Mailbox Monday

05 Jun

My mailbox looks a little like this one!Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.

Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour,

Bluestocking @ The Bluestocking Guide is the June host!

As for my mailbox:

Books for review:

The Urban Fantasy Anthology Edited by Peter S. Beagle, Joe R. Lansdale

Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles—playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir. Whether they feature tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, these authors—including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint—mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralities, and complex settings. The result is starkly original fiction that has broad-based appeal and is immensely entertaining.

I’m really excited by this– it has my favorite UF authors (Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman) mixed with others I’ve been wanting to read, It looks like a great way to try them out without committing to a full book…

The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache

She was the thread that wove their tapestry together.

With a group of women as diverse as the ladies from Brightwood Trace, you might not think them to be close. There’s Julianne, a nurse with an unsettling psychic ability that allows her to literally feel what her patients feel, Andrea, a strong fortress sheltering a faltering core, Ginger, a mother torn between being a stay-at-home mom or following her career aspirations, and Iona, the oldest, whose feisty, no-nonsense attitude disarms even toughest of the tough. Not exactly the ingredients for the most cohesive cocktail . . . Until you add Paisely, the liveliest and friendliest of the clan, who breathed life into them all.

But when their glowing leader falls ill with cancer, it’s up to these women to do what Paisely has done for them since the beginning: lift her up. Overcoming and accepting the inevitability of loss, the women draw closer than ever; finding together the strength to embrace and cherish their lives with acceptance, gratitude and most importantly, love. Finally living with the vigor that Paisely has shown them from the start, they are able to see their lives in a new light, while learning to say goodbye to the brightest star they’ve ever known. Over the course of just three months, these four women will undergo a magnificent transformation that leaves nobody unchanged.

I’m reading this for TLC Book Tour. I have my own photo rather than the usual official cover shot because I wanted to show the pretty ribbon.

Your turn

What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to The Bluestocking Guide to check out others!


Posted by on June 5, 2011 in books, meme


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7 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. BermudaOnion

    June 6, 2011 at 4:17 am

    The Art of Saying Goodbye sounds good, but so sad. I hope you enjoy your new books.

  2. Mary (Bookfan)

    June 6, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I’m looking forward to your review!

  3. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    June 6, 2011 at 8:23 am

    The Art of Saying Goodbye sounds sad. It must be a special book to be packaged so pretty. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

  4. Wendi B - Wendi's Book Corner - Rainy Day Reads in Seattle

    June 6, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Yes, The Art of Saying Goodbye does sound really good.

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  5. mary Ann Langan

    June 6, 2011 at 9:58 am

  6. Kay

    June 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I always like women’s friendship books. THE ART OF SAYING GOODBYE sounds like it’s right down my alley. Enjoy!

  7. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    June 8, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Looking forward to your thoughts on The Art of Saying Goodbye. Happy reading!


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