Mailbox Monday – March 9, 2009

mailboxHere are the books that arrived at the Ms. Bookish household this past week:

Mystery: Bones, by Jonathan Kellerman. I have read all of Kellerman’s previous Alex Delaware books, and I’m definitely looking forward to this latest one – I’ve been waiting and waiting for it to come out in paperback (which it did before my turn came up for the hardcover version at my local library). Kellerman’s mysteries are complex and intricate, and since I know they’re difficult to put down, I’m waiting for a nice chunk of time when I can sit and read this one from cover to cover. (If I don’t, and give in to impulse, I’m almost guaranteed a 3 am bedtime as a result, and I’m getting a little long in the tooth for that kind of thing these days.)

Romance: Married in Seattle, by Debbie Macomber. I actually bought this book by mistake. I’ve been meaning to read Jodi Picoult, but I couldn’t remember her name (that long in the tooth thing again) and when I saw the name Debbie Macomber, I thought, that must be who I was thinking of. Only it wasn’t.

Mystery: In a Dark House, by Deborah Crombie, via Bookmooch. I just finished reading this a few days ago – the review is on my to-do list. I read the first Kinkaid/James mystery last summer and enjoyed it, and after stumbling on a few reviews of other books in the series, I decided to pick up In a Dark House – and I am extremely glad that I did! I am determined now to read all the books in the series. Yes, it was that good.

Update: Forgot this one (not sure why, since I’m actually in the middle of reading it – oh wait, that long in the tooth thing, again, right?): Chick Lit: It Would Be Funny … If It Wasn’t My Life, by Lisa Dow. This one’s a fun one, so far.

Mailbox Mondays is hosted each Monday over at The Printed Page – it’s a great way to see what other book bloggers are adding to their TBR piles.

11 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – March 9, 2009

  1. Alyce

    I have to take a list with me to the bookstore so that I can remember what I want to get. I think I get overwhelmed with all of the wonderful choices and lose focus. Kind of like a kid in a candy store. :) Enjoy your books!

  2. Cathy

    I finally took the advice of a bookaholic mystery buddie and tried Crombie last year. It was an immediate love affair. I’ve got all of them except the last one, and I’ve been reading them much faster than I normally would because my husband got hooked on them, too, and keeps breathing down my neck wanting the next one. Shoulda kept my mouth shut, eh?

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  3. Ms. Bookish Post author

    Thanks for coming by, everyone.

    Kathy, Beth, I have to have something to blame for the loss of those memory cells!

    Alyce, I know that kid in a candy store feeling, definitely.

    Cathy, now that I think about it, it was probably at your blog where I saw a review of one of the Crombie books that reminded me I had wanted to look into the series again.


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