Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia from The Printed Page. Marcia has decided to send Mailbox Monday on tour. This month it is being hosted by Avis @ She Reads and Reads.

This week was a mailbox explosion! I went on vacation to Houston, TX and of course I did some book shopping. Also it appears the wishlist fairies at PBS have been working overtime because this week I have had more wishes granted than I have had in any other week this year. Here is what I got:

From the Norton Shore Library sale rack:
  • The Splendor of Silence by Indu Sundaresen
  • The Queen's Slave Trader by Nick Hazlewood

From one of my fave local UBS's Booked for the Season:
  • Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
  • Dragonfire (Dragonkeeper Chronicles Bk 4) by Donita K. Paul

From my stop at Half Price Books in Houston, TX:
  • The Eight by Katherine Neville
  • Spring Moon by Betty Bao Lord
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • The Bruce Trilogy by Nigel Tranter
  • The Devil's Horse (Morland Dynasty, Bk 16) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  • The Rose of York: Love and War by Sandra Worth
  • Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, Bk 2) by Libba Bray
  • The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, Bk 3) by Libba Bray
  • The Rose of York: Crown of Destiny by Sandra Worth
  • Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  • His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, Bk 1) by Naomi Novik
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Lincoln by Gore Vidal
  • Band of Angels by Julia Gregson
  • Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

From PBS:
  • The Queen's Handmaiden by Jennifer Ashley
  • Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson
  • The Last Days of Henry VIII by Robert Hutchinson
  • Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  • For the King by Catherine Delors
  • A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander

Won from Daphne's 20th Anniversary Giveaway at Tanzanite's Castle Full of Books:
  • Dark Moon of Avalon by Anna Elliott

And that is it for me this week. Hope everyone else had lots of goodies in their mailbox this week!


  1. Wow!!! You had a great week for books!!

  2. Wow, so many great books! Hope you enjoy them all!

  3. That is a lot of books for one week! And there are some good ones there too!


  4. OMG! Befire Green Gables puts me back in grade school, now I have to read. I'm also thinking its time to look into Tender Morsels LOL What an awful totally intriguing title. Oh my! I'm reading the second book in last week's series this week I can't seem to manage more than 1 a week

  5. You had a fantastic week! I need to vacation near a Half Price Books.

  6. OMG this is an amazing MAILBOX! WOW!

    Great deals and even better BOOKS!
    Going back to look at your list again.

    My books are all about hello Kitty ;)

  7. What a fantastic mailbox list! I can spend a lot of $$ at HPB. I limit my visits :)

  8. Woot! We're kindred spirits! I can't just go into the bookstore and buy ONE book ... it's like Lay's - one is NOT enough! Enjoy the GREAT reads!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  9. You had a very good mailbox week! Before Green Gables looks very interesting to me. I need to find a Half Price Books! Everyone seems to find great books there. Enjoy!

  10. Looks like you got some great books! I read Libba Bray's trilogy a few years ago.

  11. Goodness! What a great list! Hope you enjoy reading them all! My Mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  12. I covet, I covet....what fabulous books you got!! I hope you enjoy them all!!!!

    HERE is my mailbox!

  13. I have the Libba Bray books in my TBR pile!

    Here is my Mailbox

  14. You have an enormous pile there. I'd love to think what you think of Indu Sunderesan's book. I have read two of her books and found them really good.

  15. Wowy-zowy, you did even better than I did this week! Enjoy all your new books!

  16. Wow...your mailbox was overflowing with goodness. I think that half price store would be the death of my checkbook!

  17. Wow -- you have an amazing stack out there! The Splendor of Silence looks pretty interesting.

  18. Wow! You had a great week and some awesome books. Happy Reading!

  19. So many great books! I find the cover of Tender Morsels very pretty. I'm going to look it up in a bit.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for "warning" me how "Wicked" can be adored as much as hated.

    Happy Reading! =)

  20. I really enjoyed the Libba Bray series. I hope you do too.

  21. I loved For the King and was heartbroken by Dracula in Love (it just crashed and burned at the end!). Amazing haul -- you landed some great books!