Sunday, April 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (8)

It's been over a month since I've participated in The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. I made a rule that I wasn't allowed to buy books unless I had a coupon. Well this week Barnes & Nobles finally sent me a 15% off coupon (I do get them more often from Borders, but it's a little harder for me to get there), so off to the bookstore I went. I'm not sure how good of a compromise this was for me since even thought the coupon was for one book only, I came out with 4. O well, hopefully this will keep me satisfied on the book buying front for a while. But here's what I've picked up, at the store and otherwise, since my last In My Mailbox.
In My Mailbox
The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
I've never read anything by her, but the main reason I picked it up is because it's about Catherine de Medici. I've read books where she's in the background (for example Courtesan by Diane Haeger about Diane de Poitiers) but nothing about her specifically, and I'm always excited to read about a new historical character.

Two Kisses for Maddy by Matthew Loglein
I'm a little obsessed with Matt's Blog, and was so excited to buy the book. I say it in the bookstore and snatched it up, not realizing it was the day it was released. If you're unfamiliar with their story, Matt's wife Liz gave birth to Maddy, and died the following from a pulmonary embolism. It is a heartbreaking story, but it's almost remarkable to read Matt's (and Maddy's!) journey afterwards.

Madonna of the Seven Hills by Jean Plaidy
You can tell just by the cover that this was released to capitalize on the new Borgais tv series. By any excuse needed to republish Jean Plaidy's books is good by me! I've never read anything on the Borgias, and since again I love reading about new-to-me historical figures I can't wait to dive into this.

Extras by Scott Westerfeld
A few weeks ago I finished the third book in the series, and can't wait to see how the author decided to coninue and end (for the second and final?) time. I'm just hoping the final adventures of Tally are the best of the series.

For Review
Ravenwild by Peter J. Plasse
I was recently sent this book to review. It's a fantasy book and everything I've heard about it so far sounds great. It definitely looks to be one that will hold my attention for a while, and I can't wait to dive in!

So tell me, what's in your mailbox this week?


  1. I can't wait to buy Matt Logelin's book, too! I am hoping to pick that up this week! I love his blog and it's been amazing to follow along on his journey. And Maddy? She is the cutest kid (and best dressed kid)!

    I bought a couple of books at B&N a couple of weeks ago after a very long spell of not buying any books (I have way too many and there really is no room for new purchases in my shoe box of a condo). I got The Sweet Life in Paris & Lunch in Paris. Obv I am still obsessed w/ books set in France. Living there is not an option for me, so for now I will read about the lives of others who have moved there. :)

  2. Ravenwild -- heard great things about that one! Let us know how you like it. Enjoy the rest of your books! (Isn't it great to break the book-fast? ;P)

    Here's my IMM :)

  3. I'm intrigued by the historical YA that's coming out, but haven't had a chance to read them yet. I think I'll add this one to my list as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm reading the Vampire Diaries series right now but the Extras book looks and sounds good!

  5. I haven't read extras, so I'm excited to see what you think. Hugs!