Sunday, June 12, 2011

In My Mailbox (12)

A few weeks ago my IMM was filled with first foray into goodreads' early reader program. I wound up winning 5 books that week, although sadly only 4 of them actually made it to my house. But since then I hadn't won anything else. I thought it was just beginners luck and goodreads must have know I was new. They were letting me win so I would keep playing, but this past week the curse was broken! I was so excited because not only did I start winning again, I was winning books I was especially excited to read. Want to see?
In My Mailbox
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
A few months ago I read another one of Lisa See's books, Shanghai Girls. I really enjoyed the book and I've been meaning to read more by her, so I was delighted to be given the chance. This book has been made into a movie (it comes out later this summer) so hopefully I'll have the book read in time to see the movie in theaters.

A Wife for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen
Call it a crime, but I've never read Pride & Prejudice, or anything else by Jane Austen for that matter. I do plan on eventually tackling them though, so have no fear for my soul. I have at least seen the movies and am familiar with the basic stories. There's been tons of books written as almost "companion" books to Jane Austen's works, and I always thought it'd be fun to try one out. I've never known where to start though, but it looks like at least this decision has been made for me.

What's in your mailbox this week? And if you haven't already, be sure to heard over to The Story Siren to play along!


  1. I hadn't heard of this goodreads program! Free books = awesome! I review books for TLC tours and just love getting new books for free!

    I haven't read Snow Flower & the Secret Fan, but I have heard really good things about it. So I will probably check that out eventually. I did not know they were making it into a movie! I better try to read it soon!

  2. That is so exciting that you won books you really wanted to read! A Wife for Mr. Darcy looks really good!


  3. I haven't read anything by Jane Austen either even though I want to. I have a book by her standing unread on my shelf but haven't dared to read it yet. Maybe I should do it during this year? We'll see:)

    Enjoy the books:)

  4. I keep hearing about Snow Flower & the Secret Fan; it is most definitely on my list! Right now I'm reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and I loooove it. :)

  5. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed Shanghai Girls. I keep meaning to read that but somehow it always gets buried by all the rest of the books I have to read. As for Jane Austen... I won't lie to you. You know how they make it sound so romantic and all, quoting deep and meaningful passages? Well... that's sort of a lie. Lol. I feel that Ms. Austen is a cultivated taste (like.. because you were forced to read her books for class kinda cultivated.) I actually have one more, Mansfield Park, to read before I'm done with her finished works. Whew. Charlotte Bronte's prose is so muchhh better. :) Anyway, enjoy your books.