Friday, May 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (8)

This is a meme that I first heard about from Kristi over at The Story Siren and immediately wanted to jump on board.

Every week we’ll post about what books we have received (whether they’re bought/borrowed, etc… you get the idea). This is generally done on Sunday, but I’m told that it’s really whatever day works for you; I’m going to be posting mine on Fridays because I tend to post less on the weekends.

Everyone participating will try and visit other lists to comment and possibly pine for the new arrivals everyone’s talking about. I’ve learned that it’s a great idea to really try and stop by at least two or three lists because I’m constantly finding out about new books that I’ve later added to my TBR list.

So this week was slow on the new purchases...mainly because I'm still trying to get through the old ones, but I was lucky enough to be able to get one that I've been waiting on for a while.  

The Fire Opal by Regina McBride

There was a time when Maeve O'Tullagh led a simple life; a time when she and her mother, Nuala, collected kelp on the foreshore near their cottage in Ard Macha; a time when she played among the Celtic ruins with her older brothers and daydreamed about the legendary Holy Isles, an enchanted land ruled in a past age by a beautiful goddess.

But after Maeve's sister, Ishleen, is born, her mother sinks into a deep, impenetrable trance. For years, Maeve tries to help her mother "awaken," and then the unthinkable happens: Ishleen succumbs to the same mysterious ailment as Nuala.

Heartbroken to think that her sister and her mother might be lost to her forever, Maeve sets off on an unimaginable quest to a world filled with fantastical creatures, a web of secrets, a handsome, devious villain who will stop at nothing to have her hand in marriage—braving them all to retrieve a powerful glowing stone that will help her recover the souls of her loved ones and bring them home to Ard Macha.

That was it for my mailbox this week but on a more exciting note, starting Monday I have a really fun week planned for the's Angel Star themed and there will be a review, (of course) and an interview with the author, Jennifer Murgia.  I'll also have a post about the Gaithersburg Book Festival which takes place tomorrow, Murgia will be there along with a lot of other great authors I'm looking forward to meeting.

And there just might be a new contest that everyone will want to get in on...because you guys know I don't like to go to a book signing and not share the love with you stay tuned next week for some great fun!

It's Friday and you know by now what that's Book Blogger Hop time! I can't tell you how many great blogs I've come across and started following week after week thanks to Jennifer's weekly meme that gives everyone a chance to get their blog head on over to Crazy-for-Books and let me know what you find.

Just another reminder...don't forget to enter the contest for your chance to win one of four great books! Just click on the contest tab at the top of the page and you'll find the link, contest ends May 21st.

Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Hi there! I found your blog through the Book Blogger Hop, and I'm a new follower. Keep up the good work! Great contest. I'm about to host my very first contest too!

  2. Hi; I'm here from the Hop! I like your blog; it's great!

  3. So happy to have found you through the Book Blogger Hop - you have a great blog that I will be sure to come back and visit again!

    Come on by my book blog when you have a moment. I have an eclectic mix of reviews - including a fair amount of YA.

  4. Hopped on by to say have a fantastic weekend!

  5. Thanks for stopping by Super, good luck with your contest, I'll definitely be stopping by to check it out soon!

    Thanks for the stop tubathespian, always love new visitors!

    Thanks for stopping by Alison, I'm heading over to check yours out right now.

  6. I hopped on by from Book Blogger blog you have here!

  7. Hi! Just stopping by! Great blog :)



Related Posts with Thumbnails