02 May 2011

In My Mailbox (9)

Welcome to my ninth post of In My Mailbox! Hosted by The Story Siren, it is a way to showcase books received for review or won, picked up at the library, or purchased in the last week (or two). Titles link to Goodreads, authors to their website or page.

For Review/Won:


Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan.

I was told of a giveaway (by my friend Kelly at Stacked) for this book. It was one of those "first 100 people" and from all the positive talk I have heard about this title, I wasn't expecting anything from it. Lo and behold when I got home this weekend I found this in the mailbox!

Many thanks to St. Martin's Press for sending this to me.

Purchased:

Do you remember my reference to The Book Bear last week (I think there was coughing involved)? A wonderful used/rare bookstore that was actually open on Easter! My girlfriend, the niblets and I went through the bookcases in our respective areas of enjoyment (my daughter came home with manga, drawing manga and a Japanese dictionary, my son with a Calvin and Hobbes book) and I was extremely pleased with the titles I found.


Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire. I love McGuire's writing, both in this October Daye series and as Mira Grant with Newsflesh. Anxiously awaiting the next books!

Circle of Magic: Sandry's Book by Tamora Pierce. Slowly continuing to grow this collection of books. I have read almost all of them already.


The Ursula Blanchard series by Fiona Buckley:

To Shield the Queen, The Doublet Affair and Queen of Ambition. I have adored the history of the Tudors, especially Elizabeth I, since I was in grade school. These mysteries are right up my alley.


The Dr. Nightingale series by Lydia Adamson:

Dr. Nightingale Races The Outlaw Colt, Dr. Nightingale Seeks Greener Pastures (I somehow ended up grabbing two of these), Dr. Nightingale Traps The Missing Lynx, Dr. Nightingale Follows A Canine Clue, Dr. Nightingale Rides The Elephant, Dr. Nightingale Enters The Bear Cave, Dr. Nightingale Goes To The Dogs and Dr. Nightingale Rides To The Hounds.

I read this series many years ago, while I was working in the bookstore. Mysteries starring a vet in upstate New York, I was drawn to many a familiar town in the books. There are a dozen books in the series, spanning 1994-2001, so I have a few more to find.


The Lady Appleton series by Kathy Lynn Emerson:

Face Down Across the Western Sea, Face Down Before the Rebel Hooves, Face Down Under the Wych Elm, Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross, Face Down Among the Winchester Geese, Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie.

More Elizabethan mysteries! I enjoy these also because Lady Susana Appleton is an herbalist and "modern" woman of her times, as her romantic involvements show through the series. Finding all of these in hardcover was a coup, although I believe the last few are only available in trade paperback. I was surprised I found all of these straight through in hardcover except for the second book, so that one I will actively search out in hardcover.

I am a little past finding matching covers and formats for my series. I think it is near impossible these days as many will switch mid-series and get redesigned covers over and over again. However, when I do have a bunch in one style, I will do my best to get as many as possible that way. Especially if I got them all in hardcover in the first place.

May your mailbox be full of books too! Happy Reading.

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