07 February 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

Welcome to my second post of In My Mailbox.  In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and is my biweekly chance to highlight the books I received for review, purchased or borrowed from the library.

Received for Review:

From NetGalley I received the latest Walker Papers book from C.E. Murphy, Spirit Dances (LUNA, March), and a novella trilogy, The Knitting Diaries (MIRA, March), by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye.


Oh dear.  Someone really should keep me out of the library sometimes.

I am kidding.  Really, You'd have to chain me to a fleet of horses and have them drag me far, far away.  They'd have to stop sometime.  Hopefully somewhere in my library network.

Anyways, this is what I brought home these past two weeks.

Cast In Chaos (Chronicles of Elantra, #6) by Michelle Sagara.  I have loved the development of Kaylin Neya through these books.

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity From a Consumer Culture by Shannon Hayes.  The definition of "homemaking" has changed through the ages, so what does it look like now?

Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn.  Shinn's Twelve Houses series has been one that I always scoop up as soon as I see them, so I am excited to see what she writes outside of it.

Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper by C. Marina Marchese.  One woman's memoir about finding her love for bees and making a business out of it.

How to Wed a Baron by Kasey Michaels.  I am sure I have read a couple of her romances.  This is my "what I read in between review books" book.

Howling at the Moon. On the Prowl.  Leader of the Pack by Karen MacInerney.  This is MacInerney's urban fantasy series Tales of an Urban Werewolf.  She also writes the Grey Whale Inn Mysteries, which I have really enjoyed and will be reviewing the latest one tomorrow.  I may review these as a group.

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman.  I have seen other blogs gearing up for Eona, which looks terrific, so I want to read this.

The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality In Local Food by Ben Hewitt.  It's locavore at its best.  And in Vermont!

The Viking in the Wheat Field by Susan Dworkin.  In 1999 wheat fields began dying. Scientists began looking for strains of wheat that could survive this disease and to make them available without the confines of privatization and patents.

A Stitch Before Dying by Anne Canadeo.  Besides being a cozy knitting mystery, I picked this up because of the cover, which includes a bonsai, and that the mystery is set in the Berkshires.

The Cruel Ever After: A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart.  I have read this series from the beginning.  The eighteenth book finds restauranteur Jane having to defend her ex-husband from a murder rap.  Obviously I need to start at the beginning again because I didn't even know Jane was once married!


A Christmas gift card from my sweetie allowed me to acquire these two titles, otherwise I would still be scouring used bookstores.  Well, I will still do that anyways, just not for these:

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes From An Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond.  If you do not follow the Pioneer Woman on Twitter or read her blog, you are missing out on some amazing recipes.  I am thrilled to have a lot of the ones that I have liked, and a few that I haven't tried yet, bound together and not relying on my internet to provide them to me.  The pictures are amazing, and she writes like you are sitting in front of her at the kitchen table.

Hit By A Farm by Catherine Friend.  I picked this book up a while ago from the library and have been on-and-off searching for a copy to own.  When Friend and her partner acquire land enough for their dreams of farming, they realize there is a lot to learn, and laugh about, along the way.  Friend also writes children's books.

Happy Reading!


  1. I just did a round-up of book bloggers who knit last week... I would have included you, but I just discovered your blog this morning.


  2. Welcome, Madigan! Thanks for finding me. I think knitting and reading (and reading about knitting) is a WONDERFUL combination. Looking forward to following your posts!