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Sunday, December 13, 2009

In My Mailbox 2009/12/13

Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
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Tally for 2009/12/13
Borrowed: 0
Received: 19
Bought: 1
Total Cost: $2.47

The Box of Books I won from My Overstuffed Bookshelf has arrived!!! 18 books in total! I was absolutely giddy when I carried it up to my room =D
There are many titles and authors I've never heard of before, but that's just incentive for me to find out more~ These books are gonna last me for the next few months and then some! I've got my eyes set on reading Beat the Reaper first for now =D The lovely swag I got were great too since I was just starting to run out of bookmarks lol
And here they are (click the titles for summaries on goodreads):

o1) Wings in the Night #13: Demon's Kiss by Maggie Shayne
o2) Midnight Breed #1: Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
o3) Dead Sexy by Amanda Ashley
o4) Water Witch by Deborah LeBlanc
o5) GhostWalkers #2: Mind Game by Christine Feehan
o6) Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
o7) Ginger High by Melkissa Burmester
o8) Wicked Night Games by Kathleen Lawlesse *hardcover
o9) Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke *hardcover

1o) Argeneau #2: Love Bites by Lynsay Sands
11) Blue Bloods #4: The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz *hardcover
12) Playing House by Fredrica Wagman
13) The Long Walk by Stephen King, Richard Bachman
14) Thirsty by M.T. Anderson
15) Real Vampires, Night Stalkers & Creatures From The Darkside by Brad Steiger
16) Highland Thirst by Hannah Howell, Lynsay Sands
17) Tales of an Extraordinary Girl #1: Playing with Fire by Gena Showalter
18) Stray by Rachel Vincent

+ bookmarks: Channeling Morpheus x2, Emma Holly x1, Sue-Ellen Welfonder x1
+ promo cards: A Circle of Souls x1, Mandy M. Roth x1

And another one that came in the mail this week:

Fallen Angels #1:
by J.R. Ward
Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough- talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

I usually don't go for covers with chiseled men (even naked ones), but the summary for this novel really got me interested. I'm looking forward to a testosterone-filled adventure, maybe with a bit of redemption stuff too. Also, businessman vs. biker/fallen angel interaction sounds rather amusing to me XD;
Won from ReadFREEK Reviews

And lastly, bought this one:

The Three Evangelists
by Fred Vargas
Sophia Simeonidis, a Greek opera singer, wakes up one morning to discover that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house. As her husband doesn’t give a damn, she asks her new neighbours to dig around the tree to find out if something has been buried. Her neighbours are eccentric: Vandoosler, an ex-cop fired from the police for having helped a murderer to escape, and sharing the house are three impecunious historians: Mathias, Marc and Lucien – the three evangelists, as Vandoosler calls them. They accept the job because they are desperate for money and rather curious. When they find nothing and Sophia’s dead body turns up weeks later, they decide to investigate.

This is a translated edition of the book, which was originally published in France. I took a peek at some of the writing and the easy character interaction had me purchasing the book right away. Snarky historians! Tree of evil that appeared out of nowhere overnight! The further 50% off the discounted price of $4.99 was a bonus =D
Bought from University Bookstore during holiday sale ($2.47)
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Bookalicious said...

Wow, congrats on winning 18 books, that's awesome! Hope you enjoy them all. :)

Milka said...

Wow, congrats on your winning. That is amazing. :)
Happy reading.

Cherry said...


19 books! That will do me for the next quarter of the year...

Ryan G said...

Have fun with your new books, sounds like you have some great reading ahead of you.