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!"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Last week I mentioned that I didn't get anything in my mailbox. I wasn't complaining and it wasn't a problem at all because I have plenty of reading to catch up on. A few of you mentioned that the next week would be better. Well guess what? I got a lot of books in the mail! Most of them were a set from one place so it was only three deliveries but I got eleven books. Eleven. And I won the same series again this week in another contest too. (I declined and another lucky reader will get them.) I guess I have some reading to do! Share what you got in your mailbox and leave a link at The Printed Page. You'll find even more goodies while you're there!

Hollywood Moon
by Joseph Wambaugh

to review for Hatchette

One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo--a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom.

by Lauren Kate

ARC from Delacourt

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her. Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

YA series - 8 books
by James Patterson

won from Missy's Book Nook

Maximum Ride (book 1) - James Patterson's young adult masterpiece of non-stop action, mystery and suspense soared to the top of bestseller lists and created an explosion of new fans for this beloved, multimillion-selling author.Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel are kids who are pretty normal-except that they're 98% human, 2% bird. They grew up in cages, living like rats, and now they're free-but being chased by the wicked, wolf-like Erasers, who've kidnapped Angel. Led by Max, the "Flock" embarks on a quest to find Angel, infiltrate a secret facility to track down their parents, get revenge on an evil traitor, and try to save the world-if there's time.

Maximum Ride series
1) The Angel Experiment
2) School's Out - Forever
3) Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
4) The Final Warning
5) Max

Daniel X series
1) The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
2) Daniel X Watch the Skies

Maximum Ride


  1. I haven't read any Joseph Wambaugh in a long time - can't wait to see what you think of Hollywood Moon. You had a great win in those James Patterson books.

  2. great mailbox. I love the cover of Fallen. happy reading.

  3. You sure made up for last week in a big way! Congrats on your wins. I hope you enjoy them all.

    Have a great week and happy reading.

  4. Great mailbox! I received Fallen too. Looks interesting!

  5. Man I would love to read Fallen and the James Patterson series has gotten my attention recently.

  6. I haven't read any of the Patterson Maximum Ride series...and I think I'm missing out. Happy reading!

  7. Wow you had a great week last week. I guess we have to be careful what we put out there.

    I think we only have Fallen in common this past week.

    I hope you enjoy the Patterson books. I haven't read that series yet. One day.

    Enjoy your books happy reading.

  8. Woot Woot!! Fallen!!! :) I got that too! Great books this week!! Happy reading!


  9. I like the sound of "Hollywood moon' (but then again I'm a sucker for detective books...)
    Here's my mailbox

  10. I'm super jealous on the James Pat. books! i love that series :D happy reading!!

  11. Thanks so much for cheering me on during the read-a-thon. As a first-timer, I really appreciated it.

    When it rains it pours - books :)

  12. What a great week! I've seen Fallen on a few blogs, and it sounds really good. :) Congrats on your win(s) of the Max series.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  13. Wonderful collection of books this week! I am looking forward to your thoughts on Harvest Moon!

    Happy Reading!

  14. That James Patterson collection is great. I won that one, too, and my daughter was thrilled. Enjoy your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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