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Mailbox Monday

22 Aug

My Mailbox looks a little like this one.Mailbox Monday is a weekly post where I talk about the books that have arrived in my house over the last week.

Marcia at The Printed Page is no longer hosting this meme at her blog, she’s now hosting the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour.  This month’s  home is Chick Loves LitCome over and check out what other bookish people had appear in their to-be-read piles, and share your new acquisitions.

See the mailbox in the picture here?  It has letters, magazines, but no books.  Just like mine.

I can’t actually complain, since it had more books than it could hold last week, and I have more books than I can read here at my house.

That didn’t keep me from being sad about it, in part because I wouldn’t have anything to list here.

Then I went to pick something to read on my Nook.  I realized I had some books e-mailed to me (for review) that I hadn’t loaded yet, and hadn’t listed here.  We’ll count the loading on my Nook as time as arrival, since I didn’t list them here when I received the e-mail:

So, from Harlequin I have

Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl
(I’ve read and enjoyed this one, my review should post this week)

Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man—until her fiancé’s plane crashed. And then she got the really bad news: he’d tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America’s most famous bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does not deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe’s heartache….

A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone “normal.” Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she gets him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe’s notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland?

Sureblood by Susan Grant

Five years ago rival space pirate captains Val Blue and Dake Sureblood stole one incredible night together. But their brief, passionate history ended with the assassination of Val’s father and the condemnation of Dake’s clan. Now Val struggles to prove her mettle—to herself and to the dissenters amid her own people. Every successful raid is a boot heel ground into the burning memory of Dake Sureblood—and their secret son is a constant reminder of their shared past….

Ambushed and captured before he can clear his name, Dake Sureblood returns from a hell like no other to expose the true killer of Val’s father. But as the identity of their enemy becomes chillingly clear, the former lovers must put aside their mistrust and join forces to protect their clans and their precious son.

The House on Olive Street by Robyn Call

The loss of their close friend draws four women together. And a summer spent sorting through personal effects offers the perfect challenge—and the perfect escape.

Sable—her bestselling novels have made her a star, but the woman who has everything, in fact, has nothing but a past she is desperate to hide

Elly—the intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone

Barbara Ann—the talent behind twenty-six romance novels wakes up one day to discover she’s lost control of her career, her sanity and her family

Beth—her popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband

In the house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something marvelous: themselves. And along the way they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own lives begin to change.

What books showed up at your house this week?

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18 Comments

Posted by on August 22, 2010 in books, meme

 

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18 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. Lisa

    August 23, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Ohh Nice catch today

    here’s mine

     
  2. bermudaonion

    August 23, 2010 at 4:12 am

    I know exactly how you feel! I know I need a bookless week, but I can’t quite bring myself to wish for one. I bet the Robyn Carr book is a good one.

     
  3. Kim V

    August 23, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Looks like your Nook is booked!

    BTW what made you choose a Nook over a Kindle? I’m considering buying an e-reader — thanks!

     
    • Laura

      August 23, 2010 at 9:21 am

      When picking a reader, I really wanted one that accepts a variety of formats. Amazon really wants you to get your books from them. With my Nook, I can easily buy books from B&N, but I can also download books from my library, or get Epub books via e-mail (like those I mention in this post).

      Some of the other new readers might meet my needs just as well, but I didn’t look into them as closely.

      Whatever you choose, have fun with it!

       
  4. nat @book, line, and sinker

    August 23, 2010 at 5:09 am

    my mailbox was empty of books this week, but i managed to score a few new-to-me reads at the thrift shop! not like i don’t have enough to see me through the next century or so…

     
  5. mari (bookworm with a view)

    August 23, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I bought a Nook last month, have used it just once! I’m sure I will use it once the warm weather is gone and I get to read more. Oh, and when I’m traveling!

    I would have loved a Nook when my son was young and I was busy with carpooling.

    Have a great week!

     
  6. Staci

    August 23, 2010 at 6:16 am

    The last book has a cover that I just love!! Enjoy!

     
  7. Alayne

    August 23, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Some good relaxing books there! Hope you enjoy them. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

     
  8. Mary

    August 23, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Glad to hear you liked the V. Dahl book. I have a couple of hers on my Kindle that I haven’t read yet. Also looking forward to your review of the R. Carr book. I’m a fan!

     
  9. RAnn

    August 23, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I just read all the Virgin River books. I need to get Olive Street and Weekend in Sonoma.

     
  10. pussreboots

    August 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Enjoy your books. Here’s what I received.

     
  11. morninglight mama

    August 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I’m happy you had your Nook books to make up for that neglectful mailbox! 🙂 Happy reading this week-
    -Dawn, 5minutesforbooks.com

     
  12. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    August 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Catch up weeks are good. The Carr book looks like one I would enjoy! Have a good reading week!

     
  13. Mrs. Q: Book Addict

    August 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Enjoy your new books! Thanks for visiting.

     
  14. toothy

    August 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    great books! i hope you enjoy all of them. i’ve heard of a couple of the books but i haven’t read any of them yet.

     
  15. gautami tripathy

    August 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    It is catching up time!

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

     
  16. Elizabeth

    August 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    The House on Olive Street sounds good.

    Hopping by…

    Hop on over to my blog if you like…My Monday Mailbox, Teaser Tuesday, and a review of I’d Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

     
  17. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    August 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Haven’t heard of these, but I hope you enjoy them!

     

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