Monday, October 3, 2011

Mailbox Monday!

It's time to review the things I've received in the mail over the past week.
Some great things arrived!

I'm very excited about The Nun, by Simonetta Agnello Hornby, a novel about an Italian cloister, which arrived from Europa Editions. It's coming out in late December and was on my Europa list even before it showed up by surprise.
Demons of the Blank Page is novelist Roland Merullo's guide to writing. I'm reading it now; it's very laid-back and interesting. I'm savoring it by reading one short chapter a day.
The Beauty and the Sorrow, by Peter Englund, is a history of World War 1 coming soon from Random House. I just couldn't say no when I got the pitch for this fascinating-looking volume.
Finally, Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner was a giveaway win from Emma at Words and Peace, part of BBAW. Thanks Emma! :-)

13 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Not heard of any of them. But given a book that's on your list of books to look out for is always interesting. Enjoy your reading.

Tea said...

Good books.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Ohhh Lucky You. I added The Nun to my wish list when I saw it on the coming soon Europa List. enjoy

Sandy Nawrot said...

Really interested in that WWI book. Not sure if I would have resisted it either.

Zibilee said...

The Nun looks so very interesting! I have a fascination for nuns and monks that I just love to indulge. Great books here today!

wordsandpeace said...

Leaving the Atocha Station came to you from Emma @ Words And Peace - you won it during the BBAW giveaway. enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

You get the most interesting looking books!

reviewsbylola said...

The Nun looks great. Enjoy your books!

iwriteinbooks said...

Wow, these are all new to me but that makes me even more excited to watch your reviews coming up. I love finding new stuff! :O)

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week.

Have a look at my haul of free e-books this week!!

Here is my post!

Mystica said...

The Nun is the one that intrigues me. New to me - would love to get my hands on this one.

Anna said...

The Beauty and the Sorrow and The Nun both look fantastic. Looking forward to your reviews!

Darlene said...

Great books. I'm especially interested in The Nun. I always enjoy novels that have anything to do with the cloisters.