Monday, September 26, 2011

Mailbox Monday September 26

It's Monday again! Time for another Mailbox Monday post. Mailbox Monday is the creation of Marcia from A Girl and Her Books. The meme is on tour and this month's host is Amused By Books.

I am a bit excited about my mailbox this week. I bought a couple of books that came this week in the mail. One is an old favorite and the other is probably the most talked about book of the season. I also received an audiobook unexpectedly, for review. It looks like a cute book.

The Puppy Diaries by Jill Abramson

Read by Beth MacDonald

Audio CD
Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (October 11, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1427213186
ISBN-13: 978-1427213181

An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times

One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009.

Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.

What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Scribner; 75 Anv edition (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451635621
ISBN-13: 978-1451635621

I don't think I need to post the summary for this one. This is one of my very favorite reads and I had to have the 75th Anniversary Edition. Can you hear the theme song from the movie? I hear it every time I look at this book.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition/First Printing edition (September 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385534639
ISBN-13: 978-0385534635

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

This book is beautiful! I passed up an advanced copy and later was kicking myself in the rear. Now that I have a gorgeous finished copy in my hot little hands, I am glad I bought the finished copy. It is beautifully done! From what I understand, the writing is beautiful also. This is a book I can't wait to get to!

So what goodies made their way into your home?


  1. The Night Circus! So jealous. I covet your book. :)

  2. I passed on an ARC of The Night Circus too. My daughter freaked out that I did. Oops.

  3. GWTW is one of my favorites, too! I adored The Night Circus! So magical, and I've never wished so badly for a fictional setting to be real!

  4. The book about the puppy sounds wonderful and I'm sure the audio book will be a treat!

    I'm sure you'll be even happier with your hardcover copy of The Night Circus after you read it. From the reviews I've read, it's fantastic in both subject and writing style.

    Gone with the WInd is definitely worth having a copy for yourself!

    Enjoy your books!

  5. Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week.

    Come look at my haul this week!!

    Here is my post!

  6. I got a copy of Gone with the Wind a few weeks ago. Can't wait to reread it. Also want The Night Circus.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. The Puppy Diaries looks good.
    I've never read Gone With The Wind.

    I passed on The Night Circus and now wish I hadn't. Oh well... Can't wait for your review!

  8. Ooh, I keep hearing great things about The Night Circus! Hope it lives up to the hype! Enjoy!

  9. Enjoy your new books! The cover of The Puppy Diaries is adorable.

  10. You had an incredible week! Mitchell's GWTW is a favorite of mine. I've heard fabulous things about The Night Circus. And the Puppy Diaries to off the charts in the cuteness factor!

  11. Gone with the Wind is one of my all time favorites! Great mailbox!

  12. Great mailbox, The Puppy Diaries sounds good.

  13. I LOVE Gone with the Wind, I haven't reread it in a while but it is one of my favorites. I'm jealous of the Night Circus, Iwish I'd thought of it when I was ordering books this weekend adn your audio book looks cute. Enjoy your new reads!

  14. The puppy book looks cute, and of course I am wanting a copy of the circus book! :) I need to track one down now that it's out.

  15. I love the cover with the Puppy And jealous of your Night Circus!

  16. I'll have to read GWTW. I watched the old movie version a few weeks ago and hated it, but everyone says they love the book, so I think I'll have to give it a try.

    Enjoy all your new books!

  17. Happy reading! I hope you enjoy your new books.
    Diana @ Book of Secrets

  18. Lots of good buzz about The Night Circus - hope you like it!

  19. I've seen Night Circus all over the blogosphere! Enjoy your books.

  20. A lovely mixed mailbox. Always the best kind.

  21. I will be starting The Night Circus soon. Can't wait! The Puppy Diaries looks cute, and I liked Gone With the Wind when I read it back in high school. Enjoy your new books.

  22. What's not to love about The Puppy Diaries cover? It makes me all warm and squishy inside just to look at it.

    I'm ashamed to say this .. I have never read Gone With the Wind ... but it IS on my I-Must-Read-Before-I-Die list!

    Night Circus! Yay! I have it for review and SO want to (and probably will) move it up in the review pile!

    Great mailbox! Enjoy!

  23. Gone with the Wind is my favorite! I hope to read The Night Circus soon!

  24. Beth, what a terrific variety last week! Can you believe I have never read Gone with the Wind? LOL


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