We Love Cheap Reads

It’s been a while since I’ve done a mailbox post. Well, there’s no time like the present to share my goodies. Without further ado, in the order I’ve received:

Women Food and God by Geneen Roth was a book I took a real chance on. It was offered in a Goodreads giveaway. A little something for those of you who don’t know how Goodreads giveaways work. If you win, they expect you to review the book. If you don’t, it decreases your chances of winning in the future. If you do review your winnings, it increases your chances of future winning. See the thing is, I’m not really a non-fiction reader. But lately, I’ve been quite dissatisfied with the 10-15 lbs I’ve gained over the last 4 years or so. Could this book provide the bit of the inspiration I need to shed those extra pounds? So I entered and won. The other plus to winning this book, is when I’m done, I can pass it on to my mother who loves inspirational books. I’m a little over the half-way mark and plan to finish it by Monday the latest. So far it’s not bad. πŸ™‚

Woman Food and God by Geneen Roth is available at:

The Book Depository

Barnes & Nobles


Now normally, I’m not a fan of kiddie books. Once in a while, I’ll head to the used bookstore and pick up some for my preschooler, if I can find a decent one. But if you ask me, most age appropriate books for my little guy are boring. I read them and struggle to find entertainment value in the sameness. Now this book, I’m looking forward to going through it with my son. It’s more than just a book for entertaining; it offers educational value. Anyway, I’m pretty excited about this one. My little guy has a speech delay, so exposing him to different words and sounds will be most excellent. I owe this awesome win to LovLivLife Reviews. Thanks Charity!

Meet Einstein by Mariela Kleiner is available at:

The Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)


A few weeks ago, my oldest daughter had one of these books. It reminded me a lot of Susan Bischoff’s new cover art for Heroes ’til Curfew. When I found these on sale for $2 each, I HAD to scoop them up. So there you have it! I can’t resist a good bargain.

Find The Angel Experiment at:

Barnes and Nobles

The Book Depository

Find School’s Out β€” Forever at:

Barnes and Nobles

The Book Depository

Find Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports at:

Barnes and Nobles

The Book Depository

Try the three box set (The Angel Experiment (Book 1), School’s Out Forever (Book 2), and Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Book 3).

Barnes & Nobles

The Book Depository

Find The Final Warning at:

Barnes and Nobles

The Book Depository

The Pile Up

It seems like forever since I’ve done my last mailbox post. Like a good girl, I’ve slowed down on purchases. Yay me! The first two books I believe I preordered, so even that’s kind of good, right? So, let’s see what goodies we have. πŸ™‚

Like I said, this was a preorder. Nalini Singh’s Psi/Changeling series used to be on my instant buy list. Then came the Guild Hunter, which turned into an instant buy also. Only the third in the series, I’m hoping for a winner here. Hopefully her next Guild Hunter book will be an auto-purchase also. But we’ll see.

Next up, Dreams of a Dark Warrior. Kresley Cole has NEVER let me down, and I’m hoping for greatness with this work also. I’m in the middle of Meljean Brook’s Iron Duke, but this book is definitely next. Kresley Cole is one of those authors who currently has a place at the top of my to-read list no matter what’s on my plate. Yes, she’s that good, and I highly recommend her. I’m such a pessimist and keep expecting her to blow it, but she continues to draw me in with each story. Way to go, Ms. Cole!

This round I also received a couple of complimentary copies from authors. Woot!

Last month I read Space Junque (review here). It was my first space opera, and I rather enjoyed it. I was pretty lucky Ms. Rigel offered her next novella to me. I had quite a few questions after the first novella and knew Space Junque was only the tip of the iceberg. Beautiful artwork, don’t you think?

It’s been forever since I’d read a thriller. I used to be really into them, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Peter Straub… then the I started having nightmares. When I read the blurb for Reunion it really drew me, in a sick twisted, I’m asking for trouble kind of way. πŸ™‚ Reunion doesn’t release until May 1, so hopefully I’ll have time to build up my courage. Wish me pleasant dreams. Yikes!

Gimme! Gimme!

My Book Depository goodies are starting to trickle in. Apparently the mail has been a little slow in the Old World. So! Let’s see what the mailbox has vomited over the last few days.

I’ve heard folks talking about this book. Finally after Aimee Laine boasted about it, I picked it up. ‘Nuf said. We’ll see how this goes. I’m typically not a non-fiction fan, but this is worthy, I think.

We all know how disappointing anthologies can be. I finished Burning Up a few weeks past, and Meljean’s story really rocked (read review here). Save for the Hero’s obsession with the Heroine never being explained it would have made my top 2010 read for sure. Anyway, Ms. Brook earned herself a fan with her Burning Up Contribution. If she keeps up the good work, I might become a permanent fixture hoarding her prior books.

Okay, this one. πŸ™‚ Mind Games, the first in the series, was a twitter recommendation. It was my first Urban Fantasy book, and I absolutely LOVED it. 2010 Favorite, by the way (see review here). So of course, I had to come back for more.

I’ve had a couple of people from twitter recommend Unearthly to me. I have no idea what it’s about. However, it seems to be getting decent reviews, so I’m in. That’s it. Cool cover though.

The Book Depository

My Overcrowded Mailbox

This is a little crazy post, since it’s been a long while since I’ve mentioned what’s in my mailbox. I’m so bad, I’ve even reviewed some of the works already. So, here goes!

Print Books

Now this little number was my daughters’ doing. Or maybe it started with a twitter recommendation. Anyway, someone recommended City of Bones (my oldest daughter or twitter). I do know my oldest daughter said City of Bones was the best book she read in 2009. Either way, I purchased it. My youngest daughter often harasses me for reads. I kept telling her, “your sister said City of Bones was the best read she had in 2009.” Finally my young one gave in and read the darned book. Next thing I know, she’s asking me for all the books in the series. Well, I purchased this one and the next one for her. Still waiting for City of Glass to arrive though. As for me, πŸ™‚ I’ve yet to read City of Bones. Shame on me.

There here’s another twitter recommendation. Well, kind of. Someone recommended I read the next book in the series. But being me, I like to start at the beginning. So that’s how this came to be. Honestly, I have no idea what this ones about. All I know is it’s a YA novel. I’m really getting into to the YA genre.

Now this one, I wasn’t expecting in the mail. I even checked my book depository order to make sure I actually ordered it. And yep… I did. The only thing I could think of is that I must have wanted closer while I was selecting books. Not that I have anything against the Tarien Soul series. Just that I thought the last book was unnecessary. Well, I have it now. Here’s hoping for the best.

Anyway… I think I might start doing a next up kind of thing on the side bar. We’ll see.


Why am I grouping these three together you might ask? These three I’ve actually already read and reviewed. I picked up The Goblin Brothers Adventures strictly out of courtesy. Not a bad read, I might say (my review here). L.K. Rigel offered me Space Junque around the time she volunteered to do her Authors Helping Authors post last week. Another fun read (Space Junque review here). And Guilty Pleasures… what can I say? I wanted more after reading Comfort Foods. I’ll post the review for Guilty Pleasures this coming Monday.

So shortly after I read Goblin Brothers Adventure, Lindsay Buroker went all crazy and sh*t releasing all these works. One of them, which also happened to be a free read, was Ice Cracker II. Like the smarty I am, I rushed to pick it up. If I’m not mistaken, it’s a bit of a teaser leading into Emperor’s Edge.

So Amanda Hocking books are so popular, I’ve been debating buying them for awhile. After unsuccessfully trying to cram Hush Money by Susan Bischoff down my daughters’ throats, I finally suggested My Blood Approves to my oldest daughter. She read the sample chapter and hopped all over it. One by one, I purchased the novels for her. If she ever gets off restriction, she might get more Amanda Hocking novels.

Forsaken by Shadow was another book I’d been wanting to read. I kept putting it off. Last month (December 17 to be exact), I won a copy of it from Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Yes, I know… that’s how long it’s been since I’ve done my mailbox post. An entire month. For some reason, things just kept popping up. Well, I’m reading it now… so definitely expect a review in the next few weeks. Then Kait Nolan did this awesome thing. Sign up for her newsletter, and she’ll send a copy of Devil’s Eye. I already follow her blog, what’s one more email. haha So voila! I’m the proud owner of Devil’s Eye also.

So, that wraps up this crazy long post. Hopefully the next one won’t be so long. I’m still expecting a batch of books from the book depository. I just need to keep up. πŸ™‚ Man, I need to update my Reading List and Review Page big time. Until next time. Happy readings!