Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday...What are you Reading?

Mailbox Monday
is hosted by Jenny Q. @ Let Them Read Books (December Host)
We share what books that we found 
in our mailboxes last week.

By Fire, By Water- review request from author, Mitchell James Kaplan
Beautiful Disaster- review request from author, Laura Spinella

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.

Tentative reviews for this week:
Heart with Joy (YA)- Tuesday
The Winter Sea- Wednesday
The Mischief of the Mistletoe-Thursday
Six Sentence Saturday:
The Christmas Letters
The Snow Globe

Books on the nightstand


  1. I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on Kiss At Your Own Risk when you finish with it. I read it myself and thought it was cute but nothing amazing. Hope you have a great week of reading!

  2. I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. Did you receive a call from your son?

    Beautiful Disaster looks good. I've got The Winter Sea sitting on my stacks.

  3. I've heard amazing things about Little Princes.

    Really like the covers for both of your books but Beautiful Disaster intrigues me most. Will go look at it some more now.

    Enjoy the blast of snow :)

  4. I really have to get Little Princes back from my friend ... I have my review notes, but need the book for my quotes - it was really good! I also loved By Fire By Water - one of my few 5-star reads this year! Enjoy all of the great reads!

  5. Your choice of books looks very interesting. Enjoy.

  6. These all look intriguing...what a wonderful collection of holiday titles, too.

    Hope you enjoy them all, and that your holiday was fabulous.

    Here's my Monday:

  7. Hope your Christmas was good!! These all look good! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. I'm curious about your 2 new books. Hope u enjoy them Staci.

  9. You did well on your reading for Christmas week! :)

  10. ah-ha By Fire by Water....can't wait to read your thoughts :)

  11. By Fire, By Water is on my wish list. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it, Staci.

  12. I hope you enjoy By Fire, By Water! I really loved it and the author swung by to do a guest post today - you might enjoy reading it while you read the book!

  13. hmmm . . . another Mr. Darcy in your future. I bet you'll enjoy that one. Did you get your call for Christmas?

  14. I love the cover of By Fire, By Water - I pick up so many great books after getting caught by the cover. :) I hope it is great!

    My Mailbox is up at Wendi's Book Corner! ~ Wendi

  15. Ooh good one's on your list, I think I might get By Fire, By Water with my amazon christmas voucher or I might wait for your review of The Winter Sea LOL ... decisions, decisions. Have a wonderful week!

  16. Oh your new books look interesting and the ones on your nightstand too. Can't wait for your review this week. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  17. I love the covers of your M.M. books. I'll watch for the reviews.

  18. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to give By Fire, By Water a glowing review, but in the end I really liked it. Now I just have to actually write the review! Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

  19. I love the cover of By Fire, By Water. Hope it lives up to its looks!

  20. Enjoy :D I think Austen is up for me next week, yay

  21. By Fire, By Water is one that keeps catching my eye. I'll look forward to your review. I hope that you enjoy reading The Snow Globe.

  22. I love the cover of Beautiful Disaster! Enjoy all your new books!

  23. I received for review The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

    "I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth."

    England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo—some say a mermaid is on board. A crowd forms, hoping to catch a glimpse of the magical creature. One crate after another is unpacked: a zebra, a leopard, and a baboon. There's no mermaid, but in the final two crates is something almost as magical—a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive.

    Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases the elephants for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. Tom's family has long cared for horses, but an elephant is something different altogether. It takes time for Tom and the elephants to understand one another, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed.

    The Elephant Keeper, the story of Tom and the elephants, in Tom's own words, moves from the green fields and woods of the English countryside to the dark streets and alleys of late-eighteenth-century London, reflecting both the beauty and the violence of the age. Nicholson's lush writing and deft storytelling complement a captivating tale of love and loyalty between one man and the two elephants that change the lives of all who meet them.

  24. Beautiful Disaster is a new to me title. I'll have to check it out and see what it is about.

  25. I see one more Mr. Darcy book there. Looks good. Hope you're having a great week reading and relaxing.

  26. I see one more Mr. Darcy book there. Looks good. Hope you're having a great week reading and relaxing.

  27. Beautiful Disaster looks promising.

    I also have The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy and Kiss At Your Own Risk on my nightstand. I hope we both enjoy them!

    My MM is here:

    Happy reading!

  28. By Fire is on my wish list - hope it is good. Here's my mailbox.

  29. Looks like a lot of great books, especially Kiss at Your Own Risk! Have a good Christmas break Staci!

  30. I grew up in the Mitt! I was more over towards the palm side of the state. I was born in Grand Rapids and lived in Rockford before moving to Seattle when I was an adult. I also speak Michigannese -- yes, that is a special language LOL.

    Bitsy Bling Books

  31. I'm reading this book. Am giving away another copy of the book. Please feel free to participate.

  32. Love the cover for Beautiful Disaster but will wait for your review before deciding whether or not to read it.

    In 12 days I will have time to read again!

    Have a great week :)


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