Sunday, January 17, 2010

In My Mailbox - 01.17.10


Magic for Beginners
by Kelly Link - my review
-from the book jacket:
An entire village takes up residence in a woman's handbag. A man becomes convinced that his dead wife is having an affair. A family moves to their dream house in the suburbs, where gradually everything they have becomes haunted. The mundane mingles with the magical to dazzling effect in Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners.

You Don't Love Me Yet
by Jonathan Lethem
-from the book jacket:
a comedy of mismatched lovers, with delicious echoes of Jane Austen's Emma

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
by Agatha Christie

Good stuff received from contests:

Battle of the Network Zombies (ARC)
by Mark Henry
-from Mark's ARC contest

Review for this and the first two in the series will appear during September Zombies week (if not sooner).

Mr Darcy's Diary
by Amanda Grange

Searching for Pemberley
by Mary Lydon Simonsen
-from Libby at Libby's Library News

Reviews for these two will appear in November during the Pemberley Ball.

Received in my email box:

I Want You Back!
(chapters 5 to 8)
a free E- chapter book (with illustrations)
by E. Van Lowe
-a YA paranormal story

Did you get your copy?
If not...

My Giveaways:

February goodies will appear during
Mr Knightley's Picnic event - Feb 25-26
details coming this Thursday

-ends March 24

Mad Men Challenge
-ends Nov 30

*In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. A post where we share books acquired via mailbox, library, store, etc.


  1. wow, great books! happy reading this week

  2. Great mailbox. I am curious to know if you like the MHenry books. I think he is histerical, but I have not read any of his books yet.

  3. Great books!

    Here's what I got this week:

    Have a great week!

  4. OMZ! Love Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Hope you enjoy it and all your other books. :)

  5. Great selection! Magic for Beginners sounds terrific :D

  6. I have a award for you.

  7. Ooh! You got some awesome books this week! :-)
    I feel like I've previously read a book called Magic For Beginners, but I don't think it was this one.

  8. I love the cover of Magic for Beginners! So beautiful.

    have fun reading the books!

  9. Interesting bunch!

  10. All that fit in your mailbox? Great variety. How fun! I do so enjoy Miss Marple. I will be starting that challenge soon.


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