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Apr 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Happy Monday!! I bought lots of books, so my total is 15 books this week! Woohoo! And also a Busy Monday for me today in the Book Blog World!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

We share what books that we found in our mailboxes last week. And I am adding what I purchased. Here's what I received during the last week:

From Paperbackswap:
Dorothy Dunnett's Niccolo series: The Spring of the Ram (book 2), The Race of Scorpions (book 3), and Scales of Gold (book 4) Now all I need is The Unicorn Hunt, (book 5) and Gemini (book 8)

The Walsingham Woman, by Jan Westcott. Mine is the 1963 version shown here, pretty cool. This one is about Frances Walsingham, married to Phillip Sidney first then the Earl of Essex. This ties perfectly with Holt's "My Enemy the Queen" which I ADORED.

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier, this is the vintage 1965 edition so I'll have to be careful with it.

Romanovs: The Final Chapter by Robert Massie "provides answers, describing in suspenseful detail the dramatic efforts in post-Communist Russia to discover the truth. This unique story, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie, presents a colorful panorama of contemporary characters, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts"

From a Giveaway by TeddyRose at So Many Precious Books So Little Time.. I got GALWAY BAY by Mary Pat Kelly, which is AWESOME I cannot WAIT to read this!! Thanks to Hachette Books and TeddyRose :)

From my local Library Sale, I bought:
"The Hollow Hills" by Mary Stewart, "The Secret Woman" by Victoria Holt, "Daughters of England" by Phillipa Carr (I know these are both Plaidy/Hibbert etc), and also
"The Secret Supper" by Javier Sierra : "Milan, 1497: Leonardo is completing The Last Supper. Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling and blasphemous message that he is driven to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table, and the apostles, shockingly, are portraits of well-known heretics and none of them are depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus? The clues to Leonardo's greatest puzzle are right before your eyes...."

For the Book Tour on June 8th held RIGHT HERE from Irene Watson (also of Reader Views among many other things):
2 SIGNED copies of the "The Sitting Swing: Finding the Wisdom to Know the Difference" by Irene Watson (*That means Giveaway Alert!)
From Irene's website: Irene Watson's pretentious life could go no further until she faced her own past. Her inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, where she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt, and uncertainty. Read more

From LibraryThing Member Giveaway for review: "Highway Tourette's by proxy" by Khristian E. Kay "Social conscious poetry. An acerbic review of the American ethic by a sojourning poet"

I am quite proud of a purchase through A-1 Books, which I ordered on the weekend and arrived Friday. For a total of $8.65 I received book 2 and 3 of the Isolde & Tristan trilogy by Rosalind Miles: "The Maid of the White Hands: The Second of the Tristan and Isolde Novels", and "The Lady of the Sea: The Third of the Tristan and Isolde Novels" (Both Hardcover First American Editions and Beautiful covers!) I've been waiting for the first one to appear from Paperbackswap though.

I also wanted to do a quick self-promotion and inform my lucky blog readers about two different Blog Tours with Giveaways and reviews being posted today.... so be sure to check out my other posts for today. Click on the Header picture above of Bess of Hardwick's Chatsworth to get to the 'whole' site.