Monday, August 24, 2009

Mailbox Monday-- Another Helping of Biscuits, Please

Several of you liked my lead-in line last week, but I don't want to overuse it. I decided to merely refer to it in my header.

Last week, I sent 8 books to new foster homes courtesy of Paperback Swap and received 2. Someone read my last Mailbox post and emailed me to ask about Paperback Swap. If any of you are curious about it, by all means contact me. I'll be more than happy to tell you all about it!

Here's the scoop on the two books I received in my mailbox last week:

--Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett (PBS), the second in the Booktown mystery series. "Tricia Miles, owner of the Haven’t Got a Clue bookstore, must solve her own mystery when a bestselling author is found dead in the washroom."

--A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory (from the publicist). In a previous Book Picks post I mentioned that I read about this book and it sounded like something I would very much like to read. The next thing I knew, Vida Engstrand of Overlook Press emailed me to ask if I'd like to have a copy to read and review. I think you all know what I said! "1939. In the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, twelve-year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl, the first in a series of killings that will plague the community over the next decade. Joseph and his friends are determined to protect the town from the evil in their midst and they form "The Guardians" to watch over the community. But the murderer evades them and they watch helplessly as one child after another is taken. Even when the killings cease, a shadow of fear follows Joseph for the rest of his life. The past won't stay buried and, fifty years later, Joseph must confront the nightmare that has overshadowed his entire life..."

If you'd like to see what others discovered in their mailboxes last week, just click on the redhead in the flirty skirt at the top of this post. As always, a big Thank You to Marcia of The Printed Page for hosting this meme.

See you next Monday!


  1. Nice mailbox there :D
    Have fun reading.

    the Burnett one sounds fun

  2. I love your picture of the alligator/dino (or whatever) at the mailbox.

    I agree the Barrett book sounds interesting.

    Here is my Monday post

    Have a great week!

  3. Love that new mailbox graphic! Cute.

    Happy reading.

  4. Yeah, I like the look of Lorna's book too. sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy your week and your new books.

  5. I love the title of the second book BookMarked for Death. Sounds really good.

    I wish that it didn't cost a fortune to mail books or else I would take part in PBS.

  6. I'm very impressed that your book stacks actually decreased last week! Both of your new books look good!

  7. My mailbox didn't love me last week, but I did manage3 to smuggle a couple in myself. :)

  8. A Quiet Belief in Angels - love the title. Hope it's a good book!

  9. I can't wait to hear what you think of A Quiet Belief in Angels. Sounds interesting!

  10. I want to check out the Barrett series, that sounds like fun! I'll be interested to hear what you think of both of them.

  11. I'm jealous - you got A Quiet Belief in Angels! I had that in one of my Friday Finds posts a few weeks ago!

  12. Blodeuedd-- The first one in the series was fun. I didn't expect to get the second so quickly!

    Metro-- Thanks. I liked that one, too, but for some reason I feel like changing my mailboxes periodically!

    Serena-- Thanks!


    Cindy-- It would be nice if our two countries could come to some sort of literary agreement, eh? :)

    Kathy-- I found a new recipient of some of my books, too, so that's going to be a plus!

    Hagelrat-- Smuggling is good! LOL

    Mary--It sounds as though it should be. I have high hopes for it!

    Kelly-- It's on the top of the pile. As soon as I'm finished with my current book, I'll begin that one. :)

    Laura-- The first Barrett set the series up rather well, I thought.

    Kristi-- I hope you get a copy soon!

  13. Cathy- I like your new Mailbox Monday graphic! I also like changing up the mailbox- I do it every week actually! lol

  14. Rebecca--The same old mailbox can get a bit boring, can't it? LOL


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