Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday for 8/29/11


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books and is being hosted all this month by Staci at Life in the Thumb.


I received a trade paperback of Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley for an upcoming TLC Book Tour.


I received a hardcover of State Vs. Defense by Stephen Glain for review from PTA.


I received a trade paperback of Unforeseen Fears by William Gruchow from the author for review.


I won an ARC of Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham from Cecelia of The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia.


I won a hardcover of Crime Fraiche by Alexander Campion from LibraryThing.


A hardcover of The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne was a surprise delivery from the wonderful Becke of The Mysterious Garden Muse.  She also happens to be the moderator of the Mystery forum on the Barnes & Noble book club site.



On my last trip to Borders, I picked up a trade paperback of The Town That Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey and a paperback of Wielding a Red Sword by Piers Anthony.



From the Friends of the Library Book Store I picked up two hardcovers for $1 a piece.  I've read Murder at the Library of Congress by Margaret Truman before, but I haven't read Murder on the Potomac.


Last night I stopped into Target to get a few things and found Big Business on DVD for only $2.  


One of my birthday gifts was 4, Beyonce's new CD.  I've never been a big fan of her ballads in the past, but she really impressed me with this one. Of course, the dance songs are up to her usual standards.



19 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Wow, what a mailbox! You had a lot of great wins! Crime Fraiche looks interesting - I'm guessing it's a cozy set in France. Enjoy your new books (and CD)!

JaneGS said...

I've heard the Margaret Truman mysteries are quite good--maybe this will be my next mystery series. Enjoy your new books!

Simcha said...

Down the Mysterly River sounds good, and I really like that cover. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

Kaye said...

Great mailbox this week, Ryan! I love the cover on Crime Fraiche. Truman's mysteries are always well done. Have a great week and enjoy all your new books.

StephanieD said...

I love Beyonce! My favorite ballad of hers is Halo. Can't beat that amazing piano intro.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I am also doing the tour of Death of the Mantis and I just finished it yesterday. I really liked it!

Susan (Reading World) said...

Wonderful mailbox! That's a lot of reading/listening. Enjoy!

Mystica said...

Some interesting wins and a great mailbox! enjoy them all.

Teddyree said...

Wow what a haul, hope you enjoy them all!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wow great haul - some great sounding mysteries/thrillers.

Ryan, Once again, Thanks for your thoughts of concern for me during Hurricane Irene; I appreciate that.

Blodeuedd said...

Cool, a new Willingham book :D

Aisle B said...

oh my... oh my... just looking at these is making my eyes water in envy ;P

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your very interesting mailbox.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Wow, great mailbox! There are several you received that look interesting. I have The Town that Forgot to Breathe, but haven't read it yet, of course! I've never been a big fan of Beyonce, but some of her dance songs are okay.

Big Business...what a blast from the past!

Staci said...

Target can be a very bad place for me when I'm weak!!! We're both on the Death of the Mantis tour...sounds good doesn't it? Enjoy your other books!!

carolsnotebook said...

Wow, what a great list. Enjoy!

Yvette said...

You win so many books, Ryan! Lady Luck is certainly smiling on you these days. :)

I'm jealous. In case you can't tell. Ha!

I'm dying to read the A.A. Milne mystery.

Beth said...

Great selection! Awesome find with Big Business! Such a fun movie! LOVE Bette Midler!

Rob said...

Great list, Ryan! I just ordered two and got some great deals. A new copy of Crime Fraiche for $4 from an Amazon seller and Nook copy of Red House Mystery for $2.99.