Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mailbox Monday / In My Mailbox

I've combined two mailbox memes, Mailbox Monday and In my Mailbox.

Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia of The Printed Page. It is now a Blog Tour, and this month, Mari Reads is hosting! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. In this meme we share the books we've received, bought or taken out from the library.

Here are mine:

I received this ARC from Hyperion Voice:
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
A gripping tale of passion and courage set in World War II-occupied Guernsey,
The Soldier's Wife tells the story of housewife and mother Vivienne de la Mare,
as she is torn between loyalty and love.
A Voice Trade Paperback Original.

The cover is beautiful, the story line sounds appealing. I can't wait to get to it!

From I purchased:
Mary Called Magdalen by Margaret George
Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George

I recently finished The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory and thought I'd like to read more about Mary Queen of Scots This book is huge at 866 pages. While searching for this one I ran across Mary Called Magdalene and had to have it too. It is also a chunkster at more than 600 pages.

From the BOMC I purchased:
I'll Mature When I'm Dead by Dave Barry
I LOVE these collections by Dave Barry. They always make me laugh. A lot.

From the Library:
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Already read and reviewed. It's a must read for any of King's Constant Readers. I quite enjoyed it.
Three Seconds by Roslune & Hellstrom
This international best-seller was the winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel award. It's what I'm reading next.
Retirementology by Gregory Salsbury,, Ph.D.
This is the first of many, or at least several, retirement books I feel I'll be reading in the near future.


danya said...

Wow, that Mary Queen of Scotland one certainly sounds like a heavy-duty read. 866 pages...good luck!!

Anonymous said...

I've always been interested in Mary, Queen of Scots too. Hope you enjoy your books!

Serena said...

Looks like you got some good books. I have a friend who would love The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy.

Mary said...

Great mailbox. I've read a couple of E. George's books so I hope you enjoy the ones you bought!

Mari said...

Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I received Soldier's Wife also. It does look like a good read. I hope we both enjoy it.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great mailbox, enjoy! your week of reading.

Stop and see mine.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Mary, Queen of Scotland is supposed to be a really interesting book, it's on my wishlist! Happy reading!

Holly said...

I loved Mary Queen of Scots and the Isles! That is the book that took me from casual reader to historical fiction devotee and devourer of books :)

Anna said...

I have The Soldier's Wife, too. Can't wait to read it. Enjoy your new books!

Staci said...

I think you got some reads in your mailbox!

Rebecca said...

I've been meaning to read something by Phillipa Gregory for a long time! Love your list :)

Check out my blog next week for my first giveaway :)