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, July 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday

I haven't done this in a few weeks and I've missed it! I've been away from blogging but I'm getting back to it. Thank you to everyone for being so kind and considerate. I'm getting back to reading and commenting on all of your terrific blogs too. I'm always impressed and I learn so much! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far. I love the sunshine and a good book. These are my newest titles and I'm really looking forward to reading them. If you'd like to join this fun meme stop by Mailbox Monday and leave a link where you have your books listed. Marcia is kind enough to host it each week. Happy Monday!

The Chosen One
by Ca
rol Lynch Williams

won from Reviewer X

YA story about thirteen-year-old Kyra who has grown up in an isolated community where her father has three wives and she has over twenty siblings. She secretly sneaks to the mobile library to read forbidden books and spend time with Joshua, the boy she would chose for herself if she were allowed that freedom. Instead, the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle who already has six wives. Now she must decide to continue on with this life that has been chosen for her or to leave her family forever.

by Alexa Y

won from Bookworm Reader

Book #1 in the YA series where Avalon rules the fashion scene at her SoCal middle school. She's determined to host the social event of the season for her friend Halley but Halley has changed more than just her look while away at Art Camp. When she returns anxious to show off her funky new look, Avalon declares it a fashion foul. Now they are at odds and are dividing up their friends and using secrets against each other. Best friends have become worst enemies. Frenemies.

by Alexa Young

won from Bookworm Reader

Book #2, from besties to worsties and back again. The girls must decide who are their true friends.

The Man's Book
by Thomas Fink

won from Bookin' With Bingo

The answers to every man's burning questions - from morning shave to whiskey nightcap. How to tie a bow tie, mix a martini and make a potato gun. How to build a tree house, carve a turkey and start a fire with a soda can. When to flatter a woman and how to be a better cook. This book celebrates maleness. Organized in a man-logical way, it's the go-to guide for anyone with a Y chromosome.

Two Years, No Rain
by Shawn Klomperans

for a summer reading series at TLC Book Tours
organized by Lisa at Books on the Brain

A debut novel about a weatherman in California who has the easiest job in the world since it hasn't rained in over 500 days. But sudden changes in his personal life have him ducking for cover. His wife has left him, he's lost his job, he his in a flirtatious relationship with a married colleague and he suddenly discovers fame as the host of a children's television show. A hilarious and moving story of self-reinvention.

Used Book Sale at Library

by Elin Hilderbrand

Weaves together the stories of four women's lives as they come together to relax, escape their problems and enjoy the sun in Nantucket.

Sugar Daddy
by Lisa Kleypas

She's from the wrong side of the tracks in a small Texas town. He is drawn to her but his ambitions pull him away to pursue his dreams elsewhere. She is left alone with a young sister to raise and meets up with a billionaire tycoon, a Sugar Daddy. But the relationship runs deeper and family secrets are revealed. Eventually she must decide between two men. A decision that could make or break her.


  1. I just read The Chosen One and loved it. I'm in the middle of Two Years, No Rain and I'm enjoying it too. Happy reading!

  2. welcome back!

    the chosen one is supposed to be really good!

  3. I won The Chosen One too (from Natasha at Maw Books) and I can't wait to get it! Enjoy your books!

  4. You got some great ones! The Chosen one is on my WL!

  5. I really liked The Chosen One... I reviewed it.

    Did I email you about my new feed/address/blogroll etc?


  6. I've read good things about Lisa Kleypas but I don't think I have actually read any of her books. Let me know what you think of this one. Looks like you had a good week. Happy reading! Enjoy the summer. It's flying by!

  7. You had a busy week. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  8. Yay! I'm so glad Frenemies & Faketastic arrived safely. I hope you luuuuv them like I did!

  9. I just reviewed Two Years, No Rain today and I really enjoyed it.

  10. I read Barefoot and liked it. Happy reading!

  11. I read THE CHOSEN ONE and enjoyed it. I also have TWO YEAR NO RAIN to read this month.

    I hope you enjoy the books. Missed you not being online.

  12. great list of books. I just love library sales...I had one over the weekend too and got some goodies.

    Happy reading

  13. The Chosen One looks fab!!

    Enjoy your new reads :)

  14. I hear excellent things about the Chosen One -- I am looking forward to reading your review!

  15. I love used books sales! You did good if escaped with only a couple.... I usually do some damage


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