Mailbox Monday #191

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch. This month’s host is 5 Minutes for Books.

The meme allows bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received:

1.  The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries Vol. 4: The Ripper by L.J. Smith, which is the final book to arrive from Barnes & Noble where I used my birthday gift card.

The year is 1888, and the scent of blood lingers heavy in the London air. Stefan Salvatore thought he could escape his violent origins by settling in the peaceful countryside of England, but when a heinous murderer named Jack the Ripper surfaces, Stefan fears darkness will always follow him. Drawn into the investigation, Stefan assumes the worst: This is the work of a vampire. And the more he learns, the more he becomes convinced that the killer is someone close to him—and that he can never outrun his past.

2.  A Father First by Dwyane Wade and Mim Eichler Rivas, which came unexpectedly from William Morrow.

As incredible as those achievements have been, it’s off the court where Dwyane has sought his most cherished goal: being a good dad to his sons, Zaire and Zion, by playing a meaningful role in their lives. Recounting his fatherhood journey, Dwyane begins his story in March 2011 with the news that after a long, bitter custody battle, he has been awarded sole custody of his sons in a virtually unprecedented court decision. A Father First chronicles the lessons Dwyane has learned as a single dad from the moment of the judge’s ruling that instantly changed his life and the lives of his boys, and then back to the events in the past that shaped his dreams, prayers, and promises.

What did you receive?


  1. These books are so very different. A Father First might be inspiring to read. I hope you enjoy your other book!
    Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday August 27

  2. Love how the two books are so wildly different from each other — Father’s First isn’t drawing me but perhaps it’s good…

  3. A FATHER’S FIRST turned up here too!

  4. A Father First just turned up here yesterday – it looks interesting. Enjoy your new books!
    bermudaonion(Kathy)´s last blog post ..At the movies: Hope Springs

  5. Hope you enjoy your books! Have a happy reading week. 🙂
    Michelle @ The True Book Addict´s last blog post ..TTBA Weekly News and Mailbox Monday

  6. Enjoy the reads.

  7. A Father First sounds like a very impacting and powerful story. I’m intrigued.

    Thanks for linking up and I hope you enjoy your reads!

  8. Enjoy! your new books.

    Tribute Books Mama´s last blog post ..Mailbox monday

  9. I haven’t read a vampire in book ages and I used to read them all the time. The Dwayne Wade story has played out here in the news since he’s originally from Chicago. I’m sure young boys would enjoy that book.
    Leslie´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  10. Neither of these are my cup of tea but I hope you enjoy the vampire one.

  11. A Father First sounds awesome to me!!!! Enjoy your reads!

    • Ah, I have no interest in Dwyane Wade, but I did pass it on to someone with sons who read and probably like basketball!