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, November 23, 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.

The last three weeks I’ve gotten two books each time. Since I’m not getting much reading accomplished lately (I’ve been reading the same book for a week!) that’s plenty. I am proud to say that I have gotten some cleaning done and have been sorting and getting rid of clothes. I really hate it but I’m so glad when it’s done. And there’s a lot to be done !

Powers by John B. Olson

from LibraryThing Early Reviewers

“Bury me standing. I must be buried standing.”Powers, the follow-up to John Olson’s Shade (“a must-read for those who enjoy Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti” —Publishers Weekly), introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named Mariutza. Her grandfather utters a mysterious last request before dying in her arms after being shot by ten cloaked men.Those same men die before her eyes, but strange powers continue to pursue Mari through the swamps of southern Louisiana where she has always hidden from “the Badness.”The whole world seems to join in the chase—helicopters, soldiers, government agents, and the police are all trying to kill her. Mari’s only hope of survival is to find Jaazaniah the Prophet, the mythical hero of her grandfather’s bedtime stories. But she has never been outside the swamp or known other humans besides her grandfather and one teacher. How can this lone girl survive the bewildering world of men long enough to find a prophet who might not even exist?

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

My mom bought this book for me. She knew I was looking for it because I had the second book in the series but wanted to read them in order. This is the first book.

It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown, that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking, and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all, Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her.

Of course, that's not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos, a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you've never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn't work, how dangerous could a little seduction be...?


  1. I bought The Accidental Demon Slayer a couple of weeks ago - haven't read it yet but it looks like a really fun read! Enjoy your books :)

  2. on your toilet bowl? Of course, if a demon shows up it HAS to be a private things. I hope she was dressed!

    both books sound fun

  3. I've seen the Angie Fox book and the LT book sounds like it could be good! I could stand to do bit of the "clean & sort" at my house too. Good for you!

  4. The demonslayer books looks like it'll be quite funny.

  5. I want the dog on the cover of the Demon Slayer book. Happy reading!

  6. Since you're through cleaning at your house, could you come and do some at my house. Those closets need a good going through!
    Are you not liking the book you have been reading for a week or did the cleaning bug even preempt your reading time?

  7. I did some clothes sorting too this week! It's amazing how much we get done when we lift our nose out of a book.

  8. Powers caught my eye as well. I didn't receive anything for Mailbox Monday, but I posted Musing Mondays if you're interested. Here's my link:

  9. The cover of The Accidental Demon Slayer has me grinning ear-to-ear. :-)

  10. I read the Accidental Demon Slayer a while ago and enjoyed it...I hope you do too!

  11. Lucky you! Powers looks great. Here's my link:


Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I hope you keep coming back!