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Mailbox Monday 11/20

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This Month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Marcia at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Here in Minnesota, we have a beautiful snow-covered landscape outside. I wasn’t looking forward to the snow and cold, but at least I have a good reason to stay inside and do more reading.

Here are the books I picked up this week.

Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

Once Upon a Winter’s Eve: A Spindle Cove Novella by Tessa Dare

Falcon’s Fire (Fairfax Family Series, Book 1) by Patricia Ryan

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

Crossed (Matched) by Ally Condie

The Darlings: A Novel by Christina Alger

What about you? What did you pick up this week?

Mailbox Monday 10/31

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This Month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit.

I hope everyone has a fun day planned for Halloween. I’m at home from work today with my kindergartener who has a cold. I think we’ll still go trick-or-treating tonight. He’s going as a ninja which seems to be a very popular costume this year.

Here’s what I picked up this week (mostly Kindle books):

Tides of Passion by Tracy Sumner
Scandalous Lord Dere: From Secrets of a Perfect Night by Stephanie Laurens
A Novel Seduction by Gwyn Cready
My Lady Below Stairs by Mia Marlowe
Plain Fear: Forsaken by Leanna Ellis
Merely Magic by Patricia Rice
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

I also picked up some ARCs at a school library conference that I attended on Friday morning:

From Sourcebooks I got I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler and Embrace by Jessica Shirvington.

From Bloomsbury USA I picked up Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen and The Mapmaker and the Ghost by Sarvenaz Tash.

What about you? Which books did you pick up this week?

Mailbox Monday 10/24

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This Month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit.

Last week I went on vacation so I didn’t buy as many books as usual. Despite encountering a tropical storm for the first few days of the trip, I enjoyed my family’s first cruise ever to the Bahamas.

Here’s what I picked up this week:
Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane) by Elizabeth Hoyt
I’d Change My Life If I Had More Time by Doreen Virtue
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas
The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Life Coach for Creative Women by Gail McMeekin

You can tell from the picks above that two of my favorite genres are romance and self-improvement.

What about you? What did you pick up this week? Did you stick to your favorite genres or did you choose something a little bit different?

Mailbox Monday 10/3

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This Month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit.

Despite the fact that I have quite a few library books checked out on my Kindle, I still managed to buy more!

Into the Dark Lands by Michelle Sagara West
The English Witch by Loretta Chase
Flawless by Carrie Lofty
Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen
If the Buddha Got Stuck: A Handbook for Change on a Spiritual Path (Compass) by Charlotte Kasl
Red-hot and Royal by Susanna Carr
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Four novellas in the Real Duchesses of London series by Lavinia Kent
In Want of a Wife? (Harlequin Presents Extra) by Cathy Williams
Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
Doukakis’s Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
Everything I Know about Love I Learned from Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell
Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes

Looks like I’ll have a lot of fun reading to do this week. In the meantime, I’m going outside to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather! What about you? What did you pick up this week?

Mailbox Monday 9/19

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This month Mailbox Monday is hosted at Amused by Books.

Here’s what I picked up this week.

Miss Lacey’s Last Fling (A Regency Romance) by Candice Hern
Master of Crows by Grace Draven
To Dream Again by Laura Lee Guhrke
Hannah’s Vow by Pam Crooks
Dare Me by Julie Leto
Lady Dearing’s Masquerade by Elena Greene
Baby, I’m Yours (Avon Light Contemporary Romances) by Susan Andersen
It Happened One Bite (Gentleman Vampires) by Lydia Dare
The Violets of March: A Novel by Sarah Jio
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran
Isabella by Loretta Chase
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

What about you? What was in your mailbox this week?

Mailbox Monday 9/12

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This month Mailbox Monday is hosted at Amused by Books.

Here’s what I picked up this week.

Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen
Shadow Kin: A Novel of the Half-Light City by M.J. Scott
The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
Bright Young Things with Bonus Material by Anna Godberson
Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Series) by Emma Jameson
Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith
Silk and Shadows: Book 1 of the Silk Trilogy by M.J. Putney
Kissing Comfort by Jo Goodman
The Secret Mistress (The Mistress) by Mary Balogh
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Emerald Atlas (Books of Beginning) by John Stephens
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K Massie
How to Rule the World from Your Couch by Laura Day

What about you? What did you pick up this week?

Mailbox Monday 8/29

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This month Mailbox Monday is hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb.

Here’s what I picked up this week.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Once Upon A Christmas by Nancy Lawrence
A Summer Folly by Mary Kingsley
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It by Karl Weber
A Proper Mistress by Shannon Donnelly
Two L by Lauren Willig
Juliet: A Novel by Anne Fortier

What about you? What was in your mailbox this week?

Mailbox Monday 8/22

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This month Mailbox Monday is hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb.

Here are the new books I picked up this week.

First, quite a few titles by Georgette Heyer from the Sourcebooks sale:

Frederica

Masqueraders

Venetia

Corinthian

Powder and Patch

Convenient Marriage

Talisman Ring

Devil’s Cub

Arabella

The Black Moth (The romance classic!)

Friday’s Child

These Old Shades

Reluctant Widow

False Colours

Quiet Gentleman

Faro’s Daughter

And now the non-Georgette Heyer titles:

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

Lady Gallant by Suzanne Robinson

Wild Montana Sky (The Montana Sky Series) by Debra Holland

I also picked up the following titles by Patricia C. Wrede at the used book store:

Thirteenth Child

Across the Great Barrier


What about you? Do you find it hard as I do to resist ebook sales?

Mailbox Monday 8/15

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This month Mailbox Monday is hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb.

Here are the new books I put on my shelf or ereader this week:

Dancing Moon by Barbara Samuel

If I Wait For You by Jane Goodger

Sweet Release (Kenleigh/Blakewell Family Saga) by Pamela Clare

The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Compared with last week, I didn’t pick up nearly as many books. I’m saving my money for the big Sourcebooks sale on Georgette Heyer, which begins 8/15.

What about you? What are you planning to buy this week?

Mailbox Monday 8/8

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This month Mailbox Monday is hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb.

Here’s what I picked up this week.

Making Waves by Tawna Fenske

The Governess and the Sheikh (Harlequin Historical) by Marguerite Kaye

Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy

Stand-in Wife (Harlequin Superromance) by Karina Bliss

I Love the Earl by Caroline Linden

Wild & Steamy by Crane, Carolyn, Myles, Jill, Brook, Meljean

The Disgraced Playboy (Harlequin Presents) by Caitlin Crews

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

I’m excited to read all of the above! What was in your mailbox this week?