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 24, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday (started at The Printed Page and now a traveling meme) is at Savvy Verse and Wit this month and 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 haven't caught up with my mailbox in a couple of weeks but it has slowed to trickle lately anyway. I'm trying to catch up but we all know that's never going to happen!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Won from Diary of an Eccentric

"Opens at Nightfall; Closes at Dawn." The Le Cirque des Rêves is a circus unlike any other, just as this magical debut novel is equally unique. At the center of The Night Circus spectacle are two specially gifted young magicians, Celia and Marco, pitted against each other in professional competition, drawn towards one another in love. Erin Morgenstern's literary fantasy has already drawn raves for its captivating evocativeness: "A world of almost unbearable beauty.... A love story on a grand scale: it creates, it destroys, it ultimately transcends." "A novel so magical that there is no escaping its spell... If you choose to read just one novel this year, this is it."

Tempest (Tempest #1) ARC by Julie Cross
For review from LibraryThing Early Reviewer  

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Vampire Vacation (The V V Inn #1) ebook by C.J. Ellisson
Won from Tyra's Book Addiction

Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot -- a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true.
Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced that he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.
Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn't easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets that Vivian would kill to protect?

The Hunt (V V Inn #2) ebook by C.J. Ellisson
Won from Tyra's Book Addiction

Vivian thinks she can control every aspect of a deadly game with her usual manipulations… but what if she can’t? Journey along, in this next installment of The V V Inn series, for a wild ride as the tale is told through the eyes of all her new seethe members.
Seven vampires and seven werewolves pay to hunt a supernatural criminal across the cold, vast grounds of an Alaskan resort. The one to catch her, and live through the encounter, will increase their power by feasting on hers.
The tiny vampire they track is more than she appears, however. To escape a fate of ten years in silver chains, she'll do anything to survive the week long excursion. This time, the darkness holds more than just the stinging bite of the Arctic—it holds death.


  1. I've been wanting to read The Night Circus!
    Here's Mine

  2. Doh I got Tempest as well and forgot to add it to my Mailbox. Oops! Happy reading week!

  3. I can't wait to read tempest, looks great! :) can't wait to hear what you think about the books you won

  4. Hope you enjoy the Night Circus as much as I did.

  5. People are loving The Night Circus. Hope you do too!

  6. The Night Circus looks good! And you have several tempting books. Enjoy!


  7. I hear great things about Night Circus! I have it here and hope to get to it sometime. Congrats on all your wins!

  8. Glad you got Night Circus too. It was an unexpected pleasant surprise for me to get it. Catch up? hahahahahahahah You're right; that never happens to any of us book lovers.

  9. This is a mailbox I would love! Vampires and The Night Circus.

  10. Glad to see The Night Circus arrived so quickly. Hope you love it as much as I did!

  11. The Night Circus sounds good, great mailbox.

  12. You had some great wins! Enjoy your new books!

  13. I hope you enjoy The Night Circus! I thought it was pretty good.

  14. I really want to read The Night Circus! Enjoy your books :)

  15. Great mailbox! Both The Night Circus and The Tempest are only my WL!

    Here's my Mailbox

  16. Looks like some good ones. Enjoy!

  17. I don't know what to read first!


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