Sunday, December 27, 2009

In My Mailbox - December 27

As it's the Christmas season, I've got quite a report for In My Mailbox this week.  This weekly meme is sponsored by The Story Siren and The Printed Page ("In My Mailbox"/"Mailbox Monday").  Thanks to any fellow participants who stop by The Calico Critic!  I'll do my best to get around to as many of your sites as I can this week.  The cover art of each book will be forgone this week, due to the high number of titles.

Here are the books that have arrived since December 20th, not counting Christmas gifts:

Monday the 21st - Really Woolly Bedtime Prayers by Bonnie Rickner Jensen- Amazon Vine Reviewers program
Tuesday the 22nd - The Gospel According to Lost by Chris Seay - Sent over by Thomas Nelson, publisher
Wednesday the 23rd - Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini -  Waldenbooks going-out-of-business sale  :(
Thursday the 24th - Twilight - Goodreads Swap (Thanks, Linda!)
Friday the 25th - Jumper: Griffin's Story - Bought for myself to get the free shipping on an Amazon order

Other books given to me as Christmas gifts on Friday and earlier in the season:

Red Dragon by James A. Owen (Thanks, Mom!)
Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson  (Thanks, Mother-in Law!)
The True Darcy Spirit and The Darcy Connection by Elizabeth Aston (Thanks, Secret Santa!)
A Match for Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward (Thanks, Blogger Secret Santa!)
Angel Time by Anne Rice (Thanks Blogger Secret Santa!)
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice (Thanks, Blogger Secret Santa!)

It's been quite a week, and quite a season.  I really need to win the What Bri Reads contest for a new bookshelf!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy new year this next Friday!


  1. I really liked A Match for Mary Bennet, and I hope you do, too. Enjoy all your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. Anna:

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to see that you had a good Christmas, and I hope everyone feels better soon...


  3. I recently learned about Rice changing her life and writing books with a holier theme than vampires. Not sure if that's quite right, but you know what I mean.
    I look forward to your reviews of those two when you get to them. Enjopy all of those lovely books and happy holidays :)

  4. Jenny:

    Yes, when the first Christ the Lord book came out, I was very intrigued with her personal story. She did a really good 2-part interview a while back on the Focus on the Family radio show. While our theologies might not exactly match up, she has clearly had a life-change and wants to serve God now.

    I stopped by your blog-- glad you liked Searching for Pemberley. I just won a copy in a contest and it's on the way.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  5. Great books! I've always been a huge fan of Anne Rice. Puts Twilight to shame!

    Here's what I got this week!

    Have a great and safe New Year!

  6. I loved a Match for Mary Bennet. I hope you enjoy your books.

    Feel free to stop by my mailbox too!

  7. I'm interested to hear about Rice's new book. I've enjoyed her Christ the Lord books.

  8. Great books you got. Are these The True Darcy Spirit and The Darcy Connection about Mr.Darcy?? LOL

    Have fun reading the books.

  9. Aw. A fellow Austen sequel fan. ;-) Enjoy all your new books.

  10. The Darcy books sound like a great book club read. Enjoy your new goodies!

  11. I'm wondering how the Anne Rice book is. Hope you enjoy them all!

  12. Laura, Katrina, Elizabeth, Nina and Kristen: Thanks so much for stopping by! It's good to know I've got some good books in my future. And Kristen, you blow me away with your rate of reading. I can only aspire to be at your level one day!


  13. DCM:

    Thanks! I stopped by your blog as well-- we have a book in common!


  14. It must be nice to have a mother-in-law that gives you books! I'm pretty sure mine thinks that reading is a waste of time, and that I'm crazy for preferring new books to new shoes. Oh well, her loss, right?

    Happy Monday!

  15. Susan:

    Reading books a waste of time?!?!! Say it ain't so! And new shoes? No way-- if I had $100 I'd spend it on books long before I'd consider spending it on shoes!

    Yeah, my mother-in-law loves to shop for me. There are all sorts of books that show up in my house from her! And she likes to raid my Amazon Wish List (brazenly posted in my left sidebar) at Christmastime!

    I hope you enjoy your new books-- I stopped by your blog and now am your 12th follower!


  16. Yay! Susan is my 60th follower! Thanks, Susan!

  17. Laura F, Bluestocking and Mary: I just noticed your posts-- thanks for stopping by. I'm going to go check out your blogs too and add my name to your Follower lists if I can!


  18. Some of you have A Classic Christmas either in your IMM post or as a book review. Looks great-- I'm going to go add it to my Amazon wish list right now, hopefully to receive before next year's Christmas season!

  19. As I said on Twitter, I am totally jealous of The Gospel According to Lost. But also the Darcy books. I love me some Darcy.

  20. Rebecca:

    Unless I just can't bear to part with The Gospel According to Lost, I'll do it as a giveaway with my review. I hope to get it up before the next season premiere!

    And oh yes, none of us Janeites tire of Mr. Darcy!



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