Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books and is being hosted all this month by Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.
Since I was on vacation last week I did not post a Mailbox Monday. So this week is actually an accumulation of the last two weeks, though all but two were purchased or received this last week.
I received a trade paperback of The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan from the publisher for review.
I received a ARC of Flashback by Dan Simmons from the publicist for review.
I received a hardcover of The Kid by Sapphire for an upcoming TLC Book Tour. I never read the first book but I loved the movie, so I'm looking forward to this.
During my vacation I stopped in at Borders, which I normally don't do. I ended up walking out with 4 books. I bought a trade paperback of The Passage by Justin Cronin, a paperback of With a Tangled Skein by Piers Anthony, a hardcover of The House That Jack Built by Guy Adams, and a paperback of State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy. I'm so excited for The Passage, which I read in two days. I've also already read With a Tangled Skein, though it was a reread for me.
I also stopped in at Barnes & Noble, my normal chain bookstore haunt and found a trade paperback of Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay for $3.99. I love his writing and I've read this book in the past, so I had to get it.
I won a paperback of The Greene Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine from Bev at My Reader's Block. I was participating in her Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge and this was my reward, I'm so excited. I've seen a couple of Philo Vance movies, one with William Powell, but I've never read the books. I can't wait to dig into this one.
I stopped in at a different used bookstore than my usual one, though it's just a different location. They have 4 locations, maybe more, within Wichita. I picked up paperbacks of Out of the Madhouse, Ghost Roads, and Sons of Entropy by Christoper Golden & Nancy Holder. They make up The Gatekeeper Trilogy and tie into Buffy's senior year. I've owned them in the past, but not sure what happened to them or my other Buffy books. I also found a paperback of Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco. This is a book I've been trying to find for a very long time.
I found a hardcover of The Phoenix Transformed by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory at the Friends of the Library Book Store for $1.
Then on a stop in at Wal-Mart I found a DVD of Possession starring Sarah Michelle Gellar for $5. I've never even heard of it, but I couldn't pass it up.
The only reason I included this in my mailbox post was because I did get them in the mail. I'm really picky about my dress shoes as I am on my feet for as long as 12 hours any given day. Ecco dress shoes seem to be the only thing I can wear for that long without crying like a 2 year old when I get home. Since my old ones were getting rather raggedy, I ordered the Ecco Helsinki Plain Toe in black. They are normally $140 but with my retailer discount they were only $56.