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Short week again.  I expect not to have really heavy weeks the rest of the year lol.

  1. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning.  Bought.
  2. Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.  Bought.
  3. Hell on Heels anthology.  Bought.
  4. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn.  Bought.

What did you get?


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

I forgot to get this up yesterday, since I’ve been working a lot lately.

  1. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber.  From Dorcester Publishing for review.
  2. Strip Search by Shayla Black.  Contest win from Seductive Musings.
  3. How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist.  From Anna @ Hachette for review.
  4. So Into You by Sandra Hill.  From Anna@ Hachette for review.

What did you get?

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

This week in the mail:

  1. Summer of Two Wishes by Julia London.  From Pocket Books for a blog tour/book review.
  2. A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker.  Courtesy of Pump Up Your Book Promotion for a blog tour.
  3. Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak.  From HarperCollins for review.
  4. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran.  Courtesy of Pump Up Your Book Promotion for a blog tour.
  5. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward.  Bought.
  6. Red Kiss by Deidre Knight.  Bought.
  7. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley.  Bought.
  8. Not Quite A Husband by Sherry Thomas.  Bought.
  9. Her Notorious Viscount by Jenna Peterson.  Bought.
  10. A Scotsman in Love by Karen Ranney.  Bought.
  11. When His Kiss is Wicked by Kaitlin O’Riley.  Bought.
  12. Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long.  Bought.
  13. Let Sleeping Rogues Lie by Sabrina Jeffries.  Bought.
  14. Don’t Bargain With the Devil by Sabrina Jeffries.  Bought.
  15. Wed Him Before You Bed Him by Sabrina Jeffries.  Bought.
  16. Only a Duke Will Do by Sabrina Jeffries.  Bought.
  17. Beware A Scot’s Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries.  Bought.
  18. Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries.  Bought.
  19. To Seduce A Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt.  Bought.

What did you get?

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

I forgot to get my post up yesterday!!  Here it is!  I received last week:

  1. Show No Fear by Marliss Melton (ARC).  From Hachette for review.
  2. Chosen By Desire by Kate Perry (ARC).  From Hachette for review.
  3. Love You to Death by Shannon K. Butcher (ARC).  From Hachette for review.
  4. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson.  Contest win a long time ago from So Many Precious Books, So Little Time.
  5. Laced With Magic by Barbara Bretton.  For upcoming blog tour for Pump Up Your Book Promotion.  Thanks for tote too Barbara!!

What did you get?

These are the books I read in July:

  1. The Education of Mrs. Brimley– Donna MacMeans
  2. Succubus Heat– Richelle Mead
  3. Not Quite A Husband– Sherry Thomas
  4. To Sin With a Stranger– Kathryn Caskie
  5. Knight of Desire– Margaret Mallory
  6. Bought For Revenge, Bedded For Pleasure– Emma Darcy
  7. First Night– Tom Weston
  8. Tamed by a Laird– Amanda Scott

Not as many as June though.  Hopefully this month I get some major reading done.  I have several books that I agreed to review that I have yet to read, plus I’m doing some blog tours and I have other books that I just want to read because they look awesome.

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Nice past week for me.

  1. Stolen Fury by Elisabeth Naughton.  Contest win on Cynthia Eden’s blog.
  2. How to Score by Robin Wells.  Contest win from Readaholic, courtesy of Hachette.
  3. One Scream Away by Kate Brady.  From Anna at Hachette.
  4. Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton.  Contest win on Unmainstream Mom Reads, courtesy of Hachette.
  5. Tamed By a Laird by Amanda Scott.  From Anna at Hachette for review.
  6. Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory.  Contest win from Must Read Faster, courtesy of Hachette.
  7. Dads & Grads 8 book pack.  Contest win from Bookin’ With Bingo, courtesy of Hachette.
  8. Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti.  From Penguin/FSBMedia for review.
  9. Blue Heaven by C.J. Box.  From St. Martin’s Press for taking a survey.

Thanks to Anna at Hachette for sending me books.  Thanks to Bookin’ With Bingo, Must Read Faster, Unmainstream Mom Reads, Readaholic, and Cynthia Eden for holding the contests.  Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to take a survey.  Thanks to Penguin/FSBMedia for sending me the book for review.  Thanks to J. Kaye for sending my name to Penguin.

What’d you get this week?

1. To mark your page you: use a bookmark, bend the page corner, leave the book open face down?
I use bookmarks now.  When I didn’t have any bookmarks, I’d used whatever I could find, like scraps of paper, pieces of junk mail, tissues (not used, I swear!), receipts, etc.  I never bend the pages, and rarely leave the book open face down unless I know I’m going to get back to the book in a few minutes.

2. Do you lend your books?
Not very often.  The last time I lent some books out, the person I lent them to damaged the books.  I wasn’t very happy about that, because I am very careful with others’ belongings, and want other people to treat mine the way they’d treat theirs.  But if someone asked me to borrow some books, I’d let them, because I love talking about books with other people.

3. You find an interesting passage: you write in your book or NO WRITING IN BOOKS!
I never write in my books.  Never.  If I find an interesting passage, I just mark it with a bookmark or something.

4. Dust jackets – leave it on or take it off?
I usually take them off, unless they’re affixed to the book already.

5. Hard cover, paperback, skip it and get the audio book?
I like both hardcover and paperback, although I own a lot more paperback books than hardcover.  I don’t really like audiobooks though, because I can’t read at my own pace with an audiobook.  And usually the person’s voice distracts me from enjoying the book.

6. Do you shelve your books by subject, author, or size and color of the book spines?
All of my shelfs fit different size books, so I have to be conscious of a book’s size to be able to fit it on a particular shelf.  But I try to keep the same authors books together, especially if I have different series.

7. Buy it or borrow it from the library later?
For a very long time, I’d only borrow books from the library.  But in the past 3 years, I’d buy almost all my books.  Not this year.  Strictly from the library, or if I happen to win a giveaway.  I mostly read books first before I decide to buy them, but I’ve bought some books because they were bargain books on the Barnes and Noble website or from their covers and the blurbs, and I’m glad I did buy them.

8. Do you put your name on your books – scribble your name in the cover, fancy bookplate, or stamp?
Nope.  The only writing in any of my books is if I found books at a garage sale and they already had writing in them, or if I get a book signed or inscribed by an author.

9. Most of the books you own are rare and out of print books or recent publications?
I actually have a mix of both.  I spent 50 dollars on two rare out of print books once because my library didn’t have them, and neither did any major online bookstore, except from a used bookseller on Barnes and Noble.  Most of the books are probably recent publications though.

10. Page edges – deckled or straight?

11. How many books do you read at one time?
A few.  I read some books, and then go back to them later after I finished another.

12. Be honest, ever tear a page from a book?
Never have.  The blank pages in books are annoying, but I’ve never tore any out before.  Probably won’t ever do it, either.

If anyone else does this, let me know so I can read your answers too.


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