Saturday, February 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (Feb. 21, 2010)

The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits.

Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

This week I added books mostly to my Kindle. Here is what I added:

Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend was a free offering. Because it is a paranormal about werewolves, I snapped it up. It is somewhat unusual because the heroine is deaf.

Spellbent by Lucy A. Snyder got a glowing review on one of the blogs I read. I have been thinking about this one for a while and decided to buy.

Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker was another free offering. "Safe-bookworm Chloe is stepping out of her comfort zone and having the adventure of her life." This sounds rather chick-lit for my usual tastes but also sounds like a quick, light read.

Off the Record by Elizabeth White was another free book. It sounded like an interesting romance.

Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate was another free book. It also sounds like an interesting, cute chick-lit sort of title.

Into the Mist by Maya Banks was given a good review on a blog I read this past week. Since it is a paranormal about shifters, I decided to buy it.

Into the Lair by Maya Banks is a companion novel to Into the Mist. I like reading books in a series and it was not expensive.

Old Magic by Marianne Curley has also gotten good reviews on blogs I read. It is a YA paranormal with magic.

I So Don't Do Mysteries by Barrie Summy is middle grade mystery with ghosts. I have been hearing about I So Don't Do Spooky and wanted to read this one first.

I couldn't forget to get some print books. Here they are:

The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison is a fairy tale retelling. I really like those and was pleased to find out about them on a blog I read. The Princess and the Bear is coming one of these days too.

Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon by Buzz Aldrin is quite a departure for me. I read and own almost no nonfiction. But as a fan of science fiction, I am interested in space exploration and eager to find out what Aldrin has to say.

Shift by Rachel Vincent is the 5th in the Shifters series and an essential pre-order required book for me. I got it and read it in just two days. Now I have the long wait until August for the conclusion of the series.

While you are here, why not enter my contest to win two of my all-time favorite books? They can be in your mailbox soon.


  1. love mette ivie harrison's books! so enchanting! i just finished the princess and the bear this week, i think you'll like them! enjoy!

  2. I have the Princess and the Hound on my shelf but haven't had a chance to read it yet. It sounds so lovely though. Happy reading!

  3. Great books you got this week. They all look really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  4. Love the cover for Daring Chloe. I so don't do mysteries looks goooddd!! Old Magic looking it up now and added it to my wishlist!!

    My IMM IS Here


  5. lots of great books!! i've herad talk of the town is really good! i saw old magic at the bookstore and was curious about it.

  6. It looks like you've got some awesome books again this week! I hope you enjoy them! You've got several on your list that I've got on my list. Love the werewolf book, intrigued by the MC being deaf. I look forward to your review of that one! :)

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  8. The Princess and The Hound look good. Hope you enjoy all your books, Happy Reading!!

  9. I so hope you enjoy I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES! ;)

  10. Great books! I have Princess and the Hound on my TBR- I love the cover.

    Happy reading. =)

  11. Great book stash! I also got Old Magic this week and am looking forward to reading it. I have been considering getting Spellbent but have yet to part with the cash...!

  12. I love ebook readers - they are brilliant aren't they?! The Princess and the Hounds looks really interesting! Hope you write a review! x

  13. Nice selection of books this week! I like the sound of Wolf Signs & I've heard good things about Spellbent so I hope you enjoy them both!

    I've just started reading Stray & am really enjoying it so far - can't wait to continue with the series so I hope Shift is good :o)

    Have a great week!

  14. I'm dying to read some Mette Ivie Harrison books!

    Also, I So Don't Do Mysteries looks fantastic!

    Awesome week!

  15. Old Magic looks really interesting, I'll have to check it out. Enjoy your books, and happy reading!

  16. Looks like you got some great books this week. I've just gotten into reading Rachel Vincent, so I look forward to hearing what you think about Shift. Old Magic also sounds really interesting. Happy reading!

  17. What a great week! Thanks for posting about Wolf Signs! I downloaded it to my iPhone :)

    Tara SG (25 Hour Books)

  18. Spellbent was an awesome read. I also got Into the Lair and Into the Mist last week in my mailbox. I haven't read read them, but when I do, perhaps we can compare reviews. :P Here's Mine.


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