Monday, April 25, 2011

Mailbox Monday- April 25

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.  Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Created by Marcia at The Printed Page, Mailbox Monday, now has its own blog.  This month Passages to the Past is hosting.  Stop on over and see what everyone else got this week (and don't forget to wallow in some of the glorious historical fiction featured there.)

This week I received three books all focusing on various aspects of World War II.


22 Britannia Road arrived from the publisher Viking Penguin....I'll be posting a giveaway on this sometime in the next 10 days so come back often.  This one is Polish WW II survivors living in London--looks like it's going to be real fun. 

The Soldier's Wife is another publisher (Hyperion) ARC.  Scheduled for publication in June, it's set in Guernsey, features a romance between an islander and a German POW, and the strained relationship between a mother and her teen aged daughter.  It is another setting and time frame I enjoy reading about, so this one is definitely on the reading pile.

And from the publisher (McBooks Press) via the Early Reviewer Program on LibraryThing.com, I received Wings, A novel of World War II Flygirls.  I'm a navy veteran myself (and although I'm an old lady, I DID NOT serve in WWII) so this once is one I was really excited to get my hands on.  It's fiction, but is touted to fill in the blanks about these often forgotten members of our armed services.

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13 comments:

  1. A great selection! You managed to get quite a few books this week, I hope you enjoy.

    Happy reading,
    Jules

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love the cover of Wings. I hope you enjoy reading it!

    Take a look at what's in my Mailbox.

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  3. I have been reading quite a few of these myself and enjoying them. All three of yours are new to me so I will look forward to your reviews.

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  4. All books with a war theme - happy reading. They sound interesting.

    Book Dilettante

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  5. Wings sounds interesting Tina. I do have the other 2 as well. enjoy

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  6. They all look good to me, especially The Soldier's Wife. Enjoy!

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  7. Enjoy your books, they sound good to me.

    Come by and see mine and my giveaway.

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  8. I've got the first two on my list, but WINGS is new to me. I've always been fascinated by the women who flew in WWII. Thanks for sharing about it!

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  9. I have the first two on my wish list ut the third title is new to me. I'm going to add it right now. I hope they are all good reads!

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  10. I received the first two books as well. WINGS looks very interesting.

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  11. I think they all sound good!

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  12. yes, all very WWII, which I know you love but is not my favorite subject.

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  13. Those all look fabulous! I love the WWII theme.

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