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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mailbox Monday

If you'd like to join in this fun meme, come to Mailbox Monday where Marcia is our host and leave a link to all the books you received last week.

North! Or Be Eaten
by Andrew Peterson

Blog Tour - WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

Book #2 in The Wingfeather Saga
Young Adult fantasy. Wild escapes. A desperate journey. And the ghastly Fangs of Dang.

Best Friends Forever
by Jennifer Weiner

Galley Grab from Atria

Fifteen years after their relationship is severed two childhood friends are reunited by tragedy. A grand, hilarious adventure about betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets.

Mercury In Retrograde
by Paula Froelich

Galley Grab from Atria

Three very different women move into the same apartment building in SoHo and discover that having their carefully planned worlds fall apart may be the best thing that could have happened to them.

Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett

Shelf Awareness

(Young Adult) An 18-year-old blogs her own provocative adventures of teenage love and yearnings. Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely.

The Sweetgum Ladies Knit For Love
by Beth Pattillo

Back-to-School Fiction Blog Tour Random House

Six women meet monthly in their sleepy little town in Tennessee to discuss books, share their knitting projects and support each other through life's trials.

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper by Kathleen Y'Barbo

Back-to-School Fiction Blog Tour Random House

Eugenia Cooper is a NY socialite in 1880 with her future planned for her. Before she settles down with the man she is suppose to marry she takes the opportunity to experience the Wild West. Her plans may change forever as she is drawn to another man and his daughter and the drama of their Colorado town.

Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner

Back-to-School Fiction Blog Tour Random House

A vivid story of private grief when a woman loses her husband and children in an accident. When she returns to the cottage Rose House a secret painting is discovered and she is forced to rethink her assumptions about what really happened that day.

Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper

Contest win at Bookin' With Bingo

An extraordinary true story of a blind cat and the woman who loved him.

Nothing But Ghosts
by Beth Kephart

Book swap at The Shady Glade

(Young adult) A young girl who lives alone with her father since the death of her mother takes a summer job at a mansion. She becomes involved in decoding a mystery while learning about love and living with her own ghosts.


  1. What a fantastic haul, some nice books that I have my eye on, Best Friends Forever, Knit for Love & Rose House. Happy Reading :-)

  2. wow, great list of book. I also received Mercury in Retrograde. I am jealous that you got Nothing But Ghosts and Best Friends Forever...those seem to be popular and well received.

    Happy reading.

  3. Wow, nice haul! I hope you enjoy them. I'm curious about the Sweetgum Ladies book. Have to check on that one.

  4. Wow you got some great books. Enjoy. Here are mine:

  5. You had a great week and we even got a few books in common. I'll be reading Nothing But Ghosts soon.

  6. Wow - what a selection of books and so many I haven't heard of. I shall have to look into quite a few of these.

  7. You had a really good week. Nothing in common but I do have Jennifer Weiners book on my TBR pile. Hoping to get the Undiscovered Gyrl book.

    Can't wait to see your reviews for the Random House Tours. I was going to take part but in the end changed my mind. Hope I don't regret it :)

  8. Great set of books you received last week!

  9. What a nice selection of books this week, I hope you enjoy reading all of them! Personally I am looking forward to getting my hands a copy of Nothing but Ghosts, so I look forward to your review! :)

  10. I can't wait to hear what you think about Homer's Odyssey, I loved the excerpt! I think Mercury in Retrograde looks like a fun, interesting read.

    Enjoy your books!

  11. I meant to ask in previous post what is the "Blog Tour Random House"? You have several good books you received that way and, being new here and all, I don't know what that is!

    Thank you!

  12. Homer's Odyssey looks like a good one. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it (sucker for cat stories).

  13. Super Jealous of BFF. Gosh I am such a knitter.. I don't know how it is that I don't know of the Knitting book. I am seriously coveting your mailbox also. Enjoy and Happy Monday.

  14. Don't you just love the cover for Rose House? You got some really good books besides the RH ones. At least we have some time to read them before the tour.Have a great week and enjoy your new books. My MM is here .

  15. Nothing But Ghosts sounds great -- really looking forward to your review.

  16. I'm jealous that you have Nothing but Ghosts. :p I'll be looking forward to your review of it.

    ~ Popin

  17. Great selection! I also received Best Friends Forever and Mercury in Retrograde. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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