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Mailbox Monday – Now to find time to read them all …

This was a much better week in terms of incoming books! The only problem is that, with the holidays coming up (and I haven’t done much in terms of shopping yet), it will be a challenge finding time to sit down with these. And I really want to!

So here’s what came this past week:

Children’s Books: My One Hundred Adventures, by Polly Horvath

Children’s Books: The Case of the Missing Marquess, by Nancy Springer

Mystery: The Cure for All Diseases, by Reginald Hill

Young Adult: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart

Mystery: The Victoria Vanishes, by Christopher Fowler

Chick Lit/Romance: Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner

What did everyone else get in the mail?

Mailbox Monday: Another Eclectic Mix

It’s Mailbox Monday again, and here’s what arrived in Ms. Bookish’s household this past week:

Mystery/Thriller: The Book of Lies, by Brad Meltzer.

Chick Lit/Mystery: Big Boned, by Meg Cabot

General fiction/Holidays: The Christmas Train, by David Baldacci

Young adult/Fantasy: The Dragonfly Pool, by Eva Ibbotson

Thriller/Suspense: The Fire, by Katherine Neville

Romance: Sundays at Tiffany’s, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Graphic novel/Children’s book/Mystery: Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 2, by Liam O’Donnell and Michael Cho

Paranormal/Urban fantasy: Personal Demon, by Kelley ArmstrongYoung adult: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Children’s book: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things, by Lenore Look

Mystery: Santa Clawed, by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown

Chick lit/Romance: Daring Chloe, by Laura Jensen Walker

Mystery: Not in the Flesh, by Ruth Rendell

Children’s book/Fantasy: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick

I suspect I’m going to have to start reading just a little bit faster to get through my TBR pile. Reviews on each of these will be upcoming as I get through them.

Mailbox Monday (on a Tuesday!)

A little late with my Mailbox Monday post! But I just had to write this up, since I had such a nice round-up of reads come to the house this past week:

First up, in children’s fiction: The Penderwicks and The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, both by Jeanne Birdsall. I have been wanting to read The Penderwicks for some time now, so it was lovely to have both of these arrive. I’m definitely looking forward to these!

I recently finished and reviewed The Wright 3, by Blue Balliett, so The Calder Game has come at a good time, as Petra, Calder and Tommy are still very much in my mind. The earlier books in Balliett’s art-related mystery series for children are wonderful, and I’m sure this one won’t disappoint.

Moving on to the mysteries, first up is The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday, by Alexander McCall Smith. I’ve followed Isabel Dalhousie’s adventures since The Sunday Philosophy Club; I fell in love with her right from the start, and my main criticism of the series is that Smith tends to portray her as “older”, but she’s only in her 40s (with a new baby!) and I’ve never seen her as being “older”.

For a little bit of light mystery, there’s Withering Heights, by Dorothy Cannell. While this is the 12th book in the series, it’s my first Ellie Haskell read. It sounds like a fun and sassy kind of mystery.

Next comes another light mystery, with a paranormal touch: Death Perception, by Victoria Laurie. This is my first foray into the “Psychic Eye” mystery series. It definitely looks like it will be a fun read.

Finally, and still in the mystery category, there’s White Corridor, by Christopher Fowler, a Peculiar Crimes Unit book. I had previously read The Water Room, and enjoyed it very much. Fowler’s main characters are wonderfully quirky and the mystery was very absorbing, so I’m very much looking forward to getting reaquainted with Arthur Bryant and John May.

It looks like I have a wonderful reading week ahead of me. Reviews of each of these books will be forthcoming. Right now, I’m deep in The Riddles of Epsilon, by Christine Morton-Shaw; it is wonderfully creepy and mysterious, and should be the next review to be posted here.