Monday, August 9, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday tour is hosted by Marcia, of the Printed Page. She has decided to expand and let others host each month the monthly Mailbox Monday. This month it is hosted by Chickloveslit. Join in and let us know what you received in your mailbox this past week. 

Here are the books that came to my mailbox this week:

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard. It was sent by Joyce and Book Club Girl sent me another copy.  I will have a book giveaway with the extra copy in the next couple weeks to coinside with Labor Day.
This novel ,a lonely 13 year old with his divorced mother.  The last weekend before school starts  a man shows up in town. How this changes his life for 5 days and beyond.

Stiltsville by Susanna Daniels I have a extra copy for a book giveaway I am hosting.  You can go to a few previous posts to enter my giveaway and read my post here.

Remedies by Kate Ledger was sent by the author. This sounds like a good one.
This is the story about a Baltimore doctor is obsessed with easing the suffering of his chronic pain patients.  Simon has stumbled upon a obscured drug that may revolutionalize the treatment of pain.
This sounds like a great read for me since I am entering the medical field again.

Vivian Rising by Daniella Brodsky. This is the story of Vivian. She misses her grand mother after she passes away.She misses her grandmother. She feels very alone. She stubbles upon a astrologer's walkway. Things start to open up to her.  This was sent to me by Simon and Schuster.

Heart of Lies by M. L Malcolm. This is the story of Leo Hoffman. He was born with a gift for languages. When he dreams for the future are destroyed by WW1. The dashing young hungarian attempts to use his rare talent to rebuild his life, only to find himself inadvertently embroilded in an international conterfeiting scheme.  Suddenly Leo is wanted all across Europe  for a host of crimes.
This was sent to me by the publishing house Harper Collins.

Beach Trip by Cathy Holton.  The story is about four women. They were friend until they went their separate ways after college. Now they are in their 40's want to relive their college years and meet up in one of their summer cottages. But then secrets are revealed.  This was sent by the author Cathy Holton.

What did you get in your mailbox this past week? Did you have tax weekend in your town? If so what did you buy? Was books included?

Now I did buy my self a few goodies. This weekend in Myrtle Beach SC was tax free weekend. Mainly geared for back to school.  This includes, clothes, furniture, computers, etc.
But yesterday was the last day. I was waiting to pick up my son. As I was waiting in Book a Million. I found out this included books. Well as any book blogger knows do you think I am going to walk away from that.  If any one knows me. I can't walk away from my favorite thing books. The sale did not include just tax free but included 20% off. I could not walk away from that.

Here are the little goodies I bought:

Intervention by Robin Cook
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
Cutting the Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Last Light Over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. I have been looking forward to this one.  Do you think I took advantage of tax weekend?? or do you think I should have gotten more??? LOL!!!


bermudaonion said...

You got a lot of great books! I loved Labor Day and got Stiltsville and Remedies myself today. I didn't buy anything during the tax free weekend, but I should have. If Mary Alice Monroe comes near you, you need to go see her!

Just Mom said...

You jave some good ones. I am eager to read Labor Day! Enjoy!

Jew Wishes said...

In my opinion, and I reviewed it on my blog, Remedies is excellent is so many ways.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Every single book you picked up has such a fantastic cover -- it's sucking me in!! Oh, tax free weekends, gotta love 'em! :)

Elizabeth said...

Haven't read Labor Day, but I have read her new one The Good Daughters...loved it.

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