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, March 30, 2009

Mailbox Monday

~ March 30th

Thank you to our host Marcia at Printed Page. Join the fun!

Thursday 3/26

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
by Katherine Howe

This debut novel combines a woman's modern day search for her family's history and their link to the Salem witch trials of 1690. The author had two ancestors accused of witchcraft in Salem.

Thank you to Barnes & Noble First Look program for this ARC.

Release date: June 2009

My Wicked Enemy by Carolyn Jewel

The first in a series about paranormal romance, magic and action in present time but with ancient evil.

Thank you to author Brenda Janowitcz at Brenda's Blog where I won this autographed book and a special note from the author.

Release date: August 2008

Friday 3/27

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

A novel of two sisters that bridge the worlds of Shanghai and Los Angeles in the 1930's.

Thank you to Random House for this ARC.

Release date: June 2009

**As mentioned in my last post this is the book that makes me almost famous. Thank you Lisa See!

Mr.'s Meyers Clean Home
by Thelma Meyer

Reliable, common sense cleaning guide from a woman who raised nine children and kept her house clean for fifty years.

Thank you to Cindy at Cindy's Love of Books where I won this book.

Release date: March 2009


How To Ditch Your Fairy
by Justine Larbalestier

In a world where everyone has an invisible, personal fairy that has a "specialty", fourteen-year-old Charlie is stuck with a parking fairy and she can't even drive yet! Now she is trying to get rid of this one in hopes of getting a good one like her friend has, a shopping fairy.

Release date: March 2009?

**This author is married to author Scott Westerfield.

North of Beautiful
by Justina Chen Headley

A beautiful, artistic senior is born with a port wine stain on her face and tries to deal with what makes a person truly beautiful on the inside as well as outside.

Release date: February 2009

I can't wait to see what you got last week!


  1. Fabulous week you had, Wrighty! Have you started the Physick book of Delverance Dane yet? I read the 1st 6 chapters and am loving it!
    Here ismy mailbox

  2. You had a great week. When I read Shanghai Girls, I will linger over your name in the back.

  3. The Howe one sounds interesting :)
    Have fun reading

  4. I'd like to read North of Beautiful. Better, I'd like to get a copy for our library.

  5. you got a lot of great books this week. I really can't wait to see what you think of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe!

    here's my mailbox:

  6. I got Shanghai Girls as well. Will have to look for your name and feel almost famous through you. :-)

  7. I'm also getting Katherine Howe's book through B&N First Look - it looks terrific. You had a great week!

  8. What a wonderful lot of books you received. I LOVE the Mrs. Meyer's book!! It is very helpful.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  9. North of Beautiful is AMAZING! HAppy Reading!

  10. I'm looking forward to reading NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL, but I don't have a copy yet! I've been reading DELIVERANCE DANE, and it is hard to put down! Have fun with your haul!

  11. I just got North of Beautiful too! The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane looks good too.

  12. You got some really good books. I have my fingers crossed that I get Shanghai Girls.

    Thanks for the reminder I have to post Mrs Meyer's book.

    My Mailbox is posted.

  13. DANG! I am beyond impressed! This looks like an amazing selection. The Physick book of Delverance Dane looks wild!

  14. How To Ditch Your Fairy is on my WL...I hope its good!

  15. I know I've said it before, but I so much want Shanghai Girls! The Salem witch trial book sounds good too.

  16. Looks like some good reads. Enjoy.

  17. Glad to hear such good things about these books. Now I'm really anxious to get started!

  18. I got Shanghai Girls, too. It looks so good. I'll have to keep a lookout for your moment of fame. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  19. Okay Okay.. I need to stop coveting mailboxes... Great haul!

  20. You got some great books! Deliverance Dane looks interesting :)

  21. My Mrs. Meyer's arrived and I'm looking forward to using it soon! Oh, How to Ditch Your Fairy is on my wishlist. I didn't know she was married to him, neat!

  22. Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I've requested 'The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Also, I've read 'Shanghai Girls'. I liked it but not as well as her other books.


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