Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday: Musing/Mailbox/Whereabouts

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I received two ARCs in my mailbox:

1) Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt

Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. Drawing on the Catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. As she ages, she instructs her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft, as well as her best friend, who ultimately turns to dark magic.
When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights.


2) The Girl Made of Cool by Alan Fox

It is the story of a young man and woman who are falling in love with each other, but the young woman doesn't know it. She believes that she's falling in love with the man's far more handsome, more perfect friend. ... As the story unfolds and deepens, we see how these two highly talented young men must suffer, struggle, and wage battle to woo this young woman. This, as all the while, she grows into an ever greater beauty, a more charismatic personality, and an all-the-more alluring woman. ... This, as all the while, this young lady grows to become an elegant woman made of shining love and elusive cool


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I finished:

The Last Bachelor by Betina Krahn


I plan to read:

Anything that holds my interest

I posted reviews of:

The Valentine Legacy by Catherine C
oulter
Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz

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Are your bookshelves strictly books only? Or have knick-knacks invaded? Do your shelves also shelve DVDs? Photos?

My bookshelves have only books, nothing else. There isn't any place for anything else!

20 comments:

Sassy Brit said...

Mainly books for me, but I do also have lots of ornaments, too!

Mary said...

Your "mailbox books" sound really good!

Kristen said...

Mainley books but I have other little bits and bobs in front of the books here and there. Enjoy your new books and have a good reading week this week.

Vivienne said...

I want Daughters of Witching Hill! You always get the best witch books.

Nise' said...

The Girl Made of Cool sounds interesting. Look forward to your thoughts.

Unfortunately my bookshelves share their space.

Serena said...

Looks like you've got some great reading ahead of you!

bermudaonion said...

Both of your new books look good! Enjoy!

Alayne said...

Niiiiice! :) Just one for me at The Crowded Leaf.

Jo-Jo said...

Daughters of Witching Hill is one I definitely want to read!

Jennifer said...

I look forward to reading about what you choose to read this week. Whatever you choose, may it be a wonderful read.

fredamans said...

Nice books!
http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox_09.html

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/musing-monday_10.html

Snowbell said...

Girl made of cool sound really - cool :)
Happy reading!

Susan B. Evans said...

I am hoping to get some bookshelves this year. I really NEED to make this a priority :)

DCMetroreader said...

The Girl Made of Cool sounds like an interesting love story.

Zia said...

I Got the cool book also and the Daughter's book looks great!

Wrighty said...

I want to read both of these! Can't wait to hear what you think of them. Enjoy and have a great week!

Teddyree said...

Love the cover of Daughters of the Witching Hill and it sounds great. Hope you have a wonderful reading week and thanks for your get well wishes :-)

Anna said...

The Girl Made of Cool sounds good. Enjoy your new books!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

J. Kaye said...

I look forward to finding out what you read next!

Shannansbooks said...

Wow I love to read the first book you have on your list. Enjoy and I look forward to the review.