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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mailbox Monday #179


Mailbox Monday, Mailbox Monday!! Too many books this week?! Is that even possible?

a history of america in 36 postage stampsa light in the wildernessa love surrenduredadragonflyinambera-good-marriageanamericanduchessastormofwitchcraftrebelyellthe awakeningthe culinary lives of john and abigail adamsthekingmustdieTheTudorVendettathewarsoftherosesvictorywithnonamea day of fire


Yes, it is A LOT of books this week.  Some were really reasonably priced on Amazon, some are review copies coming in from Netgalley, some are on audiobook.

To start with the purchases from Amazon for my Kindle:

  • A Love Surrendered by Julie Lessman - Book 3 in the Winds of Change series (free from Kindle).  I haven't read any of these yet, but I have been collecting the books in the multiple series so far.  Winds of Change is the 2nd of 3 series by Lessman.
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin (free from Kindle) - I read this classic in high school and thoroughly enjoyed the reading experience.  I figured, since it was free, I would add it to my bookshelf for future reference.
  • The King Must Die by Mary Renault (purchased from Kindle) - A retelling of the story of Theseus!  I love my Greek history.  Apparently there is also a second book, The Bull From the Sea.
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (purchased from Audible) - umm, as soon as my credits came into my account, I knew which book I was getting!!

And now for my collection from Netgalley - I was bad and went of a request rampage:

  • The History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps by Chris West - an interesting premise, I love these non-fiction books that look at history from a very unique angle, and when I was younger I was an avid stamp collector.  My curiosity as to whether I have any of these stamps is another reason why I wanted this one.
  • A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick - I saw the words "Oregon Trail" and "American West" and was on to this one immediately. 
  • An American Duchess by Sharon Page - The cover caught me on this one, and the title.  And I thought a romance might be a nice change of pace for once.
  • A Storm of Witchcraft by Emerson W. Baker - I am fascinated by the Salem Witch Trials because it is local history and it is fascinating in how cruel people can be to one another due fear and manipulation.
  • The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams: A Cookbook by Rosana Y. Wan - I LOVE cookbooks and also books about the presidents - so this, being a combination of the two, excited me!
  • The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones - alright, I'm a sucker for Pantagenets and quite frankly, I'm still trying to nail down what happened during the Wars of the Roses.
  • The Victory with No Name by Colin G. Calloway - another aspect of American history that fascinates me is the history of the Native Americans and the westward movement. 

And then there are those to review that were from the traditional process through tours/publishers and the like:

  • A Good Marriage by Stephen King - OK, so this one is totally not my style, and actually not what I requested.  Simon and Schuster sent me this audiobook accidentally.  My husband likes King, so at least someone will take a listen to it.
  • Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne (received on audiobook from Simon and Schuster) - I haven't read much about the Confederacy during the Civil War, but there are some quite fascinating personages, Stonewall Jackson being one of those. 
  • The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner (received from publisher via Netgalley for HFVBT tour) - love Gortner and his Spymaster series, can't wait for the 3rd book!  Can't wait for more of the hunky Brandon!
  • A Day of Fire by Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn, and Vicky Alvear Shecter - this is a collection of short stories that when read together tell a greater story of the end of Pompeii.  The best thing is that each story is written by a favorite HF author!

Whew! That is the end of my list! How about you?


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1 comment:

  1. Nice haul! I got Dragonfly in Amber too, but the book, listened to the audio years ago (it was really good).


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