January, 26, 2010 at 07:48:20


Really curious about Size Eight...

Enjoy your reading this week!

Comment #4: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 12:52:52


Thank you!

Comment #5: Tuesday, January, 26, 2010 at 09:27:50


The title is definately alluring.

Comment #6: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 12:54:29


I will post reviews of both books on this blog when I'm done.

Comment #7: Tuesday, January, 26, 2010 at 11:48:38


Ohhh, these look like such fun reads! I really want to read How to Host a Killer Party!!!

I just started doing this meme a couple of weeks ago too and love it! One of my favorites! I can't wait to see what goodies you get every week!

Comment #8: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 12:56:14


That's the one I'm reading first.

Comment #9: Tuesday, January, 26, 2010 at 19:48:56


I have never heard of either of these books - can't wait to see if you like them.

Comment #10: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 22:22:49


I will be reading How to Host a Killer Party first but will post reviews of both of them when I'm done.

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