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July 26

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Mailbox Monday: The Goodies Keep Coming

by Ann-Katrina

It’s been ages since I’ve done a Mailbox Monday post, but it seems fitting since I got a couple more titles over the weekend. (This entire week has been a good one for books.)

darwin-conspiracy The Darwin Conspiracy by John Darton, which I won over at Fyrefly’s Book Blog in celebration of Nicki’s brand new doctoral degree. She says it’s a good read (and I believe her), so here’s crossing my finger and hoping for the best.

emma-vampires Then there’s Emma and the Vampires by Jane Austen (of course) and Wayne Josephson which arrived courtesy of Sourcebooks, Inc.

But I have a tiny confession to make: I’ve been so entranced by Pride & Prejudice that I’ve been unable to move on from it and have not yet read Emma. I’ll add that to my reading schedule this weekend so I have something by which to gauge this new title.

On another note, I have this odd feeling that I’m forgetting something. I’m sure it will eventually come to me. When it does (if it does), then I’ll update. ‘Til then, whaddya get?

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May 17

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(Overflowing) Mailbox Monday

by Ann-Katrina

I haven’t done a Mailbox Monday post in a long while because I’ve been giving the books individual spotlights as they come into my home through my recent arrivals series. But I’ve been slacking a bit and am many, many books behind; doing an individual post for each would take days. So, I’m just going to do a quick round-up post highlighting all the new additions to my TBR pile.

The Deadly SisterEverlastingLife, AfterI Now Pronounce You Someone ElseRumor Has ItSelloutSilent ScreamStrange NeighborsStill MissingThe Unwritten RuleLingerThe Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer Everlasting by Angie Frazier Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell Sellout by Ebony Joy Wilkins
Silent Scream by Karen Rose Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott Linger by Maggie Stiefvater The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

I’ve already finished (and loved!) Still Missing by Chevy Stevens; the review is forthcoming. I actually set aside Stolen by Lucy Christopher in order to read it. The two books run along similar lines—kidnap victims and the aftermath, though Stolen is for a younger audience and Still Missing is purely adult. Another difference between the two is the pacing: Stolen is slow going and Still Missing flew by at breakneck speed.

After finishing Still Missing, I decided to try my hand at Stolen again and after another thirty agonizingly slow pages, I decided to set it aside (…for the second time) and picked up Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell. While this book took more than a few chapters to get into, I’ve warmed up to the story and the characters. Frankly, though, the Anglicisms are tripping me up and I’m not overly fond of the writing style—but the story is shaping up to be a good one.

And a quick note about the cover of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson…the image does it no justice. It’s absolutely beautiful and the blue is a lovely hologram-y type of material that reflects and changes as it bends and shifts. Words cannot describe.

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June 8

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Mailbox Monday: Another Great Week

by Ann-Katrina

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted by the magnificent Marcia from The Printed Page.

I had another good week this week and brought in three new titles:

Imposter's Daughter

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May 25

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Mailbox Monday: The Big Haul

by Ann-Katrina

It’s time again for , courteously hosted by the wonderful Marcia from the Printed Page.

It’s been a little while since I last participated in MM (and truth be told, I’ve had a couple good hauls over the past few weeks), but I’m getting back on track now. :)

Maybe I’ll update over the course of this week on the other titles I’ve missed out on sharing, but for now, let’s stick with the current big haul. Continue reading »

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March 9

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Mailbox Monday: Zombies! Woohoo!

by Ann-Katrina

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday where I regale you with the books I received during the previous week.

I’ve actually had a huge haul Monday, but I’m going to postpone it because of one title I’m very excited about. It’s a book I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get and was lusting after since I found out about it in December.

And the day finally came…

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