Monday, July 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday: July's acquisitions

I was thinking that I talk a lot about the books that I pick up from the library when I do my Library Loot post each week, but I don't actually often talk about the books that I acquire in any other way. Therefore, I think that I might start doing Mailbox Monday every now and again, probably once a month and I will talk about the books I got over the preceding month. Here are the books that came into my house in July:



The other Saturday night I went to a trivia night, and I won these three books as part of the raffle. I doubt I will read the Dr Phil ones, but never say never. I am more than happy to at least look at the pictures in the Patrick Swayze novel, assuming there are pictures. I actually haven't checked yet.



Received from Helen Hollick. I already owned the first book in this trilogy so now it is completed.



Review books for October. I am very excited by the Lady of Hay, which I have heard so many good things about. I also really enjoyed the last Ciji Ware book I read so that should be good too.




I won this book from The Australian Literature Review


Received for a blog tour.

So there you have it. The books that I received over the last month. We'll see how many books I acquire over the next month!

Mailbox Monday (hosted by The Printed Page) is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

15 comments:

  1. I was wondering where you had gotten those Dr. Phil books from :)

    You received some great books. I like the look and title of "The Miracles of Prato". Looking forward to your review!

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  2. I've had "Lady of Hay" on my Paperbackswap wishlist forever -- I think I may need to switch it to paperback instead of hardcover! I read "Cottage by the Sea" by Ciji Ware -- it took me awhile to really get into it but I ended up really liking it -- so I'd like to read more by her.

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  3. Welcome back to Mailbox Mondays Marg!

    I also got the new Ciji Ware and am so excited! I added Lady of Hay to my wishlist since I grabbed other ones from Sourcebooks. I look forward to your review on it!

    SO jealous over the Helen Hollick books. Aren't her new covers fabulous?!

    Enjoy your new reads Marg!

    HERE is my Mailbox Monday.

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  4. Two Dr Phil Books as a raffle prize? I think I'd have donated them back for next year. The rest all look like perfectly acceptable items to be entering one's mailbox :)

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  5. I've got the first book in Hollick's pirate series but I haven't read it yet. I've got a Ciji Ware book I've yet to read, too! Will I ever catch up? LOL!

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  6. The Hollick books look great, and I hope you enjoy them. I also hope you like The Miracles of Prato. I thought it was a really interesting read. Enjoy all your new books!

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  7. Ack! You got Hollick's pirate books....I'm jealous!!!

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  8. Yeah I probably wouldn't read Dr. Phil either. :) Have fun with the rest though! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  9. The Ciji Ware looks good and of course Patrick Swayze ( be still my heart) looks like a wonderful read. What a tragedy to lose him so young. Enjoy your books and have a great week.

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  10. Interesting ones. Enjoy your books!

    Here is my post!

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  11. Lots of good books-- happy reading!

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  12. I'm laughing about the Dr. Phil books - you're right to never say never! A Dog's Purpose looks good to me.

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  13. Dr. Phil and Patrick Swayze? Thats quite the combo! I love the covers of the Hollick books. Happy reading!

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  14. Nice LOOT! Have to get started on Ciji Ware since I keep hearing amazing things about her. Let me know how Wicked Company turns out.

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  15. Little tired of Dr. Phil. Prefer that dog.

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