Saturday, June 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (June 13, 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.

As usual, I added too many books to my TBR stack this week.

I added Blood Song by Cat Adams because I read many good things about it on a number of blogs.

I won All the Queen's Players by Jane Feather from Anna at Anna's Book Blog

I entered a lot of contests to win Assassin's Honor by Monica Burns but didn't win any. So I bought my own copy.

Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey is the second in the series. I really like Carey's rich historical fantasies and look forward to reading this one.

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton is the next in the Anita Blake series. I have been a long-time reader of the series. My thoughts are here.

Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is the latest in their Liaden Universe series. I have already ready the ebook twice and now can hold the actual book in my hands.

The Dragon Variation is a compilation of three other Liaden books - Local Custom, Scout's Progress, and 
Conflict of Honors. It would be a great introduction to the Liaden Universe for new readers and was quite inexpensive. I already have other print editions and ebook additions of all of the books but wanted this to complete my set. 

I also added some titles to my Kindle this week.

Shadow of Power by Steve Martini was free this week (but isn't free today). It is a political thriller which is a genre a like as a change of pace from all the paranormals I read.

I Love This Bar by Carolyn Brown was recommended on a blog I read. It is said to be an "amusing romance full of unpretentious rural charm". 

Motor City Fae by Cindy Spencer Pape was also chosen because I read about it on someone's blog. The blurb reminds me a little of Mercedes Lackey's fae books.

A Cast-Off Coven and Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell were both recommended by Carolyn Crane (Mind Games). They sounded interesting.

Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch was also recommended on a blog I read.

Unsolicited: A Booklover's Mystery (Booklover's Mysteries) by Julie Wallin Kaewert was chosen because someone was talking about later books in the series. I thought I would give the first book a try.

It is becoming apparent to me that I need to stay away from other people's blogs until I get caught up with my own massive TBR stack. Or else, I should disable my one-click button at Amazon. I blame you, my fellow bloggers, for making all of these books sound so interesting.

That is my mailbox this week. What did you get?


  1. You added some great stuff to your collection! I know what you mean about that evil 1-Click button at Amazon. I need to block the site entirely for about a month :(

  2. I love the cover of Bullet. So simple and stark. I'll have to add it to my wishlist--You were right about TBR piles growing. Mine grows every week with these IMM posts!

  3. Wow Great picks for this week! Blood song looks cool

    Happy Reading

  4. Yeah I thought I had a book buying problem BEFORE I started book blogging lol...

    Blood Song does look really good and everyone keeps raving about Touched by an Alien. I wouldn't be surprised to see them in my "mailbox" next week :)

  5. You have a good mix of books there. I got Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, Anna Quindlen's Rise and Shine, The Diary by Eileen Goudge and Sophie Hannah 's The other half lives. All courtesy of Carnegie library.

  6. Oh my!!!!
    You are no joking when you say TBRs pile grow by this meme alone=)

    I will be picking up Blood Song as soon as my local store gets a shipment in! I would love to get Assassins Honor but my Borders doesnt have it! I will have to look for it at B&N.

    I really like your books!!

  7. Oooh, Assassin's Honor looks so good!

    Awesome books this week! Enjoy. =)

  8. I love the cover of Blood Song! I look forward to your thoughts about it!

  9. great books! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

  10. Nice list. I want to check out All The Queen's Players!

  11. You will never get through that TBR stack if you don't add fewer books to it each week! I didn't buy a thing this week! I did however get three books read! Oh- I lied I did buy a couple, but in my cleaning this week I have lost them, so I don't think they get to count yet! Happy reading!

  12. Cool books! Looking forward to reading your reviews :)

    This is what we got THIS WEEK

    Have a Great DAY! {Just started following you :) }

    Book ♥ Soulmates

  13. Looks like a great week: Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here


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