Thank you everyone for the wonderful well-wishes -- I so appreciate it! You made my weekend for sure -- I got sniffly for an entirely non-cold related reason! ;) I'm feeling better (hot tea is doing wonders, plus sleep), and I'm going to try to prop myself up with a book.
One giveaway winner this week:
The winner of The Western Lit Survival Kit is ... Kathleen B.!
If you didn't win, check out my current giveaways! More coming soon...!
Seen both at Mailbox Monday -- hosted in February at Metro Reader -- and The Story Siren, my Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox. What an insane week! And by insane, I mean, amazing. This might win for the most arrivals in a week since I've started blogging. Honestly, my jaw is on the ground -- I'm blown away and super excited to read all these. What did you get this week? Read any of these?
May's Mailbox Monday is hosted at Martha’s Bookshelf. I think this week I got the most books ever in a week and I'm flabbergasted. My picture of the stack doesn't even include all the e-ARCs, obviously -- what a week! I feel like a kid at Christmas -- just giddy with delight. I don't even know where to start! What did you get this week? Read any of these? As usual, click a cover to learn more about the book (link will open in a new tab/window). Do you still like this format or is it getting too image heavy? Should I switch back to the list?
And as it turns out, I'll be also going into my 10th year tracking what I've read. (From 2004 through 2009, I tracked in a notebook then transferred to a private livejournal account. January 3, 2010, I posted my first review here!)
I went from having read 46 books in 2004, to a lifetime low of 4 books read in 2008 (that was the year I got married -- I was very preoccupied!), to reading over 100 books yearly since 2011.
Having this blog has been a wonderful gift: it's been a delight meeting so many interesting and passionate readers, and I've been introduced to authors and genres I would never have discovered on my own. I'm grateful for all of you-- thank you for making my life richer and more interesting!
This weekend I will be digging myself (and that red car!) from New England's first blizzard/nor'easter. Other than that, however, I'll be continuing my reading streak -- finishing up Linda Bamber's Taking What I…