Monday, August 30, 2010

Mailbox Monday: August acquisitions

The last Monday of the month means that it is time to share the books that have come into my house during the month. This is only my second time of participating, but then I realised that I always share the books that I have picked up from the library but I wasn't sharing the other books, so now I am attempting to change that.

Mailbox Monday was originally hosted at The Printed Page, but now it is going on tour so this month it is being hosted at Chick Loves Lit, so head over there to share your links, or to see what everyone else has posted about this week.

The Fairest Portion of the Globe by Frances Hunter - I worked with the author's on a feature post and giveaway at Historical Tapestry and was also lucky enough to receive a copy of the book as well.

Resilience by Anne Deveson - I won a copy of this book from Allen & Unwin, an Australian publisher.

The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian - I was offered a copy of this book for review as a result of participating in the Amy Einhorn Challenge, and I was more than happy to accept.

The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott - I have thoroughly enjoyed all of this author's book so I was very excited to receive a copy of it from the publisher. I was a little surprised at the format it was in - A4 sized pages. One of these days I will do a TSS post about the various formats that you get ARCs in.

The Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn - Another author I thoroughly enjoy reading and there was no hesitation in saying yes to this review request.

Burning Up - Anthology featuring Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra and Meljean Brook. I won this at Meljean's blog.

The Fatal Fashion, The Thorne Maze and The Fyre Mirror by Karen Harper - I happened to make a comment on a review that I couldn't get the later books in this series from my local library. Next thing I knew I had received these three books! Thank you!

I'll be back at the end of September to share the books that came into my house during the next month.


  1. Oooh, Marg, a new Deanna Raybourn! I'm very jealous--is it a Lady Grey novel?

    Waiting anxiously for my copy of Mockinjay which should arrive this week...

  2. Hi Beth, yes, it is a new Lady Grey novel. I am really looking forward to it!

    I succumbed today and bought both Hunger Games and Mockingjay. I originally had read Hunger Games from the library.

  3. I have heard very good things about The Gendarme, and also will be excited to hear what you think of the new Deanna Raybourn. Lots and lots of good stuff in there!!

  4. I am looking forward to the Raybourn series! I have wanted the Harper books for awhile now also, they are on my list!
    Enjoy your books!

    My mailbox is here.

  5. Love the look of Dajeeling, I've seen it mentioned somewhere before (though could've been here) and the title and cover are great!

  6. The Raybourn one is on my wishlist, along with the other books in the series. Hope you like it! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. Nice mailbox. I love Mailbox Monday because I find so many new books. You've got a couple here that I need to add to my list.

  8. I've got The Gendarme and Fairest Portion sitting on my TBR shelf. Those Karen Harper books look good! Here's my Mailbox. Happy reading!

  9. You got some great books! I love the cover of Resilience :) Enjoy!

  10. Ask and ye shall receive!! Love that those books came for you. How cool is that? Enjoy!

  11. Love the cover on Darjeeling! I may have to put that on my wish list. Enjoy all your books.

  12. Love your books.

    My TBR stack is getting larger after seeing all these great mailboxes.

    Stop by mine if you like:

  13. Don't you just love Deanna Raybourn???? I am so excited for this next book!

  14. Wow, these all sound good. I wouldn't know where to start. Happy reading!

  15. The Karen Harper books sound fabulous. I must add them to the list.

  16. oh, great books! I would love to read The Dark Road to Darkeeling.

  17. oh, great books! I would love to read The Dark Road to Darkeeling.

  18. Nice full mailbox Marg. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  19. I hope I get to read them Teddy! ;-)

    Mrs Q: Book Addict, that is one that I am very excited about reading.

    Amy, I quite liked the ones I read a few years ago in the series, although I did have to get past the idea of Elizabeth I as an amateur sleuth first.

    Anna, deadlines help me decide where to start. Otherwise I would be lost as well.

    Michele, I do!

    Elizabeth, blog hopping always seems to add books to my TBR pile.

    Beth and Charlie, the cover for Dark Road to Darjeeling is very eye catching isn't it.

    Staci, the thrill of receiving books hasn't died for me yet!

    Thanks for stopping by Bina and Mary.

    Lady Q, hope you get to read them soon!

    Holly, there are so many new books out there waiting to be discovered aren't there.

    Alayne, the Lady Julia Grey series is excellent. Hopefully you will like it when you get to read it too.

    Marie, I think you will like the Raybourn books.

    Zibilee, I have liked the other Amy Einhorn books I have read so I do have high hopes for The Gendarme.