Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday/It's Monday...what are you reading?

Mailbox Monday is a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Late...again! I've been told I'll be late for my own funeral.  LOL!

This will be my last MM for at least a week, maybe two.  I'm leaving for my vacation on Thursday morning.  My mom and I and the boys are going to Michigan for my niece's high school graduation and we're staying for a week.  I'm taking my computer so I will be checking in, but no mailbox since I'll have no idea what I receive while I'm gone (no...really?)...doh! I'm putting my mail on hold, even though my husband will be here, because he has no clue and I do not want any books left outside or lost!

I had a little mailbox last week, but what I did get was awesome!

In the mail:

For review:

from the author, Christy English...with a personalized autograph and a matching bookmark! Can't wait to read this!

The Queen's Pawn--Christy English

Book description from Goodreads:

Princess Alais of France travels to England to marry Richard the Lionhearted, the son of King Henry II, armed only with her dowry, the valuable Vexin. When Alais arrives in the land of her father’s enemies, she is welcomed by the beautiful and powerful queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor, the richest and most influential woman in Europe, sees a kindred soul in the young French princess. Intrigued by the girl’s strength and fire, Eleanor adopts Alais as her protégée, teaching the girl what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But Eleanor and Alais’ love for each other is threatened when the capricious and imperious King Henry meets the lovely young princess. Fascination with the king draws Alais deep into political intrigue, and she soon discovers what Eleanor is prepared to do to retain her position as queen. Alais, the one-time pawn, takes ruthless action of her own, as the two women become rivals both for the king’s love and the throne of England itself.

Won:

from Historical Tapestry.  Thanks again ladies!

Band of Angels--Julia Gregson

Book description from Amazon:

Growing up in Wales, Catherine Carreg has been allowed to run wild, spending her childhood racing ponies along the beach with her friend Deio, the cattle-driver’s son. But Catherine is consumed by a longing to escape the monotony of village life and runs away to London with Deio’s help. Alone in the unfamiliar city, Catherine secures a position in Florence Nightingale’s home for sick governesses. As the nation is gripped by reports of war in the Crimea, Catherine volunteers as a nurse—and her life changes beyond all recognition. Arriving in Scutari, she is immediately thrown into a living nightmare. Amid the madness and chaos, Catherine is forced to grow up quickly, learning the hardest lessons of love and war.


It's Monday...what are you reading? is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Finished last week:

The Mark--Jen Nadol
Cardboard--Fiona Place
Live a Life You Love--Dr. Susan Biali, M.D.

Reviews will be up in the next couple of days...before I go on vacation.

Currently Reading:

Virgin and the Crab--Robert Parry
The Red Door--Charles Todd
Wolf Hall--Hilary Mantel  we are discussing Part II on Twitter (#TuesBookTalk) tomorrow night at 10:30 pm ET/9:30 pm CT.

Up Next:

Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show--Frank Delaney
Under the Dome--Stephen King
Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
Sense & Sensibility--Jane Austen

Any goodies in your mailbox?  What are you reading lately?

4 comments:

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  1. You had a great week! I'll be waiting for your review of The Mark! Happy reading!

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  2. Enjoy your new books and your vacation. I'm going on mine at then end of the month, we are going up to MN ofr a few days.

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  3. Aleksandra--should have the review up later today. Thanks for stopping by.

    Ryan--thanks Ryan. I'm going to try to have a good time! I know you're excited about your time off!

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  4. Have a fantastic vacation, and that you like Band of Angels. I read it with the previous title of The Water Horse, and I really liked it.

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