Sunday, February 19, 2012

In My Mailbox (Feb. 19, 2012)

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 wonderful books everyone gets. You will discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

I received an interesting variety of books this week. Here are the ones that followed me home.
I got First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones because I couldn't resist after the large number of positive reviews I saw for it on the blogs I follow. Amazon calls it paranormal romantic suspense. I would have guessed urban fantasy. In any case, it sounds really good. True Blood 

I am hopeless. I recently read the first True Blood graphic novel to get it off my TBR mountain and liked it so much that I had to go buy the second and pre-order the third. True Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted Love just got added to the stack.
I was all set to read another graphic novel from my stack - Mercy Thompson: Moon Called when I realized that what I had was Volume 2. Therefore, Mercedes Thompson: Moon Called Volume 1 got added to my stack this week.

I also bought the latest in the Cynster series by Stephanie Laurens - The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae. I like reading historical romances as a change of pace and have really enjoyed all of the Cynster books I have read. 
Speaking of graphic novels, Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger came out and had to get added to my stack. I don't know how the humor from the novels will translate into the manga format but I am eager to find out.

Speaking of humor, I also got the latest compilation of the Unshelved comic strips - Too Much Information by  Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. I love their library humor and recognize so much. My copy is autographed with a quick sketch on the title page and came with 5 Unshelved bookmarks too.
Last this week, I received an unsolicited review copy of Grave Refrain: A Love/Ghost Story by Sarah M. Glover. This one is a PDF sitting on my computer. While it sounds interesting, the PDF is an intimidating 450 pages long. 

That was everything for me. What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. OOoh you got the Soulless Manga!! Lucky you! I can't wait to get that one in the weeks to come! I'm really getting into the Mangas that are based on my fave books! Happy Reading!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  2. I also have First Grave On The Right in my TBR pile. Aside from all the good reviews I've read about it and the fact I got it for less than $5 when Borders was closing, I wanted to pick this one up because J.R. Ward recommended it. Love her BDB series and I have yet to be disappointed by a book/series she's recommended.

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  3. Nice mailbox! Like the looks of Too Much Information, as I love library humor! Enjoy!

  4. I hope you'l llike the charley davidson series as much as I do. I had a quite mixed feeling about the mercy comics, I hope you'll like it and all your books.

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