Monday, August 31, 2009

Mailbox Monday-August 31st

Mailbox Monday
is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
We share what books that we found in our mailboxes last week.

Strangers From A Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans
I received this book from Stacy @ Stacy Buckeye. She listed a bunch of books that were first come, first served, and after reading Shanghai Girls, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and Tallgrass earlier this summer, I thought this book would be an interesting read. Thanks Stacy!

Synopsis: In an extraordinary blend of eloquent narrative history, vivid personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki relates the diverse 150-year history of Asian Americans. Through richly detailed vignettes--by turns bitter, funny, and inspiring--he offers a stunning panorama of a neglected part of American history. 16 pages of photographs.

Table Manners by Mia King
This book came courtesy of Mia King and Berkley Publishing Group. But the real reason I got this book is because Mary from Bookfan Mary is a DOLL!!!! She was able to get this one for me and I love her for it!!!

Synopsis:Deidre McIntosh finally has all the ingredients for a perfect life. She has her own line of cakes and cookies, and the perfect boyfriend, Kevin Johnson, one of Seattle's top bachelors. Creative, energetic, and loving, Deidre is the person friends go to when they need a helping hand. But when Kevin's ex-fiancée, the sultry and successful magazine publisher Sabine Durant, suddenly appears in Seattle, it's Deidre who needs help.

What great books made their way to your house????


  1. Table manners looks like a fun book :D
    I can't wait for your review.
    I got some good ones, oh and today I ordered 4 books from my bookstore, lol, shame on me ;)

  2. These look like good reads!!!!! I got that book this weekend that I was asking u about....oh my stars....U DON'T EVEN wanna know how much it cost.....sheesh....LOL!!!!!!! I will let U know when I finish the price I paid...I might SAVOR every word for awhile....even if it does SUCK!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. You got some great books and you have some great blogging buddies!

  4. I just got Sweet Life by Mia from Paperback Swap and I plan on getting Table Manners soon. Looks like great set.

  5. Strangers From A Different Shore definitely sounds interesting!

  6. I've got the first one in a box waiting to be read, but I've already finished the book I ordered last week :)

  7. Strangers from a Different Shore does sound interesting. I love reading about the immigrant experience, and especially for Asians. Enjoy your new books!

  8. Table Manners looks like such fun and I'm sure the Takaki book will be wonderful. He is an alum of my college and I heard him speak to my Asian-American Writing class once upon a time, a long time ago.

  9. Stacy is so generous. I have already received 5 books from her including three poetry books. I was so thrilled to Sandburg!

    Mondays: What's up?

  10. Looks like a couple of good books.

  11. Strangers from a Different Shore sounds fascinating. I look forward to your review.

  12. I have the Strangers book, and it looks good. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  13. I love Mia King's books! Table Manners was sooo good. I look forward to reading your review!

  14. Strangers from a Distant Shore sounds good, and photos! enjoy

  15. These look like great reads! Enjoy!

  16. Strangers From a Different Shore sounds really interesting. I'll be curious to learn what you think of it when you read it, Staci!

    I wasn't able to make it to my mailbox today. I'm not expecting anything though, so it's probably best I wait until later in the week. I hate opening my box and finding it empty. Not a good thing when I'm trying to cut back on my book intake.

    Enjoy your new books!

  17. Table Manners does it for me :-)
    Can't wait to see what you think of it!

  18. Looks like you got some great books...happy reading.


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