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, January 31, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page (this month at Rose City Reader) 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.

Another storm is coming with snow and very cold temps. It's been a long winter already! We cope with it well around here and it takes a lot to slow things down. As long as the plows can keep the roads clear we are good to go. It's great weather for reading and I have piles of books to catch up on. I hope we don't lose our power because I have lots of blog stuff to catch up on too. Whatever weather you're facing this week stay warm, safe and happy reading!

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Briggs

From Simon & Schuster

Twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson may be the despair of her social-climbing Step-Mama, but she was born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society--if she can ever find true acceptance in the secret Order that expelled her own mother. She’s ready to turn the hidebound Order of the Guardians inside-out, whether the older members like it or not. And in a society where magic is the greatest scandal of all, Kat is determined to use all her powers to help her three older siblings--saintly Elissa, practicing-witch Angeline, and hopelessly foolish Charles--find their own true loves, even if she has to turn highwayman, battle wild magic, and confront real ghosts along the way!


Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

Contest win from Bookin' With Bingo

Andie Miller is ready to move on in life. She wants to marry her fiance and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her before they go their separate ways forever. A very distant cousin of his has died and left North as the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs a very special person to take care of the situation and he knows Andie can handle anything… When Andie meets the two children she quickly realizes things are much worse than she feared. The place is a mess, the children, Carter and Alice, aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. What’s worse, Andie’s fiance thinks this is all a plan by North to get Andie back, and he may be right. Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting… Then her ex-brother-in-law arrives with a duplicitous journalist and a self-doubting parapsychologist, closely followed by an annoyed medium, Andie’s tarot card–reading mother, her avenging ex-mother-in-law, and her jealous fiancé. Just when Andie’s sure things couldn’t get more complicated, North arrives to make her wonder if maybe this time things could just turn out differently….

4 comments:

  1. I think Maybe This Time sounds fun!

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  2. I got Kat, Incorrigible too and think it looks like great fun! Enjoy your new books!

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  3. I got Kat downloaded on my Kobo to read. It sounds really good. Hoping to get to it very soon.

    Enjoy your goodies and I can't wait to hear what you think of the them :)

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  4. Enjoy your books! I got Kat, too, and Maybe This Time is on my wishlist.

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