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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday (started at The Printed Page and now a traveling meme) is at Passages to the Past 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 have quite a variety from the last two weeks, each book is very different. Maybe when spring really arrives I can enjoy them outside in the sunshine!

The Stone Of Destiny by Jim Ware
From publisher for review

Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the magical Philosopher’s Stone. And since his mother has cancer, a little magic could be really useful—although she would prefer to trust her doctors and pray. When Morgan’s best friend, Eny, tells him about another magic stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny—he’s determined to find it. But Morgan’s not the only one looking for the Stone, and by the time the two middle schoolers realize there’s evil afoot, Morgan has betrayed his friendship, bad-tempered giants are loose in the land, and the Stone is lost…perhaps forever. This charming, fantastical tale about faith is the first of two volumes about the Stone of Destiny.

A Tale Of Two Demon Slayers by Angie Fox
From PaperBack Swap

Last month, I was a single preschool teacher whose greatest thrill consisted of color-coding my lesson plans. That was before I learned I was a slayer. Now, it's up to me to face curse-hurling imps, vengeful demons, and any other supernatural uglies that crop up. And, to top it off, a hunk of a shape-shifting griffin has invited me to Greece to meet his family.

But it s not all sun, sand, and ouzo. Someone has created a dark-magic version of me with my powers and my knowledge and it wants to kill me and everyone I know. Of course, this evil twin doesn't have Grandma's gang of biker witches, a talking Jack Russell terrier, or an eccentric necromancer on its side. In the ultimate showdown for survival, may the best demon slayer win.

Cows Can't Jump by Dave Reisman
From author for review

Is it really true that cows can't jump, gorillas can't swim and sloths can't leap? Yes, but discover what these and other animals can do, as they swing, scamper and glide through Cows Can't Jump! In this humorous and inspirational adventure, animals focus on what they do best, comfortably aware they can t do everything, but proud of their own special skills. Vibrantly illustrated, Cows Can't Jump will help young readers learn diverse and dynamic words, while absorbing a subtle yet powerful message that builds self-esteem and teaches respect and humility.

The Bond by Wayne Pacelle
From publisher

No one can doubt Wayne Pacelle's position on the subject of this book: He is the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and a key official in the Fund for Animals. His new book isn't just a rich celebration of the deeply entrenched bond between animals and humans; it is also a penetrating alarm about widespread cruelty to animals and the threat to thousands of species now facing extinction. A poignant book for anyone who ever loved a pet.


  1. I adore the covers for Tale of Two Demon Slayers and The Bond. Yes, I am a sucker for a furry face!

  2. Nice mailbox! Cows Can't Jump sounds interesting.

  3. What??? Cows can't jump? So, the old story of the cow who jumped over the moon was a lie?? Sheesh!
    Lol, enjoy your new books.

  4. The cover of Cows Can't Jump makes me smile :)

  5. What do you mean Cows can't jump? LOL sounds like a great book.

    Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  6. Nice mailbox! Looks like an interesting mix this week...gotta love the cover on the "cows" book. ^_^ Happy reading!

  7. Interesting mailbox. Enjoy your reads.

  8. I can't wait to be able to read in the sunshine either! Enjoy all of your new books. :)

  9. Very interesting reads, enjoy!

    stop and see mine and my giveaways.

  10. I received THE BOND too. :)

    Stopping by from the linky on Passages To The Past.


  11. These titles are all new to me. I hope they are all good reads.

  12. Cows can't jump??? LOL...that looks so cute!! Enjoy!


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