Wow. This is my first ever Mailbox Monday. These "lean" economic times have forced me to behave...so I've barely purchased any books in the last year. But in December I won a couple of books, which I received in the last couple of weeks that I want to make note of. First was Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs!! Yeah, I won it from Zeke at The Way I See It. I'm totally psyched about this! It is Book 3 in the Mercedes Thompson series and I have been dying to read it! The other book is Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst. I won it from Nicole at A Blog of Books. Thanks Zeke and Nicole!!
This week I also received a couple of ARC's in the mail. I'm really looking forward to both of them. The first is Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum. Baum was a reporter for The New Yorker. He is writing about nine characters in New Orleans and how the city has changed from the years between Hurricane Betsy in the 60's and Katrina. It looks really good and I can't wait to read it!
The second ARC is called Starfinder by John Marco. John contacted me late last year and asked if I would be interested in reviewing his new YA fantasy book called Starfinder. It's release date isn't until May, and I feel really honored to have a chance to read it first!!
Lastly, I went to a book sale yesterday. It is to benefit the Lakeview Museum. I came away with 6 books and about 12 books for the kids for only $12!! I got 4 hardback books: Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell, Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, Charmed Thirds by Megan McCaffrey and Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen. I also got two really nice paperback copies of the first 2 books in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series: The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt.
Hopefully, I will get a chance to start reading some of these great books soon!!