Monday, January 25, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Thank you to Marcia at The Printed Page for putting on the weekly Mailbox Monday, a place where I discover so many wonderful new books.

Check out her blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

Well, I had a very exciting week. I went a little crazy ordering books online and spending almost all of my gift cards from Christmas. I also got a couple other books in the mail.

Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds by Sanjay Gupta
A contest win from DC Metro Reader

Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
ARE courtesy of Ballantine Books

And the books that I bought for myself:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

AND my favorite part of this Mailbox Monday....

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set

I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA...the home of Charles Schultz. One of my favorite Christmas traditions was going to Snoopy on Ice at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. We went every year until they stopped putting it on after Schultz died and it was one of the hardest traditions for me to let go of. From the comic strip in the newspaper to Snoopy on Ice, Peanuts has always had a special place in my heart. I am so excited to have my first boxed set!


DCMetroreader said...

The Snoopy Box Set looks fabulous (another Snoopy fan here)!

Glad you received your win from my blog & hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Great list. Have a good week!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

WOW Jess; great week - they look great!

Here are mine:

Kaye said...

The Snoopy box set made me chuckle out loud. have fun and enjoy your new books.

Alayne said...

I've read a couple of the ones you received, but really want The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I'm also a Snoopy fan. The box set is great! I've been wanting to read The Handmaid's Tale. Enjoy all your books!

Lisa said...

I remember going to the Peanuts movies when I was young. I think we were even allowed to stay at those by ourselves once we were about ten so that made them even more special. Of course, that was about a million years ago when you could leave your kids somewhere and trust that a) no one would kidnap them and b)the little stinkers were too afraid of you to sneak off!

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I loved A Handmaid's Tale. I hope you enjoy it. Great Mailbox.