Sunday, June 5, 2011

In My Mailbox (11)

I'm so excited to share this week's In My Mailbox (hosted by The Story Siren)! This past week our Borders had a tent sale. It looked like books left over from closing sales that hadn't sold so they had been sent to our store (which thankfully isn't closing) to finish them off. The prices were slashed and not only that they were buy 1, get one free. I definitely made the most of this deal! And without any more chatter, here are the books!
In My Mailbox
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Amber recently read this one and made note of it on her goodreads account. I haven't heard a lot about it, but knowing Amber enjoyed it I'm excited to read it.

Peace, Love and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
This was another one I've seen reviewed on a blog recently. (I don't remember whose, so if you have reviewed it recently let me know and I'll give you a shout out!) It sounded cute, I love the title, and considering the cost it was well worth the cost.

Someday my Prince Will Come by Jerramy Fine
I keep seeing the memoir in bookstores and think about picking it up. The subtitle is True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess, and is about how she moves to London in hopes of rubbing shoulders with royalty. I have a mild royalty obsession myself, so I'm sure I'll be identifying with this one.

The Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross
Speaking of royalty... this was not a tent sale buy, but I've been wanting to read it since I saw The King's Speech and finally picked it up. It's a huge book and I know it'll take sometime to get through it, but I can't wait to dive into it!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Also not a tent sale buy, but I wanted to make sure I saw it before the movie comes out. I've actually already finished it (and loved it!). Review will b e coming soon on the blog!

That Summer by Sarah Dessen
I've never read anything by Sarah Dessen, but I've heard so many great things about her and her books I can't wait to give them a try.

O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell
I read the back of this book seeing it was a retelling of Romeo & Juliet and immediately picked it up. It wasn't till after I noticed the author, and realized I've read most of Robin Maxwell's books and loved them all. I'm sure I'll be loving this one too!

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Another book I keep wanting to pick up. It's a novel about Cleopatra's and Marc Anthony's daughter. I'm not completely sure the plot line, but being that's it's historical fiction how could I not wind up loving it.

It was definitely an epic week for me, and I dying to read all of these! If only there was more time in the day... So tell me, what's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Oh my gosh you got TONS of great reads! I love Borders! Happy reading!!!

  2. Thanks for the link love! I loved CeeCee and I think you will too!
    Our Borders JUST closed... maybe you got all those books from my Borders in Iowa?? Haha ;)

  3. Peace, Love and Baby Ducks was really cute. Have fun reading!

  4. Peace Love and Baby Ducks -- sounds so cute! I must check out Lauren Myracle. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my IMM :)

  5. Oh fun! YOu got lots of great books. My book club read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and everyone enjoyed it. It was a light, easy read!

    I also really liked the help!

  6. Oh that tent sale sounds fabulous. It's great that you picked up some books from it!

    Someday My Prince Will Come sounds really good - I hadn't heard of it before! Thank you for that :)

    You've never read Sarah Dessen? I love her books - hopefully you will as well!

    Happy reading!

  7. Great set! I so want to read The Queen Mother book. I am really into British royalty.
    My IMM

  8. Great deals! Cant wait to read the reviews!

  9. I also really want to read The Help before the movie comes out! The movie looks so good and usually the book is a hundred times better! :)

  10. Wow, you got some nice bargains there! I always love finding great steals in a bookstore :D

  11. I read both the Help and The Queen Mother books last year. I like The Help but I am not sure if the movie is going to live up to the book for me.
    The Queen Mother book was really good! I loved it and so had everyone to whom I have suggested it. It was a great read and I was glad that I had read it prior to the King's Speech (not that it covers the King's speech issues, but it did provide a lot of background information and stuff that I found relevant.).