Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mailbox Monday/It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia.  This meme is on tour and for December it is making its home at Suko's Notebook.

Christmas and my birthday have got to be my two favorite times of year because they always result in a book shopping spree!  This year was wonderful!

For Review:
  • The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau
  • The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan
  • The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Bought with Christmas $/Giftcards:
  • The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber
  • The English Monster by Lloyd Sheperd
  • The Lady of Secrets by Susan Carroll
  • The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
  • Royal Sisters by Jean Plaidy
  • The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
  • The Triumph of Caesar by Steven Saylor
  • All the King's Women: Love, Sex, and Politics in the Life of Charles II by Derek Wilson
  • House of Treason: The Rise and Fall of the Tudor Dynasty by Robert Hutchinson
  • The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn by Josephine Wilkinson
  • Anne Neville: Queen to Richard III by Michael Hicks
  • The Queen of Diamonds by Jean Plaidy



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? was created by Sheila @ Book Journey.

Boy did I ever get some reading done this week!

Books I finished:

  • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • One Second After by William R. Forstchen

Currently Reading:

  • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

On the Pile for This Week:

  • The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I have not posted any reviews this past week but I have been writing them!  My review of Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal will be posted this week and the review for The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan will be posted on the 5th.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Happy New Year! You had a great week of reading.

  2. What a fabulous haul. Enjoy them all.

    Happy New Year.

  3. You must have had so much fun shopping with your gift cards! What a great mailbox. I just bought Mr Churchill's Secretary and can't wait to read it. Enjoy your stash!

  4. What an awesome book week. I just love gift cards. Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful new years!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  5. Enjoy your new books. Happy New Year!

  6. Wow, you're going to be busy with all those new books. I have Aviator's Daughter near the top of the pile for next month too.

  7. FANTASTIC BOOKS...going to check out your review of Painted Girls since you read it....hope you have one. That book looks so good.

    I want ALL your books...they all look so good. ENJOY!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  8. What a fantastic spend-up with your giftcards! Enjoy!

  9. You picked up so many awesome books over the holidays! The only one of these I've read it Royal Sisters, but the one I'm dying to read the most is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. Hope 2013 is a great reading year for you!