Sunday, November 28, 2010

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

Mailbox Monday
is hosted by Julie @ Knitting and sundries (November Host)
We share what books that we found 
in our mailboxes last week.

Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden- won from Kaye @ Pudgy Penguin Perusals. I had no idea that the author is from Michigan...very cool!!!
Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas by Lauren Willig - from Dutton for review
Talking to Girls about Duran Duran- review book from Dutton. ( I love Duran Duran!! When I was 16 I was positive that I was going to marry John Taylor. Well, I did end up with the right last name just not John!!)


Hosted by Sheila
One Persons Journey Through a World of Books
Weekly meme where we discuss the books you've read
and those you plan to read in the coming week.

Read and reviewed last week:
Child of the Northern Spring- just an okay historical fiction take on Guinevere. 3/5
Daily Guideposts 2011- loved this book and look forward to starting my days out right next year 5/5
Mamma Mia! loved it!!! 4/5
Julie and Julia- Meryl Streep is just amazing!! 4/5

Tentative reviews for this week:
The Heir-Tuesday
The Reindeer Keeper- Wednesday
Pemberley Ranch-Thursday
Six Sentence Saturday:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
The Bite of the Mango

On my nightstand:


  1. I am really curious about The Queen Herafter, so looking forward to your review now

  2. All three of your mailbox books look good, Staci. I have the first in Willig's series on my ereader - hope to read it in the next few months.

  3. I was really tempted by The Mischief of the Mistletoe, but I figure that I should read the first book in the series before taking it on.

  4. I got The Mischief of Mistletoe last week too. I had to laugh when I read about you and Duran, Duran. Enjoy your new books!

  5. OH I love the cover for The Mischief of Mistletoe! Duran Duran... Hungry Like the Wolf. .... AHhhhhhh---WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    I see we had the same hairdo too then ;P

    PS I was a big big Depeche Mode girl... tune... I just can't get enough... I just can't get enough... laa laa laa laa I just can't get enough of you.... la la la la... TING

  6. I got the Mischief in the Mistletoe a few weeks ago and it is supposed to be a stand alone book. I have the first two in the series TBR but I'll read this one first.

  7. Oh, your mailbox and reading list look very exciting...hope you're going to enjoy them. I see Falling Home on your list...

    I love your new Christmas blog header. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    Here's my Monday:

  8. It is always cool to read a book by a Michigan author!

  9. hehehehehe... that PTA one makes me giggle... I can name some PTA members I'd like to see as the victim of that book! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee your John Taylor statement too! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. You had a great week. Thanks for letting me know about the large print Guidepost. I am definitely going to order this for my father for Christmas.

    Have a wonderful week.

  11. The Willig book sounds like a good holiday read.

  12. My youngest daughter lovvvvved Duran, Duran. Your post made me chuckle just remembering all the sighing and adoring gazes going on. Have a great week and enjoy your books. I hope you like Murder at the PTA.

  13. What a wonderful selection! Wow. and can I say I laughed out loud at the title Murder at the PTA. I fantasize about that sometimes LOL! Too funny. Now, I must look into that one. Enjoy your great books! You can find my mailbox here:

  14. Love the cover for The Winter Sea. I need to see what this one is about.

    Hope you had a nice holiday - both of us without our boys for the first time....

  15. Nice Mailbox! I gave Child of the Northern Spring 3-Stars, too. Here's my Mailbox. Happy reading!

  16. Talking To Girls About Duran Duran sounds like it would be right up my alley. I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  17. I received for review Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore from The Book Tree.

    Although the widowed Lady Rebecca has sworn off marriage, men are another matter. London's cold winter nights have her dreaming of warmer pursuits-like finding a lover to satisfy her hungry heart. Someone handsome, discreet, and most importantly as uninterested in marriage as she is. Someone like Jack Fulton.

    A known adventurer and playboy, Jack seems like the perfect choice. There's just one problem: Jack isn't interested in an affair. He needs the beautiful, mysterious Lady Rebecca to be his wife. And he doesn't have much time to persuade her. A secret from Jack's past is about to surface, and by Christmas Day he'll be either married to Rebecca or dead.


    I received for review A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins from Berkley Trade.

    A twisting debut novel of murder and dark family secrets from a riveting new voice in crime fiction.

    A murdered woman. A grieving husband. And their son-a mentally handicapped adult with a history of violent outbursts. A very simple case. Or is it?

    Leo Hewitt, an Assistant DA once blamed for setting free a notorious child-killer, is eager to redeem himself with this intimate and grisly crime. As he digs below the surface he discovers more than he ever anticipated-including an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who'd do anything to escape his disastrous marriage, and an accused young man with no apparent means of defense. But with each shocking new revelation, Leo is only led deeper and deeper into the darkness-an inescapable trap of blood bonds and twisted family secrets.

  18. You just seen Mama Mia? I loved it too! Happy reading this week and LOVE the Christmas header!

  19. I loved Duran Duran at sixteen too! Enjoy all your new books!

  20. I've got Falling Home on my nightstand too. I'd love to get a hold of The Winter Sea though. I was hoping it was available on Kindle but not in Canada.

  21. Looking forward to your thoughts on the 3 books on your nightstand; they look good. Love the new Christmas look :)

  22. Oh Duran, Duran....they did make many hearts swoon! The Mischief of the Mistletoe has a great cover. I have not read that author yet but have put her books on my wish list. I love that nostalgic look!

  23. Mischief Under the Mistletoe looks like such a fun holiday read .. and I'm totally jealous of your nightstand ... so much reading goodness in one pile is hardly fair! Enjoy all of the new reads!

  24. Lots of good books in this post. You have some good reading days ahead. I laughed at your comment about marrying John Taylor. My daughters loved Duran Duran too.

  25. Sorry sister but I am marrying John Taylor. I still love DD and always go to their concert when they are in town. They still sound great. HOpe you had a lovely week.

  26. How funny...I thought I was going to marry John Taylor too!


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