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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mailbox Monday




My first book for this Mailbox was a win from Debbie at debs book bag. The Last Christian deals with futuristic scifi (2088) with combining mans quest for eternal life with God's gift of everlasting life.



I am not very keen on sci fiction type of reading but am looking forward to this book. I also think it is time I got out of my comfort zone reading wise and got into things which I am a bit hazy about . My reading has been almost zero on this type of subject so I am very keen to read this book and come back to you with a review.





Twelve Times Blessed by Jacquelyn Mitchard was a gift from my daughter. The blurb says "A warm and moving novel of love second time around". That would be interesting I am sure.


The story spread over one year deals with a woman trying to balance responsibilities of family with feelings of the heart. I have enjoyed stories which are compartmentalized into days or months before so will enjoy this book I am sure.







The last one Lady of the Roses (also from my daughter) by Sandra Worth is one I have been eyeing for some time. I like historical fiction very much but there is so much of it around and all good and getting the latest is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. This was a really lucky find for me. Her latest book looks wonderful but that will have to wait and I will have to be happy with this one.

The book dealing with the war of the roses and Isobel and John Neville whose enduring love carries them through a very tumultuous period of English history.




I am lucky that over the last couple of months I have had access to such varied reading. Some months are not so! I also like to mix genres - do other readers feel the way I do. Looking forward to everyone else's Mailboxes!

23 comments:

Marce said...

Those are new to me Mystica, enjoy.

Misha said...

Lady of the Roses seems very interesting to me. I am a historical fiction fanatic and have a special interest in that period.
Happy Reading!

Aisle B said...

Your daughter got you some incredible books and hope the sci fi peaks & tickles your fancy. Every now and then you do something different so this is the one you start with.

Happy reading :)

Just Mom said...

Jacquelyn Mitchard is a favorite but I have never heard of this one - will be excited to hear what you think when you are done.

jackie b central texas said...

Mystica it is nice to mix genres, since most of my books tend to run toward the darker UF/PNR and when I read a historical romance or even a good thriller it makes me appreciate the difference pretty quickly!

Thanks for stopping by my IMM today and happy reading!

Blodeuedd said...

Dunno about the first too, but that Sandra Worth book is a yes for me. So I will be awaiting your review

Majanka said...

Lady of the Roses has been on my wishlist for quite a while now. Enjoy reading! Here's my Mailbox for this week.

leeswammes said...

Looks good, Mystica. I sometimes enter a giveaway when I'm not sure about the book. As you say, it's a good way to broaden your horizons.

Elysium said...

I've read Lady of the Roses and I quite liked it. Hope you enjoy your new books!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Several of these look good Mystica; enjoy

bermudaonion said...

Nice mailbox! Lady of the Roses looks particularly good to me.

Anna said...

The Last Christian sounds very interesting. I'm looking forward to your thoughts. I've found that blogging prompted me to read outside my comfort zone many times, and mostly it's proved to be a great experience.

Mary said...

I don't think I've seen the Mitchard book before. I'll watch for your review.
Yes, I like to mix genres up a bit :)

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

I'm not familiar with any of those. Twelve Times Blessed sounds particularly interesting!

I really like to spread my reading across genres, and I try not to read more than two books in a row of a given type.

Enjoy your books!

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Enjoy your books, they look fantastic! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

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Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I haven't read any of these. Congrats on your win! I like to read lots of different genres... I've thought about limiting to just one or two, but it just doesn't seem like fun. :) Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

All new titles for me. I like historical fiction once in a while. Lady of the Roses looks good.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I think I have Twelve Times Blessed but haven't read it yet. I have read other books by Mitchard and have loved them. I'll have to stop by and check out your review after you have read it.

Holly said...

I have Lady of the Roses on my TBR but haven't gotten to it yet. I might have to give it a go soon. I love war of the roses books. Happy reading!

Aths said...

Twelve Times Blessed does sounds interesting. I'll have to look it up. Enjoy your books!

Laura Ashlee said...

I'm not really taking that much. I'm only enrolled in 6 hours this semester. I should have plenty of time for reading. The real question is will my boyfriend allow me time to read or will he demand all my time?

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

What a great week! Several of these look really good :)