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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mailbox Monday for September 12


This has a been a super busy week for me, juggling three jobs, volunteering and book reviewing. Summer is definitely over!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Amused by Books is hosting for the month of September. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

The Frankincense Trail by Jody Kihara (for review from Book Promotions)

In 200BC, frankincense was worth its weight in gold, making Arabia was the envy of the world. But wealth comes at a cost: the precious resin was transported along the Frankincense Road, a dangerous route through rocky mountains and barren desert. Alia is a princess in a dwindling kingdom that lies on the Frankincense Road. Having grown up hearing tales of the famous Queen of Sheba, she dreams of finding a way to restore her kingdom’s former might. When a caravan journeying to the mysterious incense lands stops to take on travellers, she sees her chance. She soon realises, however, that her trust in the caravan leaders has been misguided. They are not mere incense merchants, but traitors and mercenaries. Alia’s journey soon turns from dangerous to life-threatening. The Frankincense Trail is a story that transports the reader to a time and place reminiscent of the Arabian Nights tales.


I was Jane Austen's Best Friend: A Secret Diary by Cora Harrison (for review from HarperCollins)

When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen, she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip, and romance that Jane inhabits. At fifteen, Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship. So when Jenny falls utterly in love with Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this dashing man?

The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson (for review from Harpercollins)

"After it happened they were sent away.” So begins Kit Pearson’s new novel of mystery and family loyalty. It is 1932. Polly, almost ten, and her older sister, Maud, travel by train and boat from Winnipeg to an island between Vancouver and Victoria. There they will live with their grandmother, who will be their guardian. Maud will go to boarding school in Victoria, while Polly will live with her grandmother and attend the small school on the island.

Their grandmother and other family members welcome the girls warmly; new-school jitters give way to new friendships and even a new puppy; and slowly Polly feels that she is becoming part of a larger family she never knew until now.

But Polly and Maud have a dramatic secret, and they have promised each other never to tell anyone. A surprise arrival on the island, however, threatens Polly’s newfound happiness and tests the bonds of family love. Can Polly keep the secret and her new life on the island?


Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce (for review from HarperCollins)

Big Nate is on a roll!
Nate’s a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins up. Now Nate’s stuck in second place. And Artur means business.
Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?


Life of Shouty: Good Habits by NeonSeon (from Pump Up Your Book Tours)

This touching story helps children understand that bad habits can follow them into adulthood. Clever and insightful, the pop art illustrations reveal Shouty's journey as he tries to develop good habits and become the person he wants to be. Can Shouty pull through and make better choices? Find out in this encouraging tale.



Life of Shouty: Food and Fitness by NeonSeon (from Pump Up Your Book Tours)

In the second book of the Life of Shouty series, Shouty goes from overweight and overwhelmed to fit and focused. Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and reminds us it's never too late to start making changes.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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14 comments :

  1. These books look great! I am really intrigued by Jane Austen's Best Friend.

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  2. I requested the Shouty books too! Just waiting now to see if they come in. Nice selection and I call dibs on The Whole Truth. ;)

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  3. The Whole Truth looks very interesting. I hope you enjoy all your new reads. Happy reading!

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  4. The Whole Truth sounds very good! Enjoy all of those new books!

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  5. I love Big Nate!! I hope all of your books are great!

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  6. The Whole Truth and Jane Austen's Best Friend both sound like books I would enjoy! I will keep an eye out for your thoughts on them before putting them on my wish list.

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  7. Oh, these all look tempting...but The Whole Truth really grabbed me. Hope you enjoy them all...and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

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  8. Wow you may actually be busier than me! Love all the spins on Jane Austen!
    My IMM

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  9. a variety in your mailbox, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/mailbox-monday-great-place-for-seizure.html

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  10. I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend sounds right up my alley, and my daughter can't wait to read the new Big Nate book. Happy reading!

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  11. Nice mailbox. I'm going to look up I was Jane Austen's Best Friend. Have a good week!

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  12. Nice mixed bunch of books. Always the best kind of mailbox to have. Enjoy them all.

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  13. I will be very interested to hear what you make of the book by Cora Harrison as generally I dislike authors that write books like this as I feel they are taking advantage of the success of others.

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  14. Great mailbox! My Bebe Boy James loves the Big Nate books! Enjoy!

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