Friday, August 22, 2008

Death by Literature (Or, The UPS Man Must Be Getting Tired of Me)

There has been no shortage of packages to open here in the last couple weeks. Mostly BookMooch books, but a few other things as well.

Last week I nearly fell over a gigantic box left by our doorstep, only to discover my winnings from the Hachette Giveaway at Bookshipper's blog. Fourteen beautiful, brand new books:



In addition to the Hachette giveaway, I also received Surviving Ben's Suicide by C. Comfort Shields (courtesy of Kathleen at Kathleen's Book Reviews) The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories by Pagan Kennedy (courtesy of Kelly at The Optimistic Book Fool) and a signed copy of The Questory of Root Karbunkulus by Kamilla Reid (courtesy of StudentofSaga's blog).

That's a lot of books! These will keep me occupied well into the fall. And now, the burning question, which one do I read first?!

Have you read any of these?

16 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great bunch of books! You must be on cloud 9.

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  2. I'm thrilled, but a little overwhelmed at the same time! I don't know where to start. Thankfully I'm a pretty fast reader, though.

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  3. Oh my goodness, how lucky are you! You deserve it. I haven't read any of these but there are quite a few that I'd sure like to.

    Happy Reading Ruth. I can't wait to read all of your reviews.

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  4. Thanks Dar! I was really surprised to win these -- especially the Hachette books. I can't wait to review these!

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  5. I was also a winner of a Hatchett Book Giveaway and just got my books last week. What bounty isn't it!

    Enjoy your new books. I don't know which one to start with either :)

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  6. To heck with that old song, "Its Rainin' Men".......Hallelujah..It's Rainin' Books!!!!

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  7. I'm so jealous!!! Lots of great books. The only one I've read so far is Made in the U.S.A. and I enjoyed it!

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  8. Congrats on all your winnings!

    I haven't read any of these titles, but since I'm burnt out from summer fun, I'd start with one of the Elin Hilderbrand books, which sound more relaxing (lighter, perhaps?)

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  9. That's fantastic! I haven't read any of them though. xD Have fun reading!

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  10. With your streak of luck, you really need to play the lottery, ha!

    I would read Child 44 first out of that selection.

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  11. Ruth, wow, what a plethora of books! I recently read (and reviewed) A Summer Affair and *absolutely loved* it. Of course I think you should start with it, since I loved it so much!

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  12. Hi Ruth;

    Lucky you - what a dilemma to have! I have read Made in the USA -I've read and enjoyed all of Letts' books. I have an ARC of Monster of Florence in my TBR pile!
    Enjoy!!

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  13. Yes! Steve (hubby) read "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith. I have "Off Season" by Anne Rivers Siddons and finished "A Summer Affair" by Elin Hilderbrand which was a great, great book!

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  14. I just bought Child 44. Congrats on your winnings! :-)

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  15. What a great stack of reading material!

    I found A Summer Affair to be my least favorite of Hilderbrand...but I'm reading Off Season, and I'm really enjoying it! Nothing will compare to her early works, but this one comes close.

    Can't wait to read what you think!

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  16. good for you!
    I won the same set of 14 books too from the Hachette Giveaway.
    They are some great books.
    happy reading :)
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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