Mailbox Monday #239

Mailbox Monday (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  September’s host is Book Dragon’s Lair.

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 Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron, which I received for review from Finn Partners.

“For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. The Artist’s Way focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the ground we have traveled in our past. The Artist’s Way for Parents focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciously—and playfully—put our children on a healthy creative path toward the future.” —Julia Cameron

From the bestselling author of The Artist’s Way comes the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron’s canon of work on the creative process. The Artist’s Way for Parents provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enter—and re-enter—at any pace and at any point in their child’s early years.

2. Adé by Rebecca Walker, which I received for a TLC Book Tour in November.

When Farida, a sophisticated college student, falls in love with Adé, a young Swahili man living on an idyllic island off the coast of Kenya, the two plan to marry and envision a simple life together—free of worldly possessions and concerns. But when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them. The lovers’ solitude is interrupted by a world in the throes of massive upheaval that threatens to tear them apart, along with all they cherish.

3.  The Descent by Alma Katsu, which I received for review from the publisher.

Lanore McIlvrae has been on the run from Adair for hundreds of years, dismayed by his mysterious powers and afraid of his
violenteven murderoustemper. She betrayed Adair’s trust and imprisoned him behind a stone wall to save Jonathan, the love of her life. When Adair was freed 200 years later, she was sure that he would find her and make her existence a living hell. But things turned out far different than she’d imagined.

Four years later, Lanore has tracked Adair to his mystical island home, where he has been living in self-imposed exile, to ask for a favor. She wants Adair to send her to the hereafter so she may beg the Queen of the Underworld to release Jonathan, whom she has been keeping as her consort. Will Lanore honor her promise to Adair to return? Or is her intention to reunite with Jonathan at any cost?

What did you receive?


  1. Bet a lot of readers are excited to read The Descent!

  2. John Smith says

    Nice listing.The stories are really interesting, it appears to be facing real situation while reading these.
    enjoyed reading !

  3. Nice covers and interesting titles, enjoy!


  4. Ade sure piqued my interest today. I hope you enjoy your new goodies!
    Jo-Jo´s last blog post ..What are you Reading?

  5. These all look good. I’m especially curious about the artist book. Happy reading!

  6. All new titles for me. The Descent sounds interesting but I see it’s the third book in a series so I’ll have to investigate the first one.

  7. Nice mailbox. Love the cover on Ade.

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  8. I love the idea of The Artist’s Way for Parents–my three kids are now in college, but I still feel like I want to help them find their creative path, and my own 🙂

  9. Can’t wait for your review of Adé — I’m sad I couldn’t do the tour!

  10. Beth Hoffman says

    Those books are new to me. I love the cover of Adé … wow!

  11. I hope they all exceed your expectations!

  12. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says

    Artist’s Way for Parents, eh? Interesting. Wonder if there’s an Artist’s Way for Teachers….

    Here’s my It’s Monday!