Monday, November 24, 2008

Mailbox Monday: November 24th

I love reading through everyone's Mailbox Monday posts each week, and decided last week that I would start participating. Here's what came into my house during the past week:

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
I won The Shape of Mercy from MJ at Creative Madness. It apparently had quite an adventure getting to me. Our post office seems to be adept at destroying packages. This was the fourth or fifth package this year to show up in a plastic bag with an apology from the postal service. Amazingly, the book didn't have a scratch on it.

The Book of Names by D. Barkley Briggs
In December, I'll be participating in a book tour for The Book of Names, the first book in D. Barkley Briggs' Legends of Karac Tor trilogy. This young adult Christian fiction novel has been compared to the works of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, two of my favorite authors, so I'm eager to read it. I love the cover; it calls to mind Edgar Allan Poe.

Doctor Who: The Forever Trap by Dan Abnett
If you're a regular reader of Bookish Ruth, you probably know that I love all things Doctor Who. Last week I took the opportunity to catch up on two exclusive Doctor Who audiobooks. The Forever Trap is narrated by Catherine Tate, who played Donna Noble in Series 4.

Doctor Who: Pest Control by Peter Anghelides
Narrated by David Tennant. It's so fun to hear the seemingly effortless switch from Tennant's natural Scottish burr to the Doctor's English accent. I've listened to several of the audiobooks David Tennant has read and each one has been a treat.

What's new in your library this week?


  1. Welcome to Mailbox Mondays. I've been hearing lots of buzz about The Book of Names. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Oh I'm so glad you got THE BOOK OF NAMES, Ruth! Don't you just love that cover?

  3. Looking forward to reading your review on The Book of Names! :-) Which one will you read first? I just finished "The Shape of Mercy" and LOVED it! There's even a blog dedicated to the characters by the author (Susan Meissner)!

    My post is here:

  4. I am supposed to get The Book of Names too. I hope it comes today!

  5. It's amazing to see just how many new books come out every day! You've got a lot of reading to do!

  6. I've heard good things about *The Book of Names*. I hope you enjoy all your new books ... and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  7. The Book of Names sounds good!

  8. This week was my first week posting Mailbox Monday to!

  9. Welcome to Mailbox Mondays! My post is here Enjoy your books!

  10. I've got both the Book of Names and The Shape of Mercy in my TBR pile - I can't wait to get to The Shape of Mercy!!

    :) Wendi

  11. Welcome to Mailbox Monday! What great additions to your library!

    My Mailbox is here

    Diary of an Eccentric

  12. Welcome and thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. I'm really looking forward to reading 'The Shape of Mercy' someday. I just need to clear out the books I have now.