Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mailbox Monday - 5/17

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. 

I got four books in my mailbox last week.  Two were from; those were the anthology "Night's Edge" and "From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"

The third from from Early Reviewer's Program and that one was Cyclist BikeList by Laura Robinson.  Looks like a great book on basic bike maintenance, which is something I could definitely brush up on.

The fourth book I bought; this one was Volcano: A Visual Guide.  My son is obsessed with Volcanoes right now and this is an awesome book.  It is full of tons of beautiful pictures with short descriptions and had some interesting volcanic things that I had never seen or heard of before.  It even talks about volcanoes on different planets!  Highly recommended!

Hope you all got some interesting books!  Happy reading :-)

Night's Edge by Maggie Shayne, Charlaine Harris, Barabara Hambly
Night's Edge: Dancers in the Dark\Her Best Enemy\Someone Else's Shadow  
First Sentence: "Rue paused to gather herself before she pushed open the door mark both Blue Moon Entertainment and Black Moon Productions."
"Dancers in the Dark by New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
Dancer Layla Rue Le May's childhood prepared her to handle just about anything, including her aloof partner, Sean McClendon, a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire. Even so, when she somehow acquires a stalker, Layla Rue is surprised to find that Sean is the only one she can trust….
Her Best Enemy by USA TODAY bestselling author Maggie Shayne
Kiley Brigham refuses to believe there's a ghost in her house, but when an unseen hand leaves a bloody message on her bathroom mirror, she's forced to turn to local psychic Jack McCain. As the two work to uncover a long-buried secret, Kiley finds that she's haunted not by spirits, but by thoughts of Jack….
Someone Else's Shadow by Locus Award–winning author Barbara Hambly
Maddie Laveau worries about her young roommate, Tessa, when she stays late to practice ballet in the old Glendower Building…and when Tessa goes missing, Maddie enlists mysterious tenant Phil Anderson to help. But is Phil the white knight she needs, or the predator she fears?"

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler  
First Sentence: "Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away."
"When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.
Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself."

Cyclist BikeList: The Book for Every Rider by Laura Robinson
Cyclist BikeList: The Book for Every Rider  
First Sentence: "I remember the April day when I fell in love with cycling."
"Bikes are becoming an ever-more vital part of daily life for people of all ages. Laura Robinson combines fascinating history (the first bike was propelled by the rider’s feet pushing against the ground) with useful and fun information, including tips for the way to dress for safe and efficient biking; what to eat for maximum body efficiency; and how to select and maintain a bike.

The book features riding superstars like Lance Armstrong as well as the kids from Chippewas of Nawash First Nations, whose mountain bike team is coached by Robinson.

Detailed diagrams and charts of different types of bikes, tire treads, and even road signs, along with bios of famous cyclists throughout history make this lively book the perfect resource for both dedicated riders and first-time cyclists."

Volcano: A Visual Guide by Donna O'Meara
Volcano: A Visual Guide  
First Sentence: "Volcanoes are a smorsgasborg for the senses."
"Rare and previously unpublished photographs of the most powerful of all natural events.
Through 250 spectacular full-color images, Volcano: A Visual Guide takes readers on an armchair journey to 40 of the world's most active and important volcanoes.
Informative text describes the features and structure of volcanoes, eruption dynamics, and what makes a volcano active, dormant or extinct. Fascinating details reveal how experts use technology to predict volcanic activity, and what volcanoes tell us about the geological history of Earth.
Stunning color photographs of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions showcase volcanoes worldwide and beyond, including:
  • The United States
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Montserrat
  • Italy
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • The Cook Islands
  • The Philippines
  • The Pacific Ocean
  • New Zealand
  • The Moon, Venus, Mars and Triton.
Volcanoes and the forces that create them produce many of our planet's most stunning natural spectacles and dramatic landscapes. Volcano: A Visual Guide provides a magical view inside the Earth's interior."


  1. They look good - especially timely is the volcano book :)

  2. You got a great variety of book! My nephew would probably like the bike maintenance one. Enjoy!

  3. nice mailbox. I love volcanos, too! Here's my Mailbox.

  4. Ooh I bet that Volcano book has amazing stuff! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. Wow! It sounds like lots of great reading for you and your son. Enjoy! :)

    Here's my mailbox:

  6. The Mixed Up Files book is so much fun! One of my faves from when I was younger.