BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox #1

I've seen this meme on other blogs and I've been meaning to do it for a while but kept procrastinating. I plan to do it every two weeks. For this first one, I'll post books, print and digital, that I have received in the past two weeks.

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren. It's a way to share and highlight all the books we receive, even if we don't review them. I plan on sharing books I buy, receive for review, get from the library, borrow from a friend, etc.

Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2First up, a book that my friend Jax loaned me: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2, an anthology. Most of the authors are new to me (always fun). The main reason I'm interested in it is because it has a story by Kelley Armstrong, one of my very favorite authors.

 I won a book on Twitter, thanks to Kensington Press.It's an ARC of Blood and Fire by Shannon McKenna. I've never read her before, so I'm looking forward to this.

Blood and Fire

I received several books for review, several print and one digital. You'll see some of these in the next few weeks, one in the fall and one probably not at all. Most of the books scheduled to be reviewed are books that I'm behind on, reviews that are owed. Occasionally I take on blog tour books that look too good to pass up. Doing so helps keep me fresh.

The Bad Always Die Twice  Maximum Witch: That Old Black Magic, Book 3Dark Taste of RaptureThe Kingdom of ChildhoodVelva Jean Learns to Fly: A Novel

1) The Bad Always Die Twice by Cheryl Crane 2) Maximum Witch by Jodi Redford 3) Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter 4) The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman 5) Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven (this was an unsolicited review book that just showed up; it's not really my type of book so I probably won't review it)

I also bought several books, which arrived this week and downloaded a bunch of freebies from Amazon for my Kindle plus bought a couple of e-books.

Spell Bound (Otherworld, Book 12)Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter)Crossroads (Southern Arcana, Book 2)Deadlock (Southern Arcana) Spell Bound I had pre-ordered but it just arrived this past week, Archangel's Consort I got from PaperbackSwap (a wonderful swap site) and both Crossroads and Deadlock had been on my wish list for a few months.

The Amazon freebies were a varied bunch:

A Knight in Central Park30 Minute Meals Recipes includes Easy Dinner Recipes, Healthy Dinner Ideas and Simple Recipes that can be made in 30 Minutes or Less for Busy Moms, ... Discover 30 minute meals for busy families!Megan's Way (2011 Beach Book Festival Award Winner, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist) The Abandoned Edge of Avalon Her Master's TouchHawks Mountain

A Darker Shade of Dead Texas Hold Him (Leisure Historical Romance)   A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart Series #1)Lye in Wait (A Home Crafting Mystery)Strange NeighborsRaising Motivated Kids: Inspiring Enthusiasm for a Great Start in Life (School Savvy Kids)Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble, Book 1)Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)Death of A Trophy Wife (Jaine Austen Mysteries)

It was a good couple of weeks for books. I didn't even list my library ones. Maybe next time. In the meantime, if you can't find me, send food and drink for the cat and I. We're buried in books. :D


  1. Amazing mailbox! I hope you enjoy them all.


  2. Great set! I loved Waterfall. I keep meaning to read Nalini Singh's books. Enjoy!
    My IMM

  3. The only books by Singh that I've read are the Guild books and I really enjoy them.


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