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Monday, March 1, 2010

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.

February was a slow month at the mailbox with only 6 books coming in the whole month! It worked out well though because I didn't read as fast as I hoped to either but I did find some good ones. It was a cold, snowy month but it did go by fast. I can't believe it's already March. Come on spring, I'm ready for ya!

Raven Stole The Moon
by Garth Stein

For review from Terra Communications and HarperCollins

On impulse, Jenna Rosen leaves the party she and her real estate developer husband, Robert, are attending in Seattle, takes his BMW and drives north to Bellingham. Again on impulse, she hops on the ferry to the Alaskan town where her Tlingit Indian grandmother lived and died. But there's more than impulse at work here: Jenna and Robert's 5-year-old son, Bobby, drowned in Alaska just two years ago, and something is drawing Jenna back to the scene. On the ferry, she's given a carved silver charm of a Tlingit spirit called a kushtaka, a stealer of souls. "Tlingits don't have good and evil," a local shaman explains, telling the story of how the spirit known as Raven gave the world the sun, moon, and stars by stealing them from someone else. As Jenna learns more about the kushtakas, helped by this very sophisticated shaman and an understanding fisherman, she begins to believe that her son's soul is being held captive by these spirits, as revenge for her husband's greed. Garth Stein's persuasive prose draws us into a book that mixes fantasy with tragedy and the natural human desire for closure.

Sex And The Single Vampire
by Katie McAlister

A bargain find from The Dollar Store, creepy and funny!

Dark One n. [Origin Czech, also known as vampires.] A Moravian Dark One is doomed to spend his lifetime cruising the singles' scene in search of the one woman who can redeem his soul. You think dating is hard? Try it when you're nine hundred years old and you've used every pick-up line in the book. Forming a lasting relationship is even more difficult when the woman who makes your heart sing sees dead people and likes to play with demons.

Summoner n. [Origin English.] Someone who summons ghosts, poltergeists, and demon lords. Summoners tend to hang around cities like London that are filled with portals to Hell, haunted inns, and other locations dishy vampires might be found lurking. Most Summoners are female, which makes for difficulties when it comes to explaining to the man who haunts your dreams and fills your soul with love why your pet ghosts can be found hovering around even in the most romantic of circumstances.


  1. I'm so relieved to have February behind us (it seemed twice as long as usual!! Thanks to the snow, etc). Anyway I think the Garth Stein book looks good and the synopsis for Sex and the Single Vampire made me laugh : )

  2. Raven Stole the Moon sounds very intriguing. I hope you like it. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. Raven Stole the Moon sounds fascinating. I hope you enjoy it. I'll have to keep it on my radar.

  4. That Garth Stein book looks good to me...enjoy!

  5. Raven Stole the Moon looks interesting. Happy reading!

  6. Those both sound good. You'll have to let us know if Sex andthe Single Vampire lives up to its clever synopsis!

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  7. Raven Stole The Moon looks very interesting. I can't wait to see what you think of it. Enjoy both books!

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  9. Love the cover of Raven Stole the Moon! The book sounds pretty interesting too!

  10. Great books, hope you enjoy them.

  11. Great books this week!!! enjoy!

  12. totally opposite books but they both look good!

  13. Ooh, new Garth Stein! Looks good. Have a great week and happy reading.

  14. Oooh, Raven Stole the Moon sounds great. Enjoy!


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