Monday, May 4, 2009

Mailbox Monday- May 4

Mailbox Monday
is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
We share what books that we found in our mailboxes last week.

This past week was very good to me as I received 2 books from contests, 1 from Dar's kind heart, and another from Marcia, who believes in Reading It Forward. She likes to pass on her ARC's to her readers as she's finished with them...what a fantastic idea and one that I will hope to copy in the future. I've also received a few books from publishers and one from an author. I take a lot of time in reading the descriptions of the books before I ask for anything because I don't think it's right to just try to "hoard" books as they come out. I'll try to explain my madness with the title of each book as I list them here.

Contest Wins

First Dog
won at A Patchwork of Books
Isn't that cover adorable?

Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark
won at Peeking Between the Pages
I likey the front cover!!! Can't wait to see what awaits me "between the pages"!!

Galway Bay
sent to me by the lovely Dar at Peeking Between the Pages
I am so looking forward to this fantastic read!

The Wish Maker
sent to me by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is a book from her Read It Forward philosophy. Thanks Marcia!!

In the Land of Cotton
I received this from the author Martha A. Taylor
It's about a young girl living in the south during the 50's. Sounded very interesting and I'm really looking forward to reading this one.


The following books I received from Shelf Awareness and various publishers.

Best Intentions by Emily Listfield
I requested this because I thought the story sounded really interesting. I like stories about women, their friends, and how they cope with the changes good and bad in their lives. This looks to be a good one and I've never read any books by this author.

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
I requested this book for a few reasons:
1) I loved the cover
2) I am obsessed with India
3) They enticed me by saying that this was a book Jane Austen might have written had she been lucky enough to set foot in a contemporary Indian marriage bureau.

The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers
By Angie Fox
I absolutely love paranormal romance books and this cover captured me immediately. I didn't realize at the time that this was book two. I NEVER read anything out of order, so I have to pick up Book #1 on Tuesday from the library!!
Looks like a fun series!!

Made in the U.S.A.
by Billie Letts
I absolutely LOVED Where the Heart Is and have read good reviews of this one. I love the whole story plot....look forward to this read!!

What did you get in the mailbox last week?


  1. I loved Where the Heart Is, too. The Honk and Holler is fabulous, as well. I read this last July and am sorry to say I wasn't at all impressed. I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

  2. How fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeee all the GOODIES U got! :):):):):):)

  3. You had a great week! I loved Galway Bay and hope you do too.

  4. Love the books you got from Dar :D
    And I so wanna read the ANgie Fox series

  5. That is quite a haul. Happy Reading!

  6. Sounds like you received some good books! I've read Lady Anne and it was a good book but the ending made me mad. I should be posting a review of it soon :) Enjoy!

  7. Wow, what a great stack of books. Galway Bay is fabulous! Enjoy. Have a gret week. Here is my mailbox

  8. you had a great week...galway bay rocks! happy reading.

    here's my mailbox:

  9. I also received In The Land of Cotton...can't wait to read it. Your others look good as well. :)

  10. You had a great week! I've added a few of them to my wish list.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  11. I'm curious to see what your thoughts will be on In the Land of Cotten. I had seen that one too and thought it looked really interesting. You sure did have an awesome mailbox week!

  12. What a great week you had! The Marriage Bureau looks particularly interesting. Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers is on my tbr right now. Happy reading!

  13. Oh... Galway Bay is wonderful. I am really wanting to read In the Land of Cotton. You got some great books.. from some really great bloggers. I know that because I have got some good stuff from them also. Good weed for sure for you!!

  14. Not much, but you sure got a lot of interesting-looking books. :)

  15. Wow, what an amazing array of books you found on your doorstep this week! They all look so good :)

  16. What a wonderful stack of books you received. Look forward to hearing what you think about them.

  17. In the Land of Cotton sounds like my type of book! :)

  18. Great list of books Staci!! It's fun to win books. Hey, I'm hoarding too many books and am being more selective so that I can
    catch up with what I have to read.
    It's hard to pass up such wonderful books though!!

  19. You got so much good stuff!!! I'm incredibly jealous...

  20. Land of Cotton sounded intriguing but when I read the review I started to think it might be a difficult one to read--I will be looking for your review. Galway is another one I keep seeing around and probably should look further at that one too. ; )

  21. What a haul, Staci! :)
    Happy reading!

  22. Wow you did well. The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers looks good!

  23. Are you in the UP? How cool. I have a couple of friends there. I'm from Detroit.

    Anyhoo, The Letts' book sounds good and I, too, enjoy books about women's friendship. Looks like a good week. Happy reading.

  24. Lots of good books! Hope you enjoy them all! Happy reading!

  25. I hope you love Galway Bay as much as I did. You're in for a real treat!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  26. I won Galway Bay too and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Best Intentions is also coming my way soon. Enjoy your books!

  27. Enjoy the books! I have Made in the USA sitting on my shelf but haven't gotten to it yet. I loved Where The Heart Is as well.


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