Sunday, February 21, 2010

What I'm Reading & What's In the Mailbox 2/21

Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page is a meme where folks share the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!! I had several goodies in my mailbox this week. The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen, Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran for a TLC Book Tour and Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell from Sourcebooks. Jill Mansell is always funny, and both Cullen and Sankaran are new to me, writing in my favorite genre, historical fiction.
What Are You Reading On Monday is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through Books.
This is yet another opportunity to make other bibliophiles jealous of the good stuff you got to enjoy the past week. I'm usually a 2 book a week gal, with an audio or 2 thrown in, but I read several novels this week which I will be reviewing soon, all of which are historical fiction. Lynn Cullen's The Creation of Eve {Loved it!}, O'Juliet, which I won from the author, Robin Maxwell, and The Founding, a Sourcebooks reprint by Cynthia Harrod Eagles. I also read a few from the library including M.C. Beaton's Death of a Cad, the second book in her Hamish MacBeth series, which I really enjoy, Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet, and To the Tower Born by Robin Maxwell. I don't always review books I get from the library, so I'll just tell you these are three winners if you like cozy mysteries or historical fiction.

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26 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Rumor Has It should be good! I agree with you that Mansell is funny and I think her characters are great too.

Becky said...

Sounds like you had a big reading week! Its always exciting when you've read a lot of books, especially ones that you have enjoyed

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I recently received Rumor Has It as well, and it looks great. I'm excited about it. Happy Reading.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Looks like a great week! Love that! Hope this one is good as well :)

Shy said...

Sounds like you have a fantastic week! I have never read anything by Jill Mansell, but hearing you and the other saying that her books are funny make me feel like trying. Thank you for sharing and may you have a fantastic week ahead =)

Teddyree said...

I've been waiting for O, Juliet to arrive, hope you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful reading week :-)

Zia said...

I would love to have a 2 book plus 2 audiobook week but I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be listening to Swan Thieves for at least a few weeks. Have a great week!

alitareads said...

You had a great reading week! I've heard lots of good things about O'Juliet.

My name means Wisdom said...

The Creation of Eve sounds interesting.

pussreboots said...

Only one book for me. You can see it here.

Chrissie said...

Looks like you had a great week. Hope you have another good one this week.

Sharon said...

It looks like you had a great reading week. I love cozy books! Thanks for the reccomendations. I've been curious about The Creation of Eve. Happy reading!

Mary said...

I haven't read a Jill Mansell book but I've seen them mentioned on a lot of blogs. Yay for the historical fiction books!!
Elizabeth, I'm wondering how you get the text to surround the "mailbox" and "It's Monday" buttons. I can't figure out how to do that. Any tips?
Have a great week!

Lydia said...

I have O' Juliet checked out - can't wait to get to it. Have a fun reading week (and I love the name of your blog lol)

Nina said...

Great week! O'Juliet had so many great reviews and has such a wonderful cover. Enjoy the books for this week.

Aleksandra said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your books!
Have a great reading week again!

Booksnyc said...

Here's to big reading weeks! I seem to be having precious few of those these days.

Jill Mansell is an author I have on my TBR.

Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

I have The Foundling in my TBR pile. I always enjoy reading anything by MC Beation. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-22.html

Ruth Schaller said...

Hope you have a great reading week! Check out mine at: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_22.html

Have a good one! :D

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Some of the books on your list are ones I'm seeing around and adding to my list!

Enjoy!

Jo said...

I have quite a stack of Hamish MacBeth books waiting to be started.

I also have Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet among the TBR books. Glad to hear it is a winner. =)

April (BooksandWine) said...

O! Juliette sounds fantastic, I've read some great reviews of it. :-)

Staci said...

First- I totally love the look of your blog!! Gorgeous work!!

I have Rumor Has It, just haven't gotten to it yet. I love cozy mysteries!!! Have a great reading week!

Holly said...

A couple of friends have recommended Cynthia Harrod-Eagles Morland Dynasty to me. I'm anxious to try them out.

Haven't heard of Watermark. I will be adding this one to my list :)

Joy said...

Wow that's a lot of book. I like cozy mysteries too but have not read one in quite awhile. There are so many that have series...
Have a great week.

Charliespearls said...

Sound like you had a big reading week!! Enjoyed reading your books.