It was another slowish week in my mailbox but I'm not complaining. I am still up to my eyeballs in books I need to read for one thing or another that not adding to the stacks appreciably is a help! Terrible to have to say that, but true nevertheless.
In any case, this week I found a copy of Now and Then by Jacqueline Sheehan from Avon in my mailbox. Could you just eat up the lovely dog on the cover?! I could also call this one time travel with a dog or how publishers have finally found a way to nudge me into reading speculative fiction (even if this one seems to be speculative fiction lite).
Then I opened a package with a copy of Ruined by Paula Morris in it. Interestingly, it's another one that is outside my usual reading fare, being a ghost story. But somehow ghosts and New Orleans seem right while ghosts anywhere else scare the snot out of me. And if you like ghosts or just think the cover is gorgeous like I do, be sure to check back here on Sept. 7th for a giveaway of this one.
Finally, I found an amazon box on the step and it had several goodies in it. One was a book for a friend's birthday. On the off chance she's reading this I won't mention it aside from saying I already own it myself, which should help her narrow it down given my library of 8,000+ books. Bwahahaha! Next was a book for my kids that I will probably read too. I found it on someone's blog but I can't for the life of me remember whose or I'd credit them with spending my money! The book is Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye and it looks totally cute. Actually, I often wonder if there's an otherworldly reform school to which I can send my crew, especially when they act like demon spawn. Ba-dump-bump. (I'll be performing right here all week just for your reading pleasure.)
Lastly, Bloomsbury kindly sent me a copy of The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley. An historical fiction based on a real life Chinese princess who spied for the Japanese during World War II, could this be more appealing? The early reviews aren't terribly promising but since I am so very frequently a contrariwise little puss, I still have high hopes for this one.
As always, if you want to see what others have received in their mailboxes over the past week, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page where she hosts this weekly meme.