Monday, January 30, 2012

Mailbox Monday & My Weekly Update!

 

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Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

January Host: Alyce @ At Home With Books

Here is a list of books that I have received this week:

For Review:

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Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

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Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs

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Julia’s Child by Sarah Pinneo

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Restoration by Olaf Olafsson

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Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin & Lisa Brown

Books that I purchased:

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Wild Decembers by Edna O’Brien

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Mr. Knightley’s Diary by Amanda Grange

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Scourge of the Seas by Angus Konstam

This is what’s on my TBR shelf for this week:

The Thirteen Tale by Diane Setterfield- I started reading this one over the weekend and only have a few chapters left.

Wild Decembers by Edna O’Brien-  This one caught my eye because it was compared to Wuthering Heights and I am eager to know if it truly shares the same qualities. I plan to start this one once I finish The Thirteen Tale.

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley- I started reading this book as soon as I pulled it from the envelope.

Legacy of Eden by Lindsay Sweeting- I am reading this one as part of a blog tour that will be held during the third week of February.

The Tory Widow & The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins- I absolutely loved her first novel, The Midwife of the Blue Ridge, so I am eager to start these books. 

 

Books that I have finished:

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Miss Hilary’s School for Scoundrels by Samantha Grace- I will post the review for this one on Royal Reviews during the month of February.  

To Die For; a novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd

Aristocrats; Power, Grace, and Decadence: Britain’s Great Ruling Classes from 1066 to the Present by Lawrence James- I finally finished this book.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

5 comments:

Vicki said...

Lots of good reading! Enjoy!
Here's Mine

Tribute Books Mama said...

A few of them have caught my eye, enjoy!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/mailbox-monday_30.html

Laura Fabiani said...

I have Marianna on my bookshelf and I can't wait to read it! Restoration sounds so good too and I love the setting of it. Enjoy your reading week!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Great mailbox list. Marianna is on my wish list.

Lissa said...

oh, The Thirteenth Tale is still one of my favourites. I have never read one by Laura Childs, can't wait to see what you think. =D