Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Mailbox

My kids are so jaed by books arriving in the mailbox anymore that they sort of toss the packages at me with a scornful "Another book" comment. Luckily I am not jaded since each and every arrival still makes me happy as a pig in stink. I was definitely a happy little piggie this past week. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

A Rather Charming Invitation by C.A. Belmond came from Megan at Penguin/NAL.
The third in a series, I have the prior books for this one so I was tickled to be offered this installment. Even better for my readers, I have two copies of this book to give away as well.

The Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier came from Leah and the author.
I love books with academics as characters and this one not only has that, it also focuses on switching colleges, moving into a rickety Victorian home, and leaning to rely on the important people in life. In terms of enticing, this one has already hit it out of the park for me.

The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison came from Caitlin at Simon and Schuster.
The story of a young woman and her aunt and the family they create together, I suspect this one has a lot to say about appearances and depth. There's something so sophisticatedly appealing about the cover too, don't you think?

Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax came from Joy at Joan Schulhafer Publishing and Media Consulting.
The tale of an investigative reporter who quits her job, relocates to Atlanta, and writes articles about being an outsider, I can't wait to see where this one goes. We moved to Atlanta (from the north) when I was a freshman in college so I know all about being an outsider there although also being pregnant and examining the subject from the vantage of a ballroom dance studio is a bit outside my realm of experience.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. You had a great mailbox week; enjoy your new books. Here are mine:

  2. Wow all of these look fab! I really love the covers of the two last ones and they seem interesting too :) Enjoy! Here's mine, a bit different week:

  3. The books you got this week, Kristen, really appeal to me. I think I'd enjoy every one of them! Looking forward to reading your reviews ;)

  4. These books look wonderful. Enjoy!

  5. Magnolia Wednesdays is on my wish list! I'll be looking forward to your review. :-)

  6. Your opening comments made me chuckle. My kids have reacted the same way at times.

    These books sound intriguing. Here's mine:

  7. The cover of The Gin Closet looks real inviting!! Enjoy your books. They look good.

  8. I have The Gin Closet, too. I can't wait to read it. Enjoy your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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