Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. Mailbox Monday is currently on tour and this month is making it's home with Amy at Passages to the Past.

Hello everyone! I recently returned from a week long vacation to Washington DC and to see the in-laws in NY and of course I had to check out the bookstores in both of these locations. Unfortunately, I was too busy seeing the sites in DC to hit more than one bookstore there and the one I did go to was way too pricey for me. NY totally redeemed the trip for me book wise though because I discovered a fantastic UBS in the middle of nowhere and came home with a whole bunch of goodies! Also got some books from a few other sources so without further ado:

From the publisher for review:
  • The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia #5) by Deanna Raybourn
  • The Maid by Kimberly Cutter
  • The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey
  • Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

From Oblong Books in Millerton, NY:
  • Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

From Rodger's Book Barn in Hillsdale, NY (this is the great find!!!):
  • Ophelia by Lisa Klein
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain by Margaret Irwin
  • The King Must Die by Mary Renault
  • How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman
  • The House of Medici: It's Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert
  • An Army of Angels by Pamela Marcantel
  • Elizabeth Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin
  • The Coffee Trader by David Liss
  • Captive Queen by Alison Weir
*note: the Margaret Irwin covers shown are not the ones I bought. The versions I got were hardcovers published by book-club-of-the-month and I could not find a picture of them.

Won from Goodreads First Reads Giveaways:
  • The Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole

From PBS:
  • Arabella by Georgette Heyer
  • The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
  • The Emperor (Morland Dynasty #11) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

And that does it for me this week :)


  1. Wow! What a great mailbox. I'll be keeping an eye out for your reviews, especially for the Raybourn and Cutter books.

  2. Totally jumping up and down about The Dark Enquiry and The Maid! You have some fabulous reading ahead of you :)

  3. So many delicious books -- I'm so covetous!

  4. Wow, wow, have such a delicious mailbox this week! Really awesome additions! I hope you enjoy them all!

  5. That's a lot of books! I'm curious about Russian Winter. I saw it advertised a lot for awhile, but couldn't make up my mind. I'll be interested to hear what you think about it.

  6. Oh, my goodness! Color me green! The Linen Queen, Russian Winter, The Remains of the Day (which is on my I-Must-Read-Before-I-Die list), Captive Queen ... drool ... Enjoy all of your wonderful reads!

  7. Fabulous looking books! I envy you the trip to NY and DC.

    Hansel and Gretel looks intriguing.


  8. Wow. Just a wealth of wonderful reads. You will have a great time!

  9. What a fabulous range of books here. The Deanna Raybourn is my first choice of the lot! lovely cover as well.

  10. Those look like great books! I am going to put a hold on the Raybourn one...

    Here is my mailbox!

  11. Nice haul! I have The House of Medici but I could take all the rest :D

  12. Wow, lots of great titles and such a wonderful variety! It'll be hard to know where to start.

  13. Holy Moly - that should keep you busy for quite a while! Dreams of Joy is a wonderful story - I loved it!! Have a great week, enjoy your new books and happy reading! My MM is here should you like to visit.

  14. Wow! terrific reads, enjoy them.

    come by and see mine and my giveaways.

  15. Wow, fantastic mailbox! I see many, many great looking titles! How will you decide which to read first?

  16. Goodness what a cornicupia of great books! I am especially interested in the Hansel and Gretel book as years ago I picked it up, but never got to it.

  17. I am drooling over your books! Enjoy! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Michelle V

  18. I'm in love with your stash of great finds!! How did I not know you were from Michigan??? I feel like a loser!! LOL!

  19. What a great list. Enjoy all the books!