Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mailbox Monday

 Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books.  Mailbox Monday is currently on tour and this month it is making it's home with Jenny Q at Let Them Read Books.

This month I wouldn't be surprised if my mailman started forwarding me his chiropractor bills.  It has been phenomenal!  Packages at the doorstep!  Mailbox bursting at the seams! I love it!  I did make myself a tiny promise that if I got $ for Christmas or my birthday I would use it toward practical things I need-NO BOOKS.  Using a giftcard I got for Amazon, I decided to have a last splurgy hurrah.  See results of said hurrah below :)

 From Amazon:

  • Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower
  • Vlad: the Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys
  • Dracula, My Love by Syrie James
  • The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger
  • Wolves Among Us by Ginger Garrett
  • Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran
  • The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry
  • Secrets of the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan
  • Eliza's Daughter by Joan Aiken
  • A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware
  • Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
  • A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter
  • The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott
  • Secrets of the Tudor Court: By Royal Decree by Kate Emerson
  • The Lady and the Poet by Maeve Haran
  • The Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth





Won from LibraryThing Early Reviewers:
  • The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

From NetGalley for Review:

Right after I requested At the Mercy of the Queen and The Crown from NetGalley, I was asked to be part of the tour for them through Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.  It's a sign I was meant to read them :)

From my PBS Historical Fiction Forum Secret Santa (Thank you again Donna!):
  • The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Daughters of the Grail by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Daughters of Spain by Jean Plaidy

From PaperBackSwap:
  • Rival to the Queen by Carolly Erickson
  • The Pindar Diamond by Katie Hickman
  • A Noble Assassin by Christie Dickason
  • The Tangled Thread by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles


Um, due to being incredibly blessed in the book department recently, I will not be needing books for Christmas (but you can still send some if you want-I've been good.  I swear!!!)

Holly :)


  1. Wow, Holly, what a fantastic mailbox this week! I have many of your books on my shelves, although only a few of them have been read as of yet -- my favourite of them being Elizabeth Chadwick's The Conquest.


  2. Wow that's lot of books! And I really, really want to read The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick. Enjoy!

  3. I am so jealous of your mailbox this week! You have some great reading ahead of you!

  4. Holy crap! What a mailbox! So many delicious-looking titles there! Several are on my wishlist and a couple are on my to-read shelves. The only one I've already read is Watermark and I loved it. Happy reading :)

  5. Ooooh, I am so drooling over the Ciji Ware book and The Winter Palace. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your last hurrah splurge!

  6. This is huge and anyone who loves historical fiction is going to be insanely jealous.Enjoy the lot.

  7. Great mailbox, they sound really great!

  8. Goodness! That is one full mailbox! And so many titles that I have heard are great reads! Enjoy them all!

  9. What a haul! I have Winter Palace on NetGalley. Hope to get to it soon.

  10. Wow, it was raining books at your house last week! I hope you love them all!

  11. WOW it's like Xmas for you on Monday!! I am dying to read lots of these books and what beautiful covers!!! Impressive :)