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Monday, October 22, 2012

Mailbox Monday #122


Hello everyone – it’s Monday again.  This is two weeks+ worth of mailbox surprises.

First I will mention the books that I received for my next upcoming class – it begins November 5th (thank God I have two weeks off between classes, I’m starting to burn out!).  My next class is the Ancient Greeks!  All were purchased by me from Half.com.  Have you read any of them?

  • Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean by Charles Freeman
  • The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan – I read a little of this one for my research paper this semester on the above mentioned war. 
  • The Greeks by H.D.F Kitto
  • The Histories by Herodotus – probably the one that I am least looking forward too
  • Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times by Thomas R. Martin

Next up are the two books that I received fro review:

  • Royal Romances by Leslie Carroll (received from publisher) – I’m super excited to see who made it into this edition of her non-fiction series
  • Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara – (received audio download from the publisher as part of Solid Gold Reviewer Program) – listening to this right now – liking the story, not loving the narration.

One of my giveaway wins was received this week – The Mirrored World by Deborah Deen – won from Unabridged Chick and received from the publisher.

Finally, a book I purchased myself because I have been wanting to try out something from the series – The Best American Short Stories 2010 – purchased from ebay.  My school bookstore always had these but I never bought one.  This was $0.99 on ebay with free shipping, I figured what was there to lose!?

What did you receive this week?  Have you read any that I received?

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  1. I'm looking forward to Leslie Carroll's Royal Romances -- I loved her book about Royal Affairs.

    The history of Greece is fascinating -- looks like you have some seriously interesting studies ahead!

    1. I have enjoyed all of her books so far. I haven't had the chance to read Royal Affairs yet tho. I have always enjoyed learning about Greece, so this class should be more interesting than the past few - now that the required classes are out of the way.

  2. My daughter is a classics major and I ordered her a copy of The Histories last August for one of her classes this fall. Enjoy your class on Ancient Greece--one of my favorite periods of history!

    Enjoy your books--the collection of short stories sounds great!

    1. I'm doing my Masters in the Classics.

  3. I just reviewed The Mirrored World over at my blog..check it out...


    when you finish it, I would like to see what you thought..Happy reading.


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