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, April 25, 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'm running late but I've had a busy, yet happy day. We even had some warm temperatures and expect a bit more this week. There will be rain of course. Lots and lots of rain.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and that the Bunny was very good to you. We had a nice dinner at home with all of our kids here. That always makes me happy! I wish you all a happy spring and good reading. Cheers!

Toys by James Patterson
Won from CMash Loves To Read

Move over James Bond--you've just met your match!

Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, exceptional intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the most advanced genetic enhancements available. Elitesare the pinnacle of evolution; the triumph of man's ambitions.

The only problem in their perfect world--are the humans!

And their toys!

Now comes the most unbelievable shock of Hays Baker's life. Suddenly he's on the other side of the gun, experiencing a life he'd never dreamed possible--and fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction.

Not only that, Hays and Lizbeth just might lose their perfect family.

James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane--with a hero to rival both Bond and Jason Bourne.

Unchained by Sharon Ashwood,
$10.00 Starbucks gift card, The Dark Forgotten Reader & magnet

Won from author through Fresh Fiction March Contest

Ashe Carver, monster-killer, has the scars to prove it. But faced with a custody battle, she's hung up her stakes and taken a job at the public library, determined to show the courts and her ten-year-old daughter that she's as good a mother as she is a hunter.

Easier said than done. There are lovelorn vampires haunting the library, a slime demon in the shopping mall, and her new-mom sister needs a hand with her ghostbusting biz. Then, after centuries guarding a supernatural prison, Captain Reynard strides into her world like a hero from the library's Must Reads. Smokingly gorgeous, passionate and courageous to a fault, he has only weeks to live unless Ashe finds the thief who took his soul.

Ashe picks up her weapons to save the day—but not every problem can be solved with a stake. With so much trag
edy in her past, Ashe fears the disaster she sees ahead—and prays she doesn't fail everyone. Again.

Memories are the hardest monsters to kill.

Say Hello To Zorro! by Carter Goodrich
From author for review

Mister Bud is a dog of routine. He has wake up time, nap time, rest time, dinner time, etc. And everyone knows to follow his schedule.

Then disaster strikes. A stranger comes home at "make a fuss time" and throws everything off! Zorro is little bit bossy and Mister Bud wants nothing to do with him. But when the dogs discover they like the same things (like chasing the cat and napping), everything becomes more fun. As long as everyone follows the schedule.

Original Sin by Beth McMullen
From Hyperion Books for review


Seeing Lucy Hamilton, you would think she is just like any other suburban stay-at-home San Francisco mom. She takes her three-year-old son Theo to the beach, playground, and the zoo. She makes organic applesauce, folds laundry, and plays on the floor with Matchbox cars until her knees ache. What no one knows about Lucy, not even her adoring husband Will, is that for nine years she was known as Sally Sin, a spy for the USAWMD (United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction). And that’s just the way Lucy wants to keep it – a secret.

Ian Blackford, a notorious illegal arms dealer and Lucy’s long-forgotten nemesis, returns to the USAWMD’s radar, and they are forced to call Lucy back to action to lure Blackford out into the open. As she races to unravel the mystery that surrounds Blackford’s return (and get dinner on the table), she realizes that the answers she needs lie in a past that she’s tried very hard to forget. In a race against time, Lucy must fight to save herself, her family – and, oh yes – the world.


  1. Zorro looks like a cute book. I'm glad you had a nice Easter. It's so heartwarming when all the kids are home. It makes me bubbly inside!

  2. I got Original Sin too and think it looks really good. I hope all your new books are winners!

  3. Debbie what great books you got this past week. I am so behind on my Patterson books. I think I will have to bring some on vacation this summer to read.

    Enjoy your new books

  4. Just saw Say Hello to Zorro on another blog list. It looks so sweet!

  5. Great variety of books to add to your shelves. Enjoy!


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