What’s in your mailbox?

mailboxes mailbox

So what have people been up to? What great purchases, gifts, or finds have you made in the book department? I know it has been a while since I shared my mailbox ~ I have purchased quite a few since the last post.  However, today I purchased the following two books:

lost lake sugar queen

I hope they are both as good as Allen’s other books.  I am debating buying the new Odd Thomas book by Dean Koontz…I am believe it is called “Odd Hours” but I’m not sure.  I’ve always liked the Odd Thomas books but it has been so long since I read them that I would probably have to start the series over again to get back in sync with the new book.


It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

polar bear monday

So here we are back to Monday and almost to the end of July.  Man, this year is flying by.  We are finally getting some cooler weather here in Iowa – that humidity was a killer – it made me not want to do anything, including reading.

Today I am starting the following book and expect to have it done by Tuesday or Wednesday.  Then I will start on the second book.  I have downloaded over 350 books to my Nook – some are ones I have read already but quite a few are new ones.

So the line up:

Totem and then:

girl who chased the moon

Happy reading everyone!

Thriller Thursday

thursday wolf


I wouldn’t call this a thriller but I can say it has been a fun read thus far:

walk in the woods


For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, Bryson risks snake bite and hantavirus to trudge up unforgiving mountains, plod through swollen rivers, and yearn for cream sodas and hot showers. This amusingly ill-conceived adventure brings Bryson to the height of his comic powers, but his acute eye also observes an astonishing landscape of silent forests, sparkling lakes, and other national treasures that are often ignored or endangered. Fresh, illuminating, and uproariously funny, A Walk in the Woods showcases Bill Bryson at his very best.

The book makes me laugh out loud in many spots and is keeping me pretty thoroughly entertained at the moment.  I expect to have a review posted by Monday.

It’s Monday, what are you reading?

Wow, I started a book last night that is going to be interesting – not sure if it will be a “good” interesting or not but time will tell.  The book is:

 Goodreads describes it:

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family . . .

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

It’s Sunday, what’s in your mailbox?

Ah, it is Sunday again and here we are, confessing to what delicious desires we caved in to this past week.  I have been good – so very good lately.  Really, I’ve strived to cut back on how many books I buy each month – especially now that it is getting close to the holidays – so I have little to report.

I have added:


and I was given:


Did I make out or what??? I feel like Christmas came early!  🙂

It’s Sunday, what’s in your mailbox?

I really like these mailboxes because they are so colorful.  Such a difference to the ugly metal ones people in town have these days.

So I was good again this week because I don’t have much choice in the matter – I have too many birthdays this month to be anything but good.  The couple books I picked up were:

It’s Sunday, what is in your mailbox?

I know, you are wondering how I could possibly buy more books when I already have so many to read.  I am a book addict – someday they will make a BA – books anonymous.  Until then, I’m going to keep buying and hope that someday, when I’m published, that I run into a LOT of people like me who buy, buy, buy.

So without further adieu:


I won in an online contest:

And I was given: