Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday - November 22

Mailbox Monday
is hosted by Julie @ Knitting and sundries(October Host)
We share what books that we found
in our mailboxes last week.
The first two books I received from Shelf Awareness:

Anatomy of Ghosts

They say Jerusalem is haunted by Mrs Whichcote's ghost. Frank Oldershaw claims he saw her in the garden, where she drowned. Now he's under the care of a physician.

Desperate to salvage her son's reputation and restore him to health, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs her own agent - John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts, a controversial attack on the existence of ghostly phenomena. But his arrival in Cambridge disrupts the uneasy status quo. He glimpses a world of privilege and abuse, where the sinister Holy Ghost Club governs life at Jerusalem more effectively than the Master, Dr Carbury, ever could.

But Holdsworth's powers of reason and natural philosophy have other challenges. He dreams of his dead wife, Maria, who roams the borders of death. And now there's Elinor, the very-much-alive Master's wife, to haunt him in life. And at the heart of it all is the mystery of what really happened to Sylvia Whichcote in the claustrophobic confines of Jerusalem.

Why was Sylvia found lying dead in the Long Pond just before a February dawn? Why was she in Jerusalem at all? And how did she die? 
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Hyperion (first published September 2nd 2010) 

A Widow's Story: A Memoir

In 2008 Joyce Carol Oates lost the husband—Raymond Smith—to whom she’d been married for 48 years. Her recollections of those harrowing early days of widowhood provide a glimpse of Oates as a teacher of writers and as caretaker of the literary magazine she and her husband kept in print for so long.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Ecco 
This book I bought (Blood of the Moon).  I became friends with the author on Facebook and wanted to read his book!:

Blood Of The Moon

by Richard Gazala (Goodreads Author)
What if everything you know about oil is a lie?

David Rivers is a second-generation oilman. From Houston, he runs the multinational oil company built by his father, former Apollo astronaut Michael Rivers, one of the last men alive to walk on the moon. Michael now spends his days confined to an assisted-living facility, his mind succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Somewhere in Michael's crumbling memory is a devastating secret he has revealed to no one in over forty years, not even to his sole surviving child. The secret is the location of a small capsule Michael brought back from the moon in 1972 containing proof that conventional wisdom is a deliberate lie. With the cryptic aid of an anonymous benefactor deep within the ancient and powerful secret society of the Hostmen of Newcastle, David races to unravel the mysteries shrouding his father's legacy while wars, terrorism, and riots over dwindling oil reserves inflame the planet, and a corrupted American presidential election teeters in the balance. David finds himself confronting the same crisis of conscience his father faced decades before. Should he risk his life and company to expose the Hostmen's lies? Or will he bury what he uncovers and let the world burn? 
Paperback, 392 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by iUniverse, Incorporated (first published 2009) 
The Last book is one that I bought from the author through 
a fundraiser on a blog. 
I am excited about this book!  
It is signed by the author and also has notes written by the author 
throughout the book!

Taken by Storm (Taken by Storm #1)

 Isn't this cool!  Here is her note to me and autograph, and also a page she has written on telling me a song to listen to while reading Chapter 5!  There are several notations throughout the book!

Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. No sex. No dating outside the Mormon faith. When Michael Walden—a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane—arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.
Will their intense chemistry be too strong to resist?
Leesie and Michael must make the hardest choice of their lives: whether to follow their beliefs or their hearts.
Readers will be swept away by this tale of forbidden romance told in online chats, Leesie’s chapbook poems, and Michael’s dive log. It’s as steamy as Twilight and just as clean.



  1. Fun books! I too received A Widows Story this past week and am excited to read it!

  2. A Widows Story sounds good! Have you read A Widows Season by Laura Brodie? Fiction and excellent reading.

  3. No, Mystica, I haven't read The Widows Season, but I looked it up on Goodreads and it looks good. Thanks. I marked it to read!

  4. That is so cool about the autographed copy and the song recommendation!!

  5. I think it's neat that the author included notations. Happy reading!

  6. A Widow's Story caught my eye. I love reading memoirs and Oates is a very talented writer.

    Happy Thanksgiving!