Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.  Check out her blog to find more Mailbox posts.

I've been trying to add the beginning books of several of the series I'm interested in reading.  So into my mailbox this week came some of those books.

The Irene Kelly mystery series by Jan Burke
Book #3 - Dear Irene
Book #4 - Remember Me, Irene

Book # 6 - Liar

The Kenzie-Gennaro mystey series by Dennis LeHane
Book #3 - Sacred
Book #4  Gone Baby Gone

The Lady Emily Ashton mystery series byTasha Alexander
Book # 1 - Only to Deceive
Book #3 - A Fatal Waltz

Tiffany Aching fantasy series by Terry Pratchett
Book #3 - Wintersmith

Erast Fandorin Russian mystery series by Boris Akunin
Book #1 - The Winter Queen
Book #2 - The Turkish Gambit

Contest Wins
The Castaways: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand  (audiobook)
The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

Sent to me by Jenclair fro A Garden Carried in the Pocket.  Thanks so much, Jenclair.
Shadowmagic by John Lenadan

One I don't remember who recommended it
Speak of the Devil

Review Copies
Chin and The Magic Stones: Book One - Becoming Guardians by L.J. Salzar
13 1/2 by Nevada Barr


Literary Feline said...

I love the new look of your blog! So cool! :-)

I've been really curious about the Jan Burke series and the Boris Akunin series. And the Dennis Lehane series . . . I hope you enjoy your books!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful new look to your blog! I love it! I'm anxious to hear what you have to say about the Boris Akunin series. I've been wondering about them.

gautami tripathy said...

Like the new look. And you got some great books.

Mondays: Musings/Readings/Mailbox

Kaye said...

You really got some teriffic books. Looks like we have similar tastes. Happy reading and have a great week.

DCMetroreader said...

Looks like some great books! I'm listening to the Castaways and am really enjoying it.

Here is my Monday post

bermudaonion said...

You had a great week! Everyone seems to love Pratchett's work - hope you do too.

Kristen said...

I have a love/hate relationship with series since I never manage to stay up on them! Enjoy your new books.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, what a great week you had!! I really liked Lacemakers of Glenmara.

LOVE your blog background photo! And I like that you used the revolving widget. I may try that sometime (when I have enough books to make it interesting).

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Your blog looks great!! So seasonal.

Enjoy your new books. Here is mine:

Wendi said...

Wow - so many great books! Isn't it great when you find fun series and actually start getting some of the books? I recently read the Lady Emily book. . . BOOK 4! I didn't realize it was a series until it arrived. LOL - I'll be trying to get those early books as well.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi :)

Kailana said...

I really like the new background!

Wintersmith by Pratchett is book 3, I thought... I don't even think there is a fourth book, but I could be wrong!

Marie Cloutier said...

I LOVE your new background! So fall! :-) Makes me want a cider!

Iliana said...

Woo,hoo! I love reading mystery series in order so this is my kind of book loot :)

Enjoy your new books!

Booklogged said...

LitFeline, thanks for the nice compliment. I hope I get to read some of these soon.

Beverooni, I love your name! The Akunin books are thin so maybe I'll get them read in short order. I'll let you know if I like them.

Guatami tripathy, thanks. I get excited looking at them.

Kaye, love your little penguin picture.

DCMetrometer, I'm looking forward to listening to The Castaways. I can only listen when my husband or kids or not around.

Bermudaonion, I love Pratchett, too. My favorite, so far, is Mort.

Booklogged said...

Kristen, me, too. I try not to worry about keeping up with a series if it gets away from me. The thing that is hardest for me is when I hear about a series that really sounds good to me but it already has 10 books published. No way am I going to even try!

I sure like picking up a new book in a series that I love and reconnecting with the characters.

Mary, I like that carousel gadget. It was easy to set up and definitely the way to go on heavier weeks. My mother is reading The Lace Readers of Glenmara. I'm anxious to hear her reaction.

Diane, Thanks,for the nice compliment. I'll be over in a minute to check out what fun books found their way to your house this week.

Wendi B, I actually haven't read any of the Lady Emily books, but I had #2 on my shelf and my mother borrowed it and really liked it. So I ordered books 1 and 3. I thougt I'd wait for #4 to go down in price, at least at the used book sites.

I like series - getting to know the characters better with each book. If it's been awhile since you've read one it's good to reconnect with an old friend. Sometimes those series can get so long, though and I fall behind easily. I'm thinking of Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series. Holy smokes - there must be 24 books and I've only read 8 or 10. Probably never will catch up to with that one!

Kailana, I think you're right about Wintersmith being book 3. I changed it in my post. Thanks.

Marie, the weather's about to change in Utah. I think I'll be ready for some hot mulled cider by Wed.

Iliana, I do too. It's fun to get to know characters and then touch bases with them periodically, isn't it?

Yvonne said...

You did great this week! Enjoy your books.

Wendi said...

Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week in honor of Banned Books Week. ~ Wendi

By the way - I love that you've been able to change your comment tag to "Welcomed Responses" - I've got to figure out how to do that!!

Staci said...

Your mailbox was overflowing with awesomeness!!! They all sound great...Enjoy!

Framed said...

All I can say is you'd better get busy reading all those. I'll wait for you reaction before I ask to borrow them. What's Mom doing borrowing books from you? She got three from a couple of weeks ago. Two I hadn't read yet and I can't remember which ones.

Thoughts of Joy said...

I really want to read the Kenzie-Gennaro series by LeHane. Have you read any in that series?