Sunday, February 07, 2010

Mailbox Monday-- Nice and Quiet

Sometimes nice and quiet is just what the book doctor ordered, especially during weeks as momentous as this one was for me. When I get over being stunned, I might just tell you all about it.

To get back on track, Mailbox Monday is my favorite meme which is hosted by Marcia on her blog, The Printed Page. Thank you so much, Marcia! How do you get to The Printed Page to see what books others have received? Just click on that redhead over on the left... the one having trouble with her skirt. She'll take you right over to the heart of the action!

Last week I sent 6 books to new Paperback Swap (PBS) foster homes, and received 3 books. Let me tell you about the ones I received:

  1. Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Children by Andrew Clements (Shelf Awareness). "Benjamin Pratt's harbor-side school is going to be bulldozed to make room for an amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true... or is it more like a nightmare? Something about the plan seems fishy, and Lyman, the new assistant janitor, seems even fishier. When Ben and his friend Jill start digging for answers, they find things that the people with money and power don't want them to see. Could the history hidden deep within an old school building actually overthrow a multi-million dollar real estate deal?"
  2. March Violets by Philip Kerr (PBS). "Bernhard Gunther is a hard-boiled detective in 1930s Berlin who has been hired by a wealthy industrialist to find the murderer of his daughter and son-in-law, killed during the theft of a priceless diamond necklace."

  3. The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri (PBS). "Bestseller Camilleri's sublime and darkly humorous 11th whodunit featuring Chief Insp. Salvo Montalbano finds the 56-year-old Sicilian policeman in the midst of a serious crisis with his significant other, Livia. Montalbano is uncertain what he can and should do to repair the rift that has developed between them. Meanwhile, the inspector must tackle a difficult case—the gunshot murder of an attractive young woman whose nude body was left in a dump. As Montalbano and his team first attempt to identify the victim based on a butterfly tattoo on her left shoulder, they learn of a possible link to an influential Catholic charity. Soon they start to feel political pressure to steer the inquiry in a different direction."
Now I'm off to see what everyone else found in their mailboxes. See you next Monday!


  1. Now that was mean, to tease us like that! I'm dying to know the momentous news! My imagination is going wild.

  2. Stunned is an understatement I would imagine. Take care my friend.

  3. My imagination is also going wild. I hope all is well, Cathy, and it's all good, though momentous, news.

  4. Okay, that was just plain cruel! I barely paid attention to your new books: what?????????

  5. Stunning news? Aw, come on, you're leaving us with a cliffhanger! :)

    Enjoy your new books.Happy reading! My MM is here

  6. Haha way to leave us hanging. Nice mailbox. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. You're such a tease! Do tell what the news is :) You still received a nice batch of books this week - and like you said, quiet is good sometimes.

    If you'd like to see mine, my mailbox is at:

  8. Spill the momentous news! We need a spoiler here! Enjoy your books!

  9. Despite a slow week, looks like you got some good books.

  10. Mike-- You're right (as usual). Everything's going to be just fine, especially if you can pay us a visit this spring!

    Serena-- March Violets comes highly recommended, and Camilleri is one of my favorite authors.

    To everyone else who focused on my being stunned instead of the books-- I'll be saying something about it soon. :)

  11. Still working on it, although it may be April instead of March if I can swing it. My own gift to myself may be a trip to see good friends, and relaxing by the pool. :-) Of course, that means no M's, but thats ok. That's only a side benefit to the trip down anyway.


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