Mailbox Monday – January 19, 2008

 What arrived in YOUR mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at today’s post on The Printed Page to leave a link to your post and see what other readers acquired! Here is what arrived at my house:

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The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle, which I won from CB James at Ready When You Are, CB.  I can’t find the same cover online that I have in front of me, unfortunately.  It has a big banner across the top with The MIDNIGHT EXAMINER in large block letters on a bright yellow background, with black and white shots of a cat, a man holding an Egyptian figurine, and a blond woman in a bikini top holding an AK-47- quite a trio!  The man and the woman have little bars over their eyes, presumably to protect their identities.  The book is about the world of tabloid publishing:  “Howard and his staff become embroiled with a bloodthirsty crime lord, a voodoo sorceress, an Egyptian tomb robber, and a porn queen in danger, who leads them into an adventure as bizarre as the headlines in the Midnight Examiner.”  It’s supposed to be wildly insane and laugh out loud funny.  We’ll see!

51xfji8rkl_sl500_aa240_I also got a package of 2 books from the awesome Miriam at Hachette:

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly, is a love story set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Ireland, the Great Famine, and the emigrant experience in America.  Galway Bay will be released in hardcover on February 9th.

The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams is about the excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb filled with relics that date back to the time of Alexander the Great.  The Alexander Cipher will be released in hardcover on March 19th.

What did you find in your mailbox this week?

10 Responses

  1. You’re right – Miriam is awesome. Galway Bay looks great.

  2. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing and A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro.

    It’s great winning / getting free books, isn’t it?🙂

  3. Kathy, she really is! Galway Bay seems like it could have a similar feel to Angela’s Ashes, in fact Frank McCourt is quoted on the cover.

    Michelle- I never heard of A Pale View of Hills but I really enjoyed Never Let Me Go, so I’m off to look it up. Thanks! And yes, free books ARE great!!

  4. Oh gosh, I want to read Galway Bay so badly I think I’m actually salivating over it, LOL.

  5. Glad to hear the book arrived. Hope you enjoy it, too.

  6. I can’t wait to read Galway Bay!

  7. The Alexander Cipher sounds very interesting!

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  8. I didn’t get any books last week (except Twilight from my neighbor) but I know tis week will bring some new ones to me.

  9. I haven’t received Galway Bay yet, but it should be on its way!

  10. Miriam rocks! I’m waiting for my copy of Galway Bay. It looks really good.

    –Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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