Monday, March 23, 2009

Mailbox Monday

This is my first Mailbox Monday. I thought it would be a great day to join in the fun as I'm very excited about the books that came to live with me this week!


Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar. I had to get this book since: a) I enjoyed The Good Fairies of New York so much, and b) Nymeth thinks I'll really like it.

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. I can't believe I didn't pick this book up last year when I found it used at Bookman's in Flagstaff. What was I thinking?

Sunshine by Robin McKinley. One can't have enough vampire books, can one? I was also highly amused by the title of a rather dark book about vampires being Sunshine.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. It just sounded soooo good.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith. This series is one of my "go to's" when I need a comfort read. I always read these books with a pot of red bush tea (aka rooibos) at hand. When I read the first book in this series, I was astonished at how much tea the characters drank during the course of a day! Then I found out it was rooibos, which has no caffeine.

The Road from La Cueva by Sheila Ortego. The author suggested this book and it sounded like something I would enjoy.

Two books came in for Mr. Distortion. Since his reading tastes are similar to mine, I'll be reading these as well:

Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher
Grave Goods (Mistress of the Art of Death #4) by Ariana Franklin

Join Marcia at The Printed Page each Monday for Mailbox Monday!


  1. Nice list of books. Enjoy!

  2. I hope I don't turn out to be completely wrong about Lonely Werewolf Girl. If so, please don't hate me :P

    Enjoy your new books!

  3. Mary: Thanks for visiting!

    Nymeth: I will take sole responsibility for my like or dislike of Lonely Werewolf Girl ;o)
    I usually find something to like about almost any book.

  4. You did very well for your first mailbox Monday. Enjoy all your books.
    My mailbox is Here

  5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is verrrrrrry good!

  6. Welcome to Mailbox Monday! I really love Alexander McCall Smith's books too, particularly that series, although I've only read the first three. Enjoy your books!

  7. Kaye: Thanks for the visit! Love the little penguin avatar. I especially like the one you have dressed up for tea :o)

    Cathy: Glad to hear that Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is very good. I'm looking forward to it!

    avisannschild: Glad you stopped by. I hope you get the chance to read more of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. It took me longer to get into, but I also like the Isabel Dalhousie series too.

  8. That's good to know (that you got into the Isabel Dalhousie series too), because I've only read the first one and was a bit disappointed (it didn't compare to the first Ladies' Detective Agency book, IMO). I'll have to give the series another go!

  9. Well that is a fantastic mailbox Monday!! The only books that came to me this week are ones that I bought in the store. I love them all the same, though. :)

  10. Welcome and thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Enjoy your books!

  11. Welcome to mailbox Monday, Terri. I know I'm a little late visiting all of your posts this week. I apologize.

    You've got some great sounding books there. I want to try something by Robin McKinley one of these days. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is on my must read list.

    I agree with you about Alexander McCall Smith's series. I find comfort in reading it too. I haven't read the one you got yet though. The television series starts up tomorrow. I can't wait!

    Enjoy your new books!

  12. Oh My! Thank you for your sweet words about The Road From La Cueva. Can't wait to see the review! Could you post it on when it's ready, as well?
    p.s. I know what you mean about an 'early love of reading' -- I have a photo of myself reading, and you inspire me to find and post! I'm still trying to find some old children's books I loved -- The Little Postman of Gooseberry Lane, The Runaway Bus, etc.!!