Monday, December 21, 2015

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading for Dec 21

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

My kids are off school. I can't wait to sleep in!

2016 is just around the corner. What will be the first book you read this new year? Head on over to Book Journey and join the fun in letting your readers know by posting about it with the rest of us. Sheila puts together a collage of all participating bloggers.

I'm super excited about my mailbox this week! I got this one from Harper. It's the sequel to Forbidden, which I read at the beginning of this year and loved!

Banished (Forbidden #2) by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Perfect for fans of Cleopatra's Moon and the adult bestseller The Red Tent, this is the epic sequel toForbidden, set in the unforgiving deserts of ancient Mesopotamia. Jayden's courage will be put to the test as she fights for her survival and the one she loves.

Jayden thought she had lost everything. After months of traveling in the desert, she discovers her beloved Kadesh is injured but still alive. However, the two must flee immediately, for the vengeful and jealous Horeb is on their trail, desperate to take Jayden back to be his bride.

The trek to the southern lands comes with heartache and danger, and as Jayden and Kadesh draw closer to their destination, she realizes that even he has been keeping secrets from her . . . ones that will change everything.

Kimberley Griffiths Little's riveting sequel to Forbidden will leave readers begging for the final installment.

Bought for me and my daughter. She's already read all the previous books and I still need to catch up!

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles # 4) by Marissa Meyer

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

Bought this one too:

I Love My Body Book by Lisa Lynn

As parents, one of the toughest jobs we face is teaching our children how to love themselves and their bodies the way God made them. For kids, this isn't always easy.

When kids don't love themselves for who they are, they have a tendency not to eat healthfully or pay attention to taking care of the body that God gave them. Self-love is the best way to teach our children how to take care of themselves by eating nutritiously, exercising, learning to express our feelings and being grateful for what we have vs. what we don't have.

The I Love My Body Book addresses all of the issues kids face (adults too). This book is a must have for every household who wants to be physically and emotionally healthy. Parents say they love this book to as it makes these principals easy to do.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

What I Read Last Week:

This is going on my Best reads List!

What I Am Currently Reading:

Different and intriguing!

Up Next:

Posts From Last Week:

The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse by Gwyneth Jane Page

The Loft by Bette Lee Crosby

Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers by Sally Allen

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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. Sleeping in is a great part of the holidays but there's so much work to do! Enjoy your break and your books!

    1. I never feel like I get enough sleep! But at least I won't feel so guilty reading until the wee hours of the morning. ;-)

  2. Oh, great stack! I love the cover on the new Lauren Carr book, and realize that I don't have this one! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    I slept late a couple of days last week, and it was wonderful. I could sleep late every day, I suppose, as I have no kids to get off, etc., LOL. But when your body is used to early rising, it is hard to sleep in. Enjoy!

    1. I can't sleep in past 9 am because, like you, my body is used to waking up early. By the way, Lauren Carr has a new book coming out soon called Cancelled Vows.

  3. Receiving the sequel to a book you read at the beginning of the year is a nice way to end the year! Enjoy! and have Happy Holidays!

  4. ENJOY your books and your week.

    Merry Christmas, Laura.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. I got to sleep in a little this morning too. Definitely made me happy.

  6. I remember loving those days when the kids were off school and we could relax. Have a wonderful break!

  7. Winter has finally made it to my calendar. I won't be reading it for a while but at least is has a definite place in the stack. I have enjoyed all the other books in the series. Come see my week here. Happy holidays and happy reading!

  8. Great looking stack of new books. I hope to read most if not all of the Marissa Meyers series in 2016. Enjoyed your review of The Loft. Have a great Christmas.

  9. Sleeping in is always good. Love Christmas break as it is good to get a chance to unwind (although it can be a busy week too!). Hope you have a merry merry Christmas!

  10. My daughter is too excited at her young age for sleeping in, though anything past 4:30 am is really sleeping in for me. Happy holidays and enjoy those great looking books.


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