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Monday, April 16, 2012

Mailbox Monday #105

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This was a small mailbox for me this week – only half of it actually came through a delivery service. 

From the publisher, Random House, I received an ARC of Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey.  This is book number 2 in the Marie Antoinette trilogy.  My copy has a boring ARC cover, but I love the actual cover, check it out:

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The second book I picked up was a treat for myself.  I was browsing around Barnes and Nobel with no intention of buying anything, just killing time before a movie, and what do I run into…

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The First Ladies Fact Book by Bill Harris.  Now this is quite the chunkster, but I picked this one up especially because it includes all of the First Ladies – even those who died before their husbands took office and those who served in the role of First Lady but were not the spouse of the President.  It also includes a lot of information, tidbits, visiting information, etc.  A great reference and I am excited to be able to share some of the info with you in later postings.

That’s all for me, how did you fare this week?

Mailbox Monday is on a monthly blog tour and for the month of April it is being hosted by Cindy’s Love of Books.

 

Copyright © 2012 by The Maiden’s Court

14 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you think of the Juliet Grey book. I really loved the first one :)

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    1. I very much enjoyed the first one and look forward to reading this one.

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  2. I always get into trouble when I browse in a bookstore! Looks like you found a good one!

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    1. I usually relatively good and only get 1 book.

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  3. I still need to read the first Juliet Grey book. I would love the First Lady book, I think. I love books that have lots of fun facts.

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    1. I really liked that it has a profile on the women who would have been first lady if they hadn't passed away early. Those ones always interest me.

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  4. The First Ladies book looks like something I would like to have on hand. I was in Washington DC in March and loved the exhibit of First Lady inaugural gowns at one of the Smithsonian museums.

    Enjoy your new books.

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    1. One of my co-workers went there a couple of weeks ago and brought back pictures of the exhibit for me! I went several years ago and saw the exhibit before it was updated.

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  5. I have a hard time leaving a bookstore without a new book. I hope you enjoy your new reads!

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  6. LOVE the cover of Days of Splendor! Hope it's a good read.

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    1. I think it is much more beautiful than the one from the first book in the series. I felt like the woman had been distorted.

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  7. Hi Heather those are new to me books but sound really good. I hope you enjoy them

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