Monday Mailbox 6/4/12: Playing Giveaway Catch-up

June's Monday Mailbox is was going to be hosted by, but I guess there's some confusion. There will be someone else hosting for the rest of June, but for this first week it'll be hosted by the true home of Monday Mailboxing.

This week I received one book, an ARC from Plume titled

by Joey Green
This book was released by Plume on May 29th.
From the press release:
We all make mistakes. However, the next time you make a truly dumb error, take heart--it doesn't hold a candle to the tremendous blunders made throughout history by remarkably smart people--including novelists, rocket scientists, and world leaders. Bestselling humor author and former National Lampoon contributing editor Joey Green shares a collection of surprising slip-ups spanning civilization in Dumb History: The Stupidest Mistakes Ever Made.


Last week's giveaway was for a new copy of Alberto Manguel's ALL MEN ARE LIARS which will be released this Tuesday. The winner was:
Please check your email for details about getting your book! 

THIS week's giveaway is for a copy of Jean Zimmerman's THE ORPHANMASTER which will be published by Viking on July 10th, 2012. 
From the press release:
It's 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are disappearing or turning up dead, and among those investigating the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine van Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond.

Click here to enter to win your copy!


  1. A book about historical blunders would be an entertaining read! Hope you enjoy.

    My Mailbox Post

  2. Yep, you can link to next week and for June's MM posts.
    And fun mailbox you've got there, would be interesting to see what made it into the book. <a href=">
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  3. I hope you enjoy your book! I've never seen it before! I LOVE the look of 'The Orphan Master'- love the cover and title! Thanks for another great giveaway x


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