Monday, November 29, 2010

Mailbox Monday: November acquisitions

After the huge number of books that came into my house in October, this month has been a more reasonable number of books! Thank goodness for that, because there is no way that I would be able to keep up with that number every month!

I have managed to already read a couple of these, and have also read a couple from last month, so while I am not exactly reducing my currently TBR pile, it could still be much higher!

Here are the books that I did receive during the month of November.

War on the Margins by Libby Cone (review copy) - I have been wanting to read this one for ages, so I am pleased to finally have it!

Christmas with her Boss by Marion Lennox (bought) - I seem to have been in a real romance mood lately which is great. This is the first Harlequin novel I have bought in years, but I felt the need after having read a review at Dear Author. I have read this, and it was a good weekend away read!

Song of the Silvercades by K S Nikakis (won) - I won this book in the Melbourne Cup sweepstakes held over at BookThingo earlier this month. K S Nikakis is a local to me author, and I have had the first book in the series for ages. This is the second book.

Hot Under Pressure, Midnight Resolutions, Just Fooling Around and Long Summer Nights by Kathleen O'Reilly (bought)- Not long after buying my first Harlequin in years, I then bought my next four! This was actually a bundle that I bought after I read a review of Long Summer Nights at Bookthingo.

Leviathan and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (bought)- I went out for dinner a couple of weeks ago with Amanda from Desert Book Chick. Shouldn't be too much of a surprise to find out that we spent a little time in the bookstore, and I couldn't go past a two for the price of one deal!

Mailbox Monday was originally hosted at The Printed Page, but now it is going on tour so for November it is being hosted at Knitting and Sundries. Head over there to share your links, or to see what everyone else has posted about this week.


  1. I like the cover of The War of the Margins (I'm such a sucker for nice covers).
    Congrats on winning the sweepstakes! I honestly don't want to even think about my purchases this month (Kobo sale = many ebooks, which are so easy to hide) but I did win two textbooks!

  2. I'm really curious about War on the Margins. Going to look it up now :-)

  3. War on the Margins also peaked my interest!

  4. War on the Margins looks good to me. My husband loved Leviathan.

  5. War on the Margins was an excellent read!! Enjoy all your new books and have a wonderful week.

  6. The Scott Westerfeld's look really good, and I have been hearing good things about those books. I hope you enjoy them, and all of the others too!

  7. I keep hearing about Scott Westerfield but have yet to read any of his books. Those covers are very fun! Some day...

  8. Wonderful books you got in the mail!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts post!

  9. Great Mailbox, Marg! I love the cover for Song of the Silvercades. Here's my Mailbox. Happy reading!

  10. Oh a lot of these sound really good! I need to read Leviathan! I didn't know that there was a second book but it doesn;t surprise me. Got to get to that!

  11. I received for review Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore from The Book Tree.

    Although the widowed Lady Rebecca has sworn off marriage, men are another matter. London's cold winter nights have her dreaming of warmer pursuits-like finding a lover to satisfy her hungry heart. Someone handsome, discreet, and most importantly as uninterested in marriage as she is. Someone like Jack Fulton.

    A known adventurer and playboy, Jack seems like the perfect choice. There's just one problem: Jack isn't interested in an affair. He needs the beautiful, mysterious Lady Rebecca to be his wife. And he doesn't have much time to persuade her. A secret from Jack's past is about to surface, and by Christmas Day he'll be either married to Rebecca or dead.


    I received for review A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins from Berkley Trade.

    A twisting debut novel of murder and dark family secrets from a riveting new voice in crime fiction.

    A murdered woman. A grieving husband. And their son-a mentally handicapped adult with a history of violent outbursts. A very simple case. Or is it?

    Leo Hewitt, an Assistant DA once blamed for setting free a notorious child-killer, is eager to redeem himself with this intimate and grisly crime. As he digs below the surface he discovers more than he ever anticipated-including an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who'd do anything to escape his disastrous marriage, and an accused young man with no apparent means of defense. But with each shocking new revelation, Leo is only led deeper and deeper into the darkness-an inescapable trap of blood bonds and twisted family secrets.

  12. The cover and title of War On The Margins made me so curious I had to go away and check the book out before commenting. The subject sounds gripping and as I love the Channel Islands I am going to order the book today. (Did you ever watch the TV series Bergerac, set on Jersey? It inspired me to take a trip there when I was staying in Brittany, years ago.)

    Thank you for bringing War On The Margins to my attention, Marg!

  13. That Westerfeld two for one deal sounds good only that I already have the first one. I wish that they had kept the cover design similar for the 2nd book too.

  14. I'd like to see what you think of War on the Margins.

    My mailbox is also up. Please do visit.

  15. Leviathan! And you've got really nice looking romance novels too. Happy reading!

  16. What a nice bunch of books! Leviathan and Behemoth are going to find their way into my Christmas book box! Enjoy them all! (Oh, and like you, I LOVE books, but I'm overwhelmed with them right now, and I'm happy to see the flood dying down into a trickle, although there WERE a couple of review requests that I HAD to say yes to, and one unexpected one came in this week - more on that NEXT Monday)