Monday, October 18, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Originally created by Marcia at The Printed Page, MM is currently on tour. This month our host is Avis at she reads and reads. Each week we share which books we found in our mailboxes, but be warned: MM can lead to towering TBR piles and out-of-control wish lists!

I thought that last week would be a bookless week for me, but on Friday I got a suprise (unsolicited) package! When I first received it, I'll be honest and say that I wasn't quite sure how this particular publisher got my address (I later figured out that I have worked with the publicist previously). I'm not complaining- if anyone else wants to send me surprise books, feel free! I'll even send you my wish list... This is what I got:

Foxybaby by Elizabeth Jolley

Description (from Goodreads): Elizabeth Jolley's celebrated novel is set in a Summer School amid an isolated and surreal landscape where nothing is quite as it appears. Miss Alma Porch, writer and tutor, travels to the School to present the outline of her unwritten novel, "Foxybaby", to the Creative Drama Students. In the process, real and invented words collide.

The Sugar Mother by Elizabeth Jolley

I'm intrigued by both of these titles and although I do have a few review books to get to first, I hope to read them soon.

That's it for my mailbox! What was in yours?


  1. What a nice surprise. I have never heard of these titles. I am curious to see what you think of them. Will watch for your review.

  2. I haven't heard of these so I'll be interested in your thoughts!

  3. Surprise books are fun, aren't they? I hope you enjoy them!

  4. I've only gotten one set of surprise books. I hope yours are better than mine

  5. I'm not always fond of surprise books because they don't always match my taste in reading, but when they do, they are super fun! Enjoy your books!

  6. Love the titles on these. Thanks for sharing your finds! My recent book purchased is by retired biology teacher, Tom McLaughlin, called, "Borneo Tom," about the author's adventures in Malaysia. So far this book has been really fascinating with some fun sketches of his travels and the people, which opens a new and fantastic world in very remote places.

  7. Don't know these titles...Looking forward to reviews from your Mailbox Monday books.

    Stopping by from shereadsandreads.

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