Saturday, October 16, 2010

In My Mailbox (Oct. 17, 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.

I had kind of a mixed week. I got some interesting books this week but they are really kind of random.
I got one new book for my Kindle. I chose Reno's Chance by Lora Leigh. I usually like her steamy romances. 

I also got 120 Banned Books by Nicholas J. Karolides. I want to have it as a reference for Banned Book Week next year because it groups books by reasons for banning and gives details about who, where and when too.
I won A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine from Sheila at Book Journey. She gives a prize each week to someone who visits at least 10 It's Monday, What Are You Reading? posts. 

I read about The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig. It is said to be similar to The Scarlet Pimpernel which I really liked. 

I also received a surprise package in the mail this week that contained:
  • One Enchanted Evening by Lynn Kurland  which I already have and have read. My review is here and posted on LibraryThing.
  • Ravishing in Red by Madeline Hunter. I don't think I have read anything by this author but it looks like an interesting historical romance.

Because I don't need One Enchanted Evening any more, I would be glad to send my copies to the first two persons living in the US or Canada who leave a comment that includes their email address.  One copy is brand new and one is gently used. I'll contact the first two people for their mailing information.

This was a relatively quiet week on the adult book side of my personality. Check Ms. Martin Teaches Media to see the mountain I added to my Young Adult and Middle Grade stacks.

Also, don't forget to enter my ARC Giveaway. I have six ARCs up for grabs to followers who live in the US or Canada. You can get all the details here


  1. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation sounds fantastic!! And the 120 Banned Books one sounds interesting...It's always interesting to hear the reasons behind the banning!

  2. Great books this week! I’ve heard One Enchanted Evening is really good. Happy Reading :)

  3. Awesome books! I too love Lora! My IMM is here:

  4. Awesome IMM! I hope that you enjoy reading your books! I love the cover of Reno's Chance btw lol :)

    You can check out my IMM here!

  5. Great books this week! The Black Tie Affair looks like a fun read! Enjoy. =)

  6. Nice list of wonderful reads, I have been wanting to read Ravishing in Red simply because fell in love with the cover and love Hunter's stories so hope you enjoy it!

    My Mailbox is a mixture of swag and books this week

    jackie >_<

  7. Awesome books in your mailbox. Have fun reading them. Don't you just adore unexpected packages.. ;)

  8. 120 Banned Books looks awesome. I love it that someone took the time to put all that information together in a book. Happy reading!

  9. Oooh that first book is "ABS"olutely delicious looking!! haha Great mailbox! Mine is at:
    The Delusional Diaries

  10. I love The Secret History of the Pink Carnation series! I've read the first three and I need to start the fourth one. It's great. I hope you like it :) Have a great week of reading!

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

  11. You have some great books there this week! Enjoy reading :)

    Come and visit me tomorrow for a new meme, On My Radar :)

  12. What a lovely collection, and 120 banned books... that looks like fun. I would love to see the reasons for them all!

    New follower here.

    Check out my In My Mailbox!


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