Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday

~ April 13th

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Monday, 4/6

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls explores the emotions that underlie the obsessive, competitive culture of eating disorders as only Laurie Halse Anderson could. With lyrical, evocative prose, she tells the unforgettable story of one girl's desperate struggle to battle the demons within.

From a contest at Presenting Lenore
Release Date: March 19, 2009

Wednesday, 4/8
Words Unspoken
by Elizabeth Musser

Lissa Randall's future was bright with academic promise until the tragic accident that took her mother's life - and brought her own plans to a screeching halt. Eighteen months later, she still can't get back behind the wheel.

A casual recommendation to Ev McAllister's driving school sets in motion a cascade of events...until Lissa begins to wonder if maybe, just maybe, life isn't as random as she's thought.

From LibraryThing Early Reviewers
Release Date: May 2009

Thursday, 4/9
Immortal Law
by Lisa Hendrix

Painfully aware of the danger he presents when the moon rises, Steinarr initially refuses to help them search for the key to Robin's inheritance. Than a kiss from Marian awakens his desire. Driven to protect the maid he so desperately wants to possess. Steinarr joins the quest...while the sorceress Cwen gathers her dark magic to destroy them.

As the legend of an outlaw in the woods spreads, their band is joined by others. But it is Steinarr who has the most to gain and the most to lose - his chance to be free of the curse (half man, half beast) and to love as a man...

This came from a contest at Yankee Romance Reviewers back in November 2008. The ARCs just came out. This also included a personal letter from Lisa, bookmarks and a recipe for Scarborough Fair Herb Bread.
Release Date: June 2009

Runaway Bay
by Lisa Hendrix (Autographed!)

It had to be the worst weekend of Jackie Barnett's life. Her boyfriend canceled their romance - by voice mail. Her boss insisted she take a vacation. But she should have known - he wanted her to squeeze some grant money out of the head of the Phelps Foundation, who just happened to be staying at her resort. Her arch rival, Reade Hunter, was there steal away the Phelps Grant!

This time, Jackie's going to beat Reade Hunter at his own game. She's not going to lose this grant! And by the look in Reade's eyes when he spots Jackie in a very revealing sundress, he won't even mind losing...the grant or his heart.

This was from the same contest and I got to pick a title from the back list too.
Release Date: 2002

Friday, 4/10
B as in Beauty
by Alberto Ferreras

Beauty Maria Zavala has always been uncomfortable in her own skin. Even her names feels like a joke, so she simply goes by B. Never appreciated for her creative brain or her curvy body, B can't seem to find her way. Until she meets a modern day fairy godmother offering an enticing, if unorthodox, makeover.

Suddenly B is introduced to the weird and exciting world of New York City glamour and luxury. As she comes to understand her past and anticipate her future, she thinks she finally found the secret to feeling beautiful, confident, and happy. But is the new B who she should be?

This came from Miriam at Hatchette Books. Stay tuned. There may just be a contest coming!
Release date: April 2009


  1. Great books :D
    I had a fun week too

  2. I won Wintergirls from Lenore too! You got some great looking books last week.

  3. You got some intriguing books last week. Will have to check several of them out further!

    My mailbox is here.

  4. I received Wintergirls not too long ago as well. Happy reading

  5. How lucky that you won Wintergirls!

  6. Wintergirls looks amazing. I keep hearing such wonderful things about this author, I have to add this to my wishlist.

  7. I hope you love Wintergirls. It's an excellent novel.

  8. Nice book haul this week! I hope you like B as in Beauty - I did :)

  9. I'd be happy to answer any questions your children's librarian might have-hopefully I can help! You can give her my e-mail, greenbeanteenqueen at gmail dot com.

  10. Those are some great books.

    I am waiting for Wintergirls to come in. Can't wait to see your review.

  11. you got some great books. I hope you do enjoy Winter Girls. You'll have to tell me how it is 'cuz you know I just can't go there. I love your Charlie Brown mailbox.

  12. Great week! Words Unspoken sounds really good and I like the cover too.

  13. Wintergirls sounds interesting. Enjoy all your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  14. Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. 'Words Unspoken' just went on my wish list. Enjoy your books!


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