Sunday, March 1, 2009

In My Mailbox

"In My Mailbox" was started by The Story Siren. See her blog for more details.

Since I like doing Library Loot also, In My Mailbox will only contain things I actually get in the mail or buy in the store.

I had an absolutely fabulous week!

Every Demon Has His Day (ARC) by Cara Lockwood
In her wildest dreams, Constance Plyd never thought she'd see dead people. Then again, she never thought she'd be hit on by her ex-husband at his own funeral...or be the prime suspect in his murder. Fortunately for Constance, irresistibly sexy sheriff Nathan Garrett wants to believe her explanation -- that a card-carrying demon in a black suit killed Jimmy in the garage -- or maybe he wants something more. Either way, all signs are leading to a showdown of hellish proportions, with Constance at the heart of the battle, when the Devil and would-be mother of the Antichrist (a pop princess wannabe) descends on Crockett County. Sure, she'd rather be cooking up a storm for the next state fair, but if she's going to be the Chosen One, at least Constance can give a few demons a Texas-style butt kicking....

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
My review

Things I Want My Daughter To Know by Elizabeth Noble

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
My review

Fairest of Them All by Jan Blazanin (ARC)
If life were a fairy tale, Oribella Bettencourt would have a "happily ever after" kind of future ahead of her. A Hollywood producer has come to Des Moines in search of a perfectly modern Princess Rapunzel, and Ori -- a model, dancer, and star of the beauty pageant circuit -- lands the part. And why shouldn't she? With her hardworking, self-sacrificing mother guiding her career, Ori is stunning, dedicated, poised...and then there's her hair. Breathtakingly lustrous blond hair that sets her apart from all the other girls at school. So what if she doesn't have any friends her age, or anyone to talk to other than her mother? She's on the verge of having everything she's ever dreamed of.

But in this fairy tale, the beautiful princess wakes up to her worst nightmare -- when almost overnight, Ori begins to lose her hair....



Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas

We Take This Man by Candice Dow and Daaimah S. Poole

Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me
The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned. Relationships end. And in most cases, even the most callow among us, even men, learn something from the experience. Now in this smart, funny, and insightful anthology, some of our most impressive comedic and creative (male) minds, including Stephen Colbert, Nick Hornby, Andy Richter, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Dan Savage, adn Adam Schlesinger, share with us what they've learned from that all-too-universal experience: being dumped. Whether it be major life lessons, like "The Heart is a Choking Hazard," simple truths like, "A Dog is No Reason to Stay Together," or profound realizations like, "Persistence is for Suckers,"THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM WOMEN WHO'VE DUMPED ME is about that salient something men take away from failed relationships. Not a touchy-feely, self-help book, this extraordinary collection is packed with stories often painful, sometimes poignant, but always entertaining, from men you probably thought never got dumped -- or if they did, would never admit it.

Sunday at Tiffany's by James Patterson

Another great week! what did you get?

20 comments:

Shalonda said...

Awesome week!

I am excited to read Fairest of Them All and North of Beautiful!

LisaMay said...

So cool! I got Going Too Far as well :)

susan said...

I got Cross by James Patterson this week. Have you read it. I think I left it off my list.

I'd like to get North of Beautiful.

You had a very good week.

Ladytink_534 said...

I won a copy of Every Demon Has His Day too. Looking forward to reading this one. It sounds so cute! You had a fabulous week :)

Adele said...

Fairest Of Them All sounds like a good read. Nice haul.

Hope. said...

You had a great week. :) I also got Going Too Far and Every Demon Has It's Day. I loved Going Too Far, but haven't read the other one yet.

hope.

Keri Mikulski said...

Great list. :)

The Story Siren said...

Great week!!!! I am sooo excited to read Fairest of Them All and North of Beautiful! I love the covers!

Thanks for participating in IMM!!

towerofbooks said...

I want to read North of Beautiful, and I've only heard good things about Going Too Far.

Happy reading!

Karen Mahoney said...

North of Beautiful looks wonderful... *sigh* What a great stash of books you have! :)

KB said...

I loved North of Beautiful. I would love to read Going to Far. The cover is intriguing. The girl doesn't look too happy, makes you wonder what happened. Can't wait to read what you have to say!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Every Demon Has His Day sounds good. I love the cover!

And I've wanted Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me for awhile now. Sounds hilarious! Hope you like it.

-Lauren

Bookworm said...

Fairest of them All sounds so good!

Lisa said...

Those are some great books!! I got The Associate by Grisham, Run For Your Life by Patterson/Ledwidge and The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy.

Your blog is Faboulous and that is why I've given you an award!! Stop by and pick it up!! Congrats!!

Cat said...

Every Demon Has His Day looks very funny. I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.

I have just discovered yet another blog to add to my feeds. Good heavens I'm not going to have time to do anything else soon!

Steph Su said...

Wow! You've got great books this week and I'm jealous! hehe.

Book Closeouts is simultaneously the best and worst discovery I have made in the past month. It's SO addicting and I could spend hours finding good deals. Alas. Must...resist...must...save...money...

Carol(ina) said...

Wow! You got some very good books! :)

Genevieve said...

Wow! Great week! I want to get North of Beautiful... it sounds very good!

Ravenous Reader said...

Wow!! you had a great week. North of Beautiful sounds amazing and I cannot wait until I get my copy.

Have a good week and happy reading :0

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

What fabulous books! I loved Sundays at Tiffanys- so cute!

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