Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mailbox Monday for February 6, 2011 and Giveaway!

Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

I am excited to be hosting this month, and I have giveaways lined up for the next four weeks. Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Last month Rose City Reader hosted and you can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.
*Please note: I will be posting MM on Sunday mornings.

My Mailbox

Last week I received one book that I can't wait to read:

The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg (For review)

With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fast—no easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara favors a less showy approach. Together they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City—and if they can do it in only seven months, a publisher has agreed to give them $10,000. Based on the true story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical adventure that sets the drama of Around the World in Eighty Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of “a woman’s place” in society.

And now for the giveaway!

The Jane Austen Fiction Package

Mr. Darcy's Secret by Jane Odiwe
After capturing the heart of the most eligible bachelor in England, Elizabeth Bennet believes her happiness is complete—until the day she unearths a stash of anonymous, passionate love letters that may be Darcy’s, and she realizes just how little she knows about the guarded, mysterious man she married…

Darcy and Fitzwilliam by Karen Wasylowski
Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam couldn’t be more different, and that goes for the way each one woos and pursues the woman of his dreams. Darcy is quiet and reserved, careful and dutiful, and his qualms and hesitations are going to torpedo his courtship of Elizabeth. His affable and vivacious cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam is a military hero whose devil-may-care personality hides the torments within, until he finds himself in a passionate, whirlwind affair with a beautiful widow who won’t hear of his honorable intentions.
Cousins, best friends, and sparring partners, Darcy and Fitzwilliam have always been there for each other. So it’s no surprise when the only one who can help Darcy fix his botched marriage proposals is Fitzwilliam, and the only one who can pull Fitzwilliam out of an increasingly dangerous entanglement is Darcy...

How to Enter:
Thanks to Sourcebooks, I have this package of 2 books to give away to one winner! These books are new releases this month. Entering is easy.
  • Just leave the link to your Mailbox post by using Mr. Linky below. 
  • For an extra entry, leave a comment at the end of this post. If you do not wish to be entered, you can still leave the link to your MM but also leave me a comment telling me not to enter you.
  • Open to Us and Canada. No PO Boxes.
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, February 12 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time.
  • Winner will be announced the next day in the MM post.
So what did you get in your mailbox last week. Link up and share!

Mailbox Monday Participants
1. Mary/Bookfan
2. Kristi @ Books and Needlepoint
3. Lady Q @ Let Them Read Books
4. aisle b
5. Historical Fiction Notebook
6. Kaye @ Pudgy Penguin Perusals
7. Mrs. Q: Book Addict
8. Marcia (Mailbox Monday blog)
9. gautami tripathy
10. Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree
11. Elysium (bookramblings)
12. toothybooks
13. yvonne - fiction books
14. Kate {The Parchment Girl}
15. SavvyVerse&Wit
16. Sharon (Books to the Ceiling)
17. Staci- Life in the Thumb
18. Laurel-Rain @An Interior Journey
19. Wordsmithonia
20. alita.reads.
21. Lieder Madchen (Songs and Stories)
22. Wendi's Book Corner - Rainy Day Reads in Seattle
23. Tasha @ Book Obsessed
24. Cindy (Cindy's Love of Books)
25. Mystica
26. RAnn@This That and the Other Thing
27. Laura @ I'm Booking It
28. Rose City Reader
29. Jess - A Book Hoarder
30. The Crooked Bookshelf
31. Ellie @ Books, Fitness & Other Stuff
32. Alyce (At Home With Books)
33. Kim(page after page)
34. Majanka (I<3Reading)
35. Diane (BibliophileBythe Sea)
36. My Round File
37. Diary of an Eccentric
38. The Book Faery Reviews
39. Laura @ NotJustReading
40. Coffee and a Book Chick
41. Kim (Metroreader)
42. Kathy (Bermudaonion's Weblog)
43. Julie Anne Lindsey
44. Bonnie (Redlady's Reading Room)
45. Cheryl~CMash Loves To Read
46. Ramblings of a (Future) Librarian
47. apple blossom @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS
48. Literary Feline
49. Karissa's Reading Review
50. Jonita (The Book Chick)
51. Tara @ Tales of a Book Addict
52. Jo-Jo Loves to Read
53. Tribute Books Mama
54. Martha@Hey, I want to read that
55. Kristen (BookNAround)
56. Martina @ Book Drunkard
57. Caitlin (chaotic compendiums)
58. Bluestocking
59. Amused (Amused By Books)
60. Carol's Notebook
61. Wendy (Caribousmom)
62. Jenny O @ Lit Endeavors
63. Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews
64. Nicola @ Back to Books
65. Shelly (Write For A Reader)
66. Audra (Unabridged Chick)
67. Heather @ The Maiden's Court
68. Southern Fiber
69. Julia Hendon
70. Dusky Literati
71. Courtney @ Stiletto Storytime
72. Aths @ Reading on a Rainy Day
73. Kristin JP
74. Andrea (So Many Books, So Little Time)
75. Avis (she reads and reads)
76. Amber Stults

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  1. I'll watch for your review - the fact that it's based on a true story is amazing!

    I'd love to win the books. Love the cover of Darcy & Fitzwilliam.

  2. That sounds like a really good book - it will be going on my TBR list.

    There is no need to enter me for this giveaway.


  3. That book sounds really good! Thanks for hosting this month!

    I haven't read any of the new crop of Austen spin-offs, so I'd love to win the prize pack!

  4. I'm excited that you're hosting this month and will link up tomorrow. The Year We Were Famous sounds awesome!

  5. What a great Jane Austen book package - I would give these books to my sister as she LOVES that time period!

  6. Welcome to our hostess for Mailbox Monday and the glories of discovering the latest out there.

    Thank you for the Sourcebooks giveaway and looking forward to your review of The Year We Were Famous next.

    Sending you mucho hellos from snowbound MTL

  7. Wow, $10,000 in 1896 was a ton of money. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

  8. Thanks for hosting! Enjoy your new read, it sounds good.

  9. Thank you for hosting MM this month.

  10. The Year We Were Famous sounds really good!

    There's no need to enter me for thegiveaway.

  11. The Year We Were Famous looks like a fabulous read! Enjoy! Thanks for the chance at the Darcy books - I've been wanting to read a few!

  12. thanks for hosting the monday mailbox this month!!

    i'm a huge jane austen fan so thanks for hosting a giveaway for the books too!

  13. These books both look awesome, I would love to be entered. :)

  14. Hi Laura,

    I have not visited your site before, so it's goood to meet you.

    The site is fantastic and I have already signed up as a follower, so I will be back to visit regularly.

    'The Year We Were Famous' sounds like a great read. I love books that deal with social history, keeping it to the forefront in our thinking, lest it be lost forever. I look forward to your review with interest.

    Tanks for hosting.


  15. Your book sounds really good!! Don't enter me as I have both of those!!

    Happy Week of reading!

  16. The Year We Were Famous looks like it has a very similar plot to The Daughter's Walk coming out in April. Looks very interesting!

  17. That looks like a fantastic prize pack! Thanks for hosting. I hope you enjoy your new book.

  18. Hi Laura, please don't enter me in the giveaway just wanted to leave my link and say the book you got sounds good. Enjoy :)

  19. I am so sad that the giveaways are restricted!!!!

  20. The Year We Were Famous has a very interesting premise, I hope you enjoy reading it! No need to enter me in the giveaway, thanks for giving Mailbox Monday a home this month!

  21. Thanks for hosting in February!

    The Year We Were Famous sounds to fantastic to be true, but it is! That's pretty cool.

    No need to enter me in the giveaway (my Guilt List is too long already), but thanks for hosting a giveaway. I do think they are fun.

    The winner of my last Mailbox Monday giveaway is on my post, along with a new, informal giveaway.

    Have fun hosting!

    Rose City Reader

  22. Oh I popped in to say hi and did not know you were hosting the Mailbox meme - how fun! :D

  23. No need to enter me in the giveaway. The Year We Were Famous is new to me, but it looks good.

  24. I just love sourcebooks and P&P spinoffs. I'd love to be entered. THanks for the giveaway.

    Looks like you got a book this week that you'll enjoy reading. Happy Monday!

  25. A giveaway with the! Please enter me.

    theroundfile at live dot com

  26. Enjoy your new book, and thanks for hosting!

    No need to enter me, as I already have both books.

  27. The Year We Were Famous sounds fantastic -- especially the fact that it is based on a true story. I will look forward to your review.

    Thanks for hosting MM!

  28. Glad to be a part of Mailbox Monday! Thank you!!

  29. Thank you for hosting MM. This is my first time here and have become a follower. Looking forward to your future postings.

  30. thanks for hosting MM I posted in Mr. Linky. thanks
    I'd love to be entered in the book giveaway too.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. I would love a chance to win these books!
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  32. I love the idea of When We Were Famous, I'll have to add that to my TBR list. I look forward to your review. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  33. I've heard about this book before and it is incredibly appealing. I'll be interested to see your review on it.

  34. The Year We Were Famous sounds great and is going on my wishlist now :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  35. The Year We Were Famous Sounds really good. Enjoy!

  36. The Year we were famous sounds really interesting; I love historical reads...hope you enjoy it :)

  37. I loved Shannon Hale's Austenland, I know I would love these. Please enter me in the drawing.


  38. Thanks for hosting this month! Love Jane Austen!! Please enter me in your drawing!

  39. The book you received actually sounds really interesting. :) My grandfather is dying and has been telling us stories of his life during the depression (he was in Colorado at the time), and it is really interesting.

    I'd love to be entered for the giveaway! I love all Austen-like books, and think that Sourcebooks has done a great job focusing on that genre.

    ~ Wendi

  40. Thanks for being the host this month. The Year We Were Famous sounds good and I hadn't heard of it yet.

  41. Thrilled to 'meet' you via MM -- thanks for hosting this month! Thank you for the giveaway as well!

  42. Wow - some great reads here! Trying to find the linky though... :/ here's mine for the week!

  43. I love Jane Austin spin offs and these look great. Thanks for hosting!


  44. This is my first ever Mailbox Monday and what a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting as well!

    Stiletto Storytime

  45. I'm posting rather late today, but at least it's still Monday!

    The one book you received sounds great!

    No need to enter me in the giveaway.


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