Saturday, June 07, 2008

Just like having a birthday!

Today I got the second half of my Amazon order, so I had a nice box full of books to open! Then I went to my letter box, and there was another package in their with a couple of books I had ordered in it, and then I went to the library and there were seven books waiting to be picked up from there as well. I have books everywhere all around me, and I am as happy as .... well...as a bookworm surrounded by books!

In the Amazon box there was:






Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham
- Susan, I really do intend to read both your first book and this book...I promise!








Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
- I have been reading this series for a while now, and whilst I have been a bit disappointed in the last couple I am hopeful that this one will be a return to form.







Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris
- Having read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books (except for the latest one but I am no. 1 in the queue at the library for that one) and the Harper Connelly books, it was time to give a new series a go.






Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
- I actually ordered this for a book club discussion that started on May 10. Whoops!







Lady of the Roses by Sandra Worth
- I haven't actually read the other Sandra Worth books that I own, but I do love the sound of her books!








Yorkshire by Lynne Connolly
- I have had these books on my TBR list for a while now.









The Romanovs: The Final Chapter by Robert Massie
- I have been reading a bit on the Romanovs over the last few years, particularly Robert Alexander's excellent books, so I figured it was time to attemps some non-fiction about them.








The other parcel had Lover Enshrined by JR Ward and Secrets of Surrender by Madeline Hunter in it.

From the library I picked up the following books. I am particularly excited by the first three on the list because I have been waiting an eternity for them to come onto the library catalogue!

  • Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland
  • Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
  • The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin
  • Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
  • Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman
  • Devil Takes a Bride by Gaelen Foley
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quin


***It's probably a bit cheeky of me to give this post the above title, because it is my birthday! In addition to having lots of books arrive all at once, I also bought myself a copy of PS I Love You (the movie), some new jeans and a new top, some new pyjamas, and got given a Borders gift card and a new stereo. Now I just have to figure out how to connect the stereo up!

11 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Marg! I hope you have a great day :)

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  2. Wow! What a great hall! I look forward to reading all of your review, so get busy reading. LOL!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MANY MORE MARG! I hope it was a wonderful day!

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  3. Happy Birthday Marg! Sound like it was a great day for you :)

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  4. Happy Birthday, Marg! Very nice to open a box to find new treasures to read.

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  5. Happy Birthday! I hope your day was fabulous!

    That Lullabies book sounds really good, by the way.

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  6. I'm very curious about the Hugh and Bess book so I'll be looking forward to your opinion!

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  7. Oh, I LOVE a big old box of books!

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