Monday, December 01, 2008

Mailbox Monday--Back to Normal

The week after I mail out a lot of Paperback Swap books is usually quiet. This past week was no exception. It's a bit like the book sharks taking a nap after a feeding frenzy. I mailed four books to new homes, and received ten--much more like normal than the paltry three I received the week before! Here's what I received last week:

--Death of a Healing Woman by Allana Martin, the first in the Texana Jones mystery series. Texana owns a trading post on the Texas border. Her husband is the local vet. (PBS)

--The Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams, the first in the Dorothy Martin mystery series. Dorothy is an American ex-pat who now lives in a small college town outside London. (PBS)

--The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, a Young Adult mystery that involves a will which turns out to be a contest to find the dead person's killer. (PBS)

--The Glass Devil by Helene Tursten, the second in the Inspector Irene Huss mysteries set in Sweden. (PBS)

--Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo, an ARC I received through Shelf Awareness, which reverses the history of the transatlantic slave trade. What if Africans had enslaved Europeans?

--The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley takes up where Parnassus On Wheels left off. Since I enjoyed Parnassus On Wheels so much, I'm really looking forward to this one. (PBS)

--The Mermaid in the Basement by Gilbert Morris, the first Lady Trent historical mystery set in nineteenth century London. (PBS)

--Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O'Brien, about a young woman who agrees to care for a four-day-old barn owl that can't be released into the wild. I've already read over forty pages and, critter lover that I am, I'm loving it! (PBS)

--The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I by Ben Macintyre. (PBS)

--Gold Rush Dogs by Claire Rudolf Murphy & Jane G. Haigh, about some of the most notable dogs of the North. (PBS)

There you have it! If you'd like to see what other people found in their mailboxes during the past week, just click on the mailbox graphic at the top of my post and head over to see Marcia at The Printed Page. Happy Reading!

Last Week's Haul


  1. You got some interesting reads last week. I resisted the urge to request Blonde Roots so I'll be anxious to see what you think.

  2. "book sharks taking a nap after a feeding frenzy" -- too funny! I see they didn't rest for long (kind of like going back for another plate full of food on Thanksgiving!)

  3. You are sure putting PaperBackSwap to good use. Mine's here

  4. Cathy, I love your Christmas Card!! What pretty trees. :)

    I wanted to get Blonde Roots but they sent me a "sorry" email - so I can't wait to hear how you like it!! It sounds really interesting.

    :) Wendi


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