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, November 29, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I, Alex Cross
by James Patterson

For review from Hatchette Books

You can't run
Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

You can't hide
The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain--they will do anything to keep their secrets safe.

Alex Cross is your only hope to stay alive
As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable--a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best. Being dead can't put a damper on spirited, holiday-loving Bailey Ruth Raeburn.

Merry, Merry Ghost
by Carolyn Hart

won from Bookin' With Bingo

Christmas is a time for family and giving, and a wealthy woman in Adelaide, Oklahoma, is about to embrace both. Discovering that she has a young grandson, the dowager decides to change her will to leave the bulk of her fortune to the young boy—an alteration that stuns the rest of her family. But a scrooge of a determined heir makes sure she never signs the new document. When she is found dead, it's up to that irrepressible spirit Bailey Ruth, on assignment from Wiggins and Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, to protect a little boy, foil a murderer, and save Christmas. There's only one teeny hitch: how can Bailey Ruth figure out which family member was desperate enough to kill when everyone has a motive?


  1. Both books sound good. I like James Patterson and Merry, Merry, Ghost looks like a good read for Christmas! Enjoy your books :)

  2. I've read good reviews for Merry, Merry Ghost. Enjoy!

  3. I can't wait to see what you think of Merry, Merry Ghost! Happy reading!

  4. Spooky Christmas. Enjoy both your books!

  5. I have the James Patterson book sitting on my shelf to read. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. I, Alex Cross is sitting on my shelf. Mom read it and liked it, but it really wasn't what she expected. I really should get posting her reviews.

    Happy reading.

  7. I, Alex Cross should be hitting my mailbox soon. I hope you like Merry Merry Ghost as much as I did. Fun read!

    Still trying to play catch up.

  8. Not sure about the Patterson, but the other book sounds interesting. Looking forward to your thoughts.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. I love your mailbox image. I adore Rockwell.


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