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Mailbox Monday #97

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Kathy of Bermudaonion Weblog.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow 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.  Mr. Darcy Takes the Plunge by J. Marie Croft for review.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #96

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Kathy of Bermudaonion Weblog.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow 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.  Green Beauty Recipes by Julie Gabriel, which I received from the author for review.

2.  Falling Home by Karen White, which I received as a surprise in the mail and can’t wait to read.

3.  Faefever by Karen Marie Moning, which is the third book in the MacKayla Lane series.

4.  Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye for review from Unbridled Books.

5.  The Wishing Trees by John Shors for review from the author.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #95

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Kathy of Bermudaonion Weblog.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow 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.  Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden, which I won from Peeking Between the Pages.

2.  Ghost Hunt by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, which is a chapter sampler Diary of an Eccentric gave me since she had two.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #94

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow 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.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, which I pre-ordered from Amazon long ago.

2.  Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning the second in the MacKayla Lane series and for a TLC Book Tour in October.

3.  A Vampire Is Coming to Dinner: 10 Rules to Follow by Pamela Jane for an October TLC Book Tour.

4. 13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro, a surprise from Reagan Arthur and Hachette Group due out in Feb. 2011, and it came with some sour lemon candies.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #93

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow 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.  Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle, another surprise from Algonquin.

2.  Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris, which I purchased from Powell’s with a gift certificate and it’s autographed.

3.  Mind Games by Carolyn Crane, which I purchased from Powell’s as well.  It’s not autographed, but you may recognize the name of the author as none other than The Trillionth Page.

4.  The World Is Bigger Now by Euna Lee, which I received randomly from Random House.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #92

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow 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.  A Curable Romantic by Joseph Skibbell, which I received from Algonquin Books unexpectedly and a few of the pages are ripped.

2.  Serena by Ron Rash, which I won in a giveaway.

3.  Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler, which I won in a giveaway.

4.  The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn, which I won in a giveaway.

5.  My Life in France by Julia Child, which I won in a giveaway.

6.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which I won in a giveaway.  I’ll probably be passing this one on since I already have a copy.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #91

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow 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.  Dante’s Divine Comedy adapted by Seymour Chwast from Bloomsbury for review.

2.  Shade by Jeri Smith Ready from Amazon Vine.

3.  Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes from Amazon Vine.

4.  Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning for a TLC Tour; it finally arrived!

5.  Because All Is Not Lost by Sweta Srivastava Vikram for review from the poet.

6.  Barnacle Love by Anthony de Sa for review from Algonquin.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #90

In case you haven’t been by The Printed Page lately, Marcia has decided to step down from hosting Mailbox Monday, but she’s created a fantastic blog tour for Mailbox Monday with new hosts each month through 2011.

I’ll be hosting the meme in 2011, and I’m excited.  I hope you’ll consider throwing your name in the hat and join the fun.

Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi of The Story Siren both sponsor memes in which bloggers share what books they’ve received in the past week.  I’m going to continue calling these Mailbox Mondays, but The Story Siren also has In My Mailbox.  Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Be prepared for your TBR to explode after reading these posts.

Here’s what I received:

1.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee from Harper for review as part of the 50th anniversary.

2.  Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd from Shelf Awareness.

3.  The Reversal by Michael Connelly from Miriam at Hachette for review.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #89

I’m still recuperating from my quick little birthday camping trip for my hubby.  He loves camping, so some friends and I set it up so it was a surprise.  I prescheduled this post because I knew I’d be tired.

Also, in case you haven’t been by The Printed Page lately, Marcia has decided to step down from hosting Mailbox Monday, but she’s created a fantastic blog tour for Mailbox Monday with new hosts each month through 2011.

I’ll be hosting the meme in 2011, and I’m excited.  I hope you’ll consider throwing your name in the hat and join the fun.

Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi of The Story Siren both sponsor memes in which bloggers share what books they’ve received in the past week.  I’m going to continue calling these Mailbox Mondays, but The Story Siren also has In My Mailbox.  Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Be prepared for your TBR to explode after reading these posts.

Here’s what I received:

1.  The Cougar Club by Susan McBride, which my mom lent me after she won it at Bermudaonion’s blog and loved it.

2.  Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons, which came with a few surprises — Walkers Shortbread and Revolution Earl Grey Lavender Tea.  I wasn’t expecting this book, but it came with a nice note from the author and a recipe for her grandmother’s Baumtorte.  This also is from Hachette’s Reagan Arthur Imprint.

3. Heredities by J. Michael Martinez, which I received from the American Academy of Poets. This collection won the Walt Whitman Award.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #88

In case you haven’t been by The Printed Page lately, Marcia has decided to step down from hosting Mailbox Monday, but she’s created a fantastic blog tour for Mailbox Monday with new hosts each month through 2011.

I’ll be hosting the meme in 2011, and I’m excited.  I hope you’ll consider throwing your name in the hat and join the fun.

Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi of The Story Siren both sponsor memes in which bloggers share what books they’ve received in the past week.  I’m going to continue calling these Mailbox Mondays, but The Story Siren also has In My Mailbox.  Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Hidden Things by Pam Jenoff, which was a happy surprise in the mail and for review. I think the final book will be called A Hidden Affair.

2.  The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme, which is another surprise book from the mail.

3.  Dracula in Love by Karen Essex, which I received from Shelf Awareness.

4.  The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel, which I received for review from HarperCollins.

5.  The Gentleman Poet by Kathryn Johnson, which I received for review from HarperCollins.

6.  Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany, which I received for review from Harper Collins.

7.  The Burning Wire by Jeffrey Deaver, which is an audio I received from Simon and Schuster for review.

8.  Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst, which is an audio I received for review from Simon and Schuster.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Mailbox Monday #87

World Cup mania continues, even though the United States was ousted by Ghana, once again!  My team is still in it.  Portugal will face Spain on Tuesday, June 29.  I’m crossing my fingers that they continue their winning streak and get the chance to meet Brazil head on in the finals.

Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi of The Story Siren both sponsor memes in which bloggers share what books they’ve received in the past week.  I’m going to continue calling these Mailbox Mondays, but The Story Siren also has In My Mailbox.  Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received:

1.  A jewel-crafted Phoenix pin, which I won from Beth Fish Reads.

2.  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, which came from Shelf Awareness.

What did you receive?

Mailbox Monday #86

It’s been a very crazy week, but I did receive a couple of books in the mail.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi of The Story Siren both sponsor memes in which bloggers share what books they’ve received in the past week.  I’m going to continue calling these Mailbox Mondays, but The Story Siren also has In My Mailbox.  Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Plain Kate by Erin Bow for review in September from Scholastic.

2.  Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye for review in October from Unbridled Books.

3.  Bon Jovi:  When We Were Beautiful by Bon Jovi and The Circle CD, which I won at auction for Book Blogger Convention.

What did you receive?