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, October 12, 2009

Mailbox Monday

The Printed Page is our host each week where we leave a link to share what we got in our mailboxes last week. Join the fun and let us know what goodies you received too!

by Melody Carlson

for Fun Fiction Fall tour - Waterbrook Multnomah

Claudette Fiore relished the glamorous life in Hollywood because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame and above all, beauty. But age has withered her beauty and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth. Penniless and alone, the widow returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. As she slowly begins to make friends she sees her old life in a new light and begins to question her old values. Is it too late for Claudette to attain true beauty?

What Matters Most - Diary of a Teenage Girl
by Melody Carlson

for Fun Fiction Fall tour - Waterbrook Multnomah

(from series)
Sixteen-year-old Maya has a lot to deal with. She can graduate early and is seriously considering it when the popular cheerleader makes her life miserable. Her mother will also be getting released from prison soon and adds stress when she decides she wants Maya to live with her again. When she discovers she has a talent for playing her fathers' guitar, new options open up for her. She has to decide if she wants a normal or glamorous life and what truly matters most.

Leaving Carolina
by Tamara Leigh

for Fun Fiction Fall tour - Waterbrook Multnomah

When Piper Wick left her hometown in North Carolina twelve years ago she also left her old life behind. She has reinvented herself in a high powered career in Los Angeles and is in a relationship with a U.S. Congressman. But when a reclusive uncle decides to change his will to
make amends for past family misdeeds, Piper knows family secrets will be revealed and she must return home and prepare for battle. When she arrives at her uncle's house she is unprepared for the rugged, blue-eyed gardener and his thoughts on making amends. Is it really about more than just making restitution? Only the truth will set her free.

Century - Book 1
by P.D. Baccalario

from Random House - YA

Every hundred years, humankind is put to the test. Every hundred years, four young people must take an enormous challenge. Another century has passed, and the children have been chosen. The challenge begins in Rome, the city of fire. There is a mystery that will take four cities and these four extraordinary children to solve.

White Picket Fences
by Susan Meissner

Waterbrook Multnomah tour

The Janviers have the idyllic life - a beautiful home, great jobs, and two wonderful kids - and surrounding it all is the proverbial white picket fence that protects them, offers them a sense of security...and hides all their secrets.

Secrets of a Christmas Box
by Steven Hornby

from Ecky Thump Books - children

When the Christmas "Tree-Dwellers" wake up after the long sleep in the Christmas box they find that one of their members are missing. Desperate to find him before the 25th, a small group escapes down the tree and into the house to look for clues. In this unfamiliar world they discover a dark secret and they must find their way back to warn the others before time runs out.

Harry Potter books 1,2,3
by J.K. Rowling

won from Book Giveaway

I'm sharing these with my nephews!


  1. I also received Secrets of a Christmas Box this past week. Happy reading!

  2. You had a great week! I got the Century book too.

  3. hi! I'm looking for Christmas stories to review for Dec so I am very happy to discover Secrets of a Christmas Box. Thank you!

    I'm a little late in the day with my Monday stuff,(just going to bed!) but without further ado, here are my answers!

    Have a great reading week!


  4. What Matters Most sounds really interesting!

  5. Wow we got alot of books in common last week. I got the first three ones from Random and the Christmas one.

    This morning I got white picket fences.

    Happy REading enjoy

  6. I like the new look with the mantlepiece-I am doing some of the same books for a review as you-I will be curious to read your review-have you read The Sound of Sleigh Bells yet-I am hosting a giveaway for this one.

  7. Your mailbox looks GREAT! Enjoy.


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