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Mailbox Monday ~ Monday 30th

March 29, 2009

sb10067729n-003If you’re new to Mailbox Monday welcome! Thank you to everyone who stops by Mailbox Monday. Whether you comment or visit I appreciate your taking the time to drop in.

** I did visit everyone this past week but couldn’t leave comments on some blogs because Blogger commenting was being pesky. Sorry! **

Two books for me this week.

themidwifeMemoir ~ The Midwife: A memoir of birth, joy, and hard times by Jennifer Worth (new-to-me author/FSB publicist)

At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife to postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies — from the plucky, warmhearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children, to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side — illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, The Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.

theunlikelydisciple

Memoir ~ The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose (new-to-me author/Hachette publicist).

No drinking. No smoking. No cursing. No dancing. No R-rated movies.

Kevin Roose wasn’t used to rules like these. As a sophomore at Brown University, he spent his days drinking fair-trade coffee, singing in an a cappella group, and fitting right in with Brown’s free-spirited, ultra-liberal student body. But when Roose leaves his Ivy League confines to spend a semester at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school in Lynchburg, Virginia, obedience is no longer optional.

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What books came into your house last week? Don’t forget to leave a link to your Mailbox post or a list of books if you don’t have a blog.

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48 Comments
  1. March 29, 2009 7:35 pm

    Enjoy your books. I just read a review about the second. Sounds interesting.

  2. March 29, 2009 8:23 pm

    The Midwife sounds like it will be a good book. I am going to keep my eye open for it. My post is here.

  3. March 29, 2009 8:45 pm

    I got The Midwife too! My mailbox will post at midnight.

    http://www.writeforareader.blogspot.com

  4. March 29, 2009 11:40 pm

    Ooh! Both of those sound great! I love memoirs!

    Here’s my link:

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-march-30.html

  5. March 29, 2009 11:40 pm

    Midwife does sound good. I’m scheduled http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com

  6. March 30, 2009 12:06 am

    I got the Midwife, too, and I really loved The Unlikely Disciple…I hope you do , too!

  7. March 30, 2009 1:58 am

    My mailbox is up! 🙂

  8. March 30, 2009 2:20 am

    I just posted my mailbox 🙂

    Mail

  9. March 30, 2009 2:31 am

    My mailbox is up.
    http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-discoveries.html

    Midwife looks like a good one!
    *smiles*
    Kim

  10. March 30, 2009 4:23 am

    My mailbox is HERE. Have a great week!

  11. March 30, 2009 4:45 am

    That Unlikely Disciple sounds interesting. Here is my mailbox

    Happy reading!

  12. March 30, 2009 5:20 am

    I was excited to get The Midwife too! Here’s my list:

    http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-march-30-2009.html

  13. March 30, 2009 5:20 am

    I got The Midwife as well and I am looking forward to it!

    Here are my other finds: http://www.linussblanket.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-5/

  14. March 30, 2009 5:35 am

    I think I’m getting The Unlikely Disciple. My list is up here. Thanks, Marcia!

  15. March 30, 2009 5:45 am

    I had a light week though I haven’t checked our library mail. I might have a box there. Here’s what I got.

  16. March 30, 2009 5:58 am

    I’m new to the group. Pardon my manners. Thanks for hosting the Monday Mailbox.

  17. March 30, 2009 6:09 am

    I think my mail carriers are reading my books before they pass them along to me! Here’s my haul for the week!

  18. March 30, 2009 7:13 am

    looks like you got some good books. here’s my list: http://savvyverseandwit.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-23.html

  19. Vasilly permalink
    March 30, 2009 7:25 am

    The Midwife memoir looks great. Happy reading!

    http://classicvasilly.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/mondays-reading-loot/

  20. March 30, 2009 7:38 am

    Mine’s up.. I just started the Kevin Roose book too 🙂

    The Burton Review http://burtonreview.blogspot.com/

  21. March 30, 2009 7:45 am

    My list is up! You can find it here.

  22. March 30, 2009 7:50 am

    I’ve been eyeing Midwife,I’ll look forward to your review!

    My mailbox is HERE.

  23. March 30, 2009 7:55 am

    Sounds like you got some good books this week!

    My MM post is here:
    http://shereadsandreads.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-march-30.html

  24. March 30, 2009 8:21 am

    Both of those sound wonderful. I am quite jealous!

    Here’s my mailbox this week: http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2009/03/monday-mailbox.html

  25. March 30, 2009 8:25 am

    I’m new to mail box mondays! I discovered it through Blodeuedd’s blog and posted my first one today 🙂

    http://romancebookwyrm.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday.html

  26. March 30, 2009 8:44 am

    Enjoy your books, Marcia! Here is my post.

  27. March 30, 2009 9:05 am

    My mailbox is up.

  28. March 30, 2009 9:18 am

    🙂 The Unlikely Disciple sounds like it would be quite funny.

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  29. March 30, 2009 10:16 am

    I had a great week this week! I’m excited to show my mailbox HERE!

    Thanks for everyone’s kind wishes when I received the old zip zilch nada last week!!

  30. March 30, 2009 10:27 am

    The Midwife sounds interesting.

    My mailbox post is here:

    http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-march-30.html

  31. March 30, 2009 11:01 am

    I will be adding the Unlikely Disciple to my Wishlist today.

    http://qallie-fresh.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday.html

  32. March 30, 2009 11:41 am

    Lucky you getting The Midwife. I can’t wait for your thoughts on it. I was hoping to receive that one but haven’t as of yet. Not sure I’ll get to my mailbox today. Wasn’t feeling the best on the weekend so maybe I’ll do a double next week instead. Have a great Monday Marcia!

  33. March 30, 2009 12:09 pm

    The Midwife looks like a great read. I can’t wait for the review.

    I just posted mine. Mostly regencies. I’m on a bit of a kick with them.

    http://bibliophile23.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/mailbox-march-30/

  34. March 30, 2009 2:47 pm

    Four books for me this week! http://www.bookconfessions.com/?p=1454

  35. March 30, 2009 3:00 pm

    I’ve had my eye on The Unlikely Disciple, and look forward to eventually grabbing a copy.

    This is my first time posting for Mailbox Monday, and I’m excited to share in all the great books that I’ve happened upon.

    You can visit my post here

    Happy Reading All!

  36. March 30, 2009 3:37 pm

    Sounds like you got some good ones. Here’s what I got: http://mholles.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-march-30.html

  37. March 30, 2009 3:43 pm

    Here is what I got in my mailbox this week

  38. March 30, 2009 3:53 pm

    My post can be found here.

  39. March 30, 2009 5:16 pm

    Enjoy your books : }.
    Here’s mine: http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/03/smelling-salts.html

  40. March 30, 2009 5:19 pm

    Enjoy your book Marcia! Here is my mailbox:

    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday_30.html

  41. March 30, 2009 7:49 pm

    I am so excited that I could participate one more time!!
    http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2009/03/monday-memes.html

  42. March 31, 2009 3:38 pm

    Those both sound interesting! My mailbox post is here.

  43. April 3, 2009 7:13 am

    I am eager to read Midwife. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it when you get to it. 🙂

    Mine is up.

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