Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday....What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday
is a gathering place for readers to
share the books that came into their house last week 
and explore great book blogs. 
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Hosted this month at
A Sea of Books

Alice Bliss- review copy from Penguin Group
Lot's Return to Sodom- ARC copy from blogger buddy Kay @  My Random Acts of Reading-Thanks!
Trader of Secret- unsolicited review copy from William Morrow & Company
Sisters of the Sari- review copy Penguin and NAL

We discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week.

Read and reviewed last week:
Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens- awesome and riveting thriller!!!
Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand- good for the beach
Things We Didn't Say by Kristina Riggle- great family drama with many POV's
Mothers & Daughters by Rae Meadows- fantastic family secrets and historical value!

Reviews for this week:
The Twisted Thread-Tuesday
In the Heat of the Bite- Wednesday (video review..I'm excited to do this one!)
Whispers in the Sand- Thursday

On my nightstand:
I've been playing this by how I'm feeling that particular day and what strikes my fancy!

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  1. I read a great review of Alice Bliss just this morning. Enjoy your new books!

  2. I have put Mothers and Daughters on my TBR list. It sounds terrific.

  3. The cover to Lot's Return to Sodom gives me the shivers. I hear that it's really really good too.

    Sisters and Sari appeals to me for its cultural insight into India. Hope the books meet with your expectations of WOW :)

  4. I am looking forward to your vlog :D

  5. I think Blogger has some issues again today. This is about the 10th time I've tried to comment.

    Hope you enjoy all your books, Staci. I've got ALICE BLISS and I hope to get it read in the next few weeks.

  6. Oh, a video review! That sounds fun!!

  7. Cute mailbox pic :) I have a copy of Alice Bliss and can't wait to read it. Enjoy all your books, Staci!

  8. You got some great books. Looks like you had a much better reading week than I did.

    Here is mine

  9. I loved Mothers and Daughters, and I received Never Knowing this week! Can't wait to dive in, but I'll have to wait for a bit.


  10. Wow!! These look awesome! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. I read the Steve Martini book and I'm not sure when my review is posting, but it will be something like a 2/5! ...just sayin... LOL

  12. Great haul Staci. Alice Bliss seems like a good one. enjoy them all.

  13. Great stash! I love the cool mailbox too :)

  14. I'm so jealous of Lots' Return to Sodom. I'm so wanting to read her first book too. Have a great week!

  15. Sisters of the Sari - always like an Asian theme!

  16. looks like you got some great books. Happy reading.

  17. Loving your summer mailbox!

    I'm curious to read your thoughts on Alice Bliss. I thought it should have been labeled YA, the story didn't keep my attention (or the writing). Still... an important topic that people need to talk about.

    I have reviews to write, and have loaded my Nook with reading material for my trip to Boulder this week. I hope to get a lot of reading/relaxing done!

    Have a great week.

  18. Ooh, you got some good ones in there. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Martini book. Several of his older books have been languishing on our bookshelves. Just haven't gotten around to trying his works yet.

    Have awonderful week and happy reading!

  19. Have you read Brannan's first mystery? I met her at BEA last year and was interested in her book, but I think they will be too nasty for me. I look forward to your thoughts!

  20. These books sound great, enjoy.

  21. Alice Bliss definitely caught my eye. Enjoy your new books!

  22. All the books you have coming up look really good! Happy reading :)

  23. I have been seeing Alice Bliss all over the place. I may have to get myself a copy of that one. Have a great reading week Staci!

  24. I love your summer mailbox--enjoy your reading this week.

  25. Alice Bliss sounds like a book I might enjoy. I hope to read Never Knowing soon. I hope I enjoy it as much as Still Missing. Have a great reading week!

  26. Adding Lot's Return to Sodom and Trader of Secret to my wish list. Both sound very interesting.

  27. I love your summery, beachy mailbox, it's perfect for Mailbox Monday! I hope that you don't mind if I copy it:) I hope that you enjoy Alice Bliss as much as I did. Sisters of the Sari sounds wonderful and the cover art is gorgeous.

  28. Looks like you've got a great selection of reading awaiting your time.

  29. It looks like you got some good books this week!

  30. I like the new, cute mailbox. Looks like you have some real gems coming up. I'm looking forward to the video review too.


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