Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Bookish Day

I don't usually do a Mailbox post, but since I got a little pile today I thought I would share!

Review Copies:

The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere
When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love. Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year-old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using the children as pawns. She works long hours as a waitress to make ends meet, but her job is in jeopardy because she’s often late to work due to the unreliable teenaged sitters she’s forced to use. When Christine saves the life of a woman who works in Wilson’s department store, the owner of Wilson’s wants to find her, to thank her, but Christine has disappeared, losing another job once again. He sets his grandson, Jason, to the task of finding the mysterious “Christy.” Jason, an accountant by trade who has lost his job to downsizing, thinks he is “above” working at Wilson’s. Soon, he discovers that this new task gives him more than he bargains for. The Christmas Secret is a novel for anyone who wants to see how love is a gift that keeps giving back; that hope is a treasure that never runs dry, and that faith is a miracle that is reborn with each new day.
The Dragon Book: Modern Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
Never before published stories by New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Stroud, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Diana Gabaldon, and others.

Whether portrayed as fire-breathing reptilian beasts at war with humanity or as noble creatures capable of speech and mystically bonded to the warriors who ride them, dragons have been found in nearly every culture's mythology. In modern times, they can be found far from their medieval settings in locales as mundane as suburbia or as barren as post-apocalyptic landscapes-and in The Dragon Book, today's greatest fantasists reignite the fire with legendary tales that will consume readers' imaginations.

With original stories by New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Stroud, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Diana Gabaldon, Tamora Pierce, Harry Turtledove, Sean Williams, and Tad Williams as well as tales by Naomi Novik, Peter Beagle, Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple, Cecelia Holland, Kage Baker, Samuel Sykes, Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Rosenblum, Tanith Lee, Andy Duncan, and Bruce Coville.
Then, I bought:

The Obsidian Dagger by Catherine Webb
Breathers by S.G. Browne
Peter & Max: A Fables Novel by Bill Willingham

Okay, time to go read!


  1. Horatio Lyle! How fun!!

  2. I'm putting The Dragon Book on hold now. I read something about dragons while reading The Dresden Files so now I'm curious about them. Happy reading.

  3. What a great day :D I'm so glad that you got Breathers!! And I can't wait to hear what you have to say about Peter & Max!

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  5. That dragon book certainly sounds interesting and so does The Christmas Secret if I'm honest. LOL.

  6. I just picked up Breathers from the library this last week!! How cool!

  7. I got the Dragon Book to review too! I'm so glad to see you've got Peter and Max, I'm planning on reading it when I get done the gn's to date. Can't wait to hear what you think of it?

  8. The Dragon Book has some awesome contributors. I'm definitely going to add that to my wishlist :)

  9. That dragon book: I wantz it!

  10. They both sound neat! I might add The Christmas Secret to my holiday reading list.


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