Monday, August 08, 2011

Monday Memes

Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by Life in the Thumb and is where book bloggers gather to share what showed up in their mailboxes this week, whether those mailboxes received email or snail mail.
Snail Mail:
Hey Kids, Want Some Chocolates?: My Family's Journey to Freedom
There are few fictional stories that can match the true story of the Mohr family and their long quest for freedom which began in Romania as World War II was getting underway. Their journey from Romania to Weimar Germany would begin a perilous four years in the lives of the parents and their children, especially Melitta. She vanished into a Nazi institution on the day of her birth and would not be seen again by her family for six months. The miraculous circumstances of the reunion with her family would alone make a compelling story. But the dangerous adventures did not end. Their experiences in Weimar, which was also home to the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp, were among the worst that could occur to any family. Later, the family would be confronted with another decision between the time Patton's Third Army liberated Buchenwald and Weimar and before the region would be turned over to the Soviet Union. Their efforts to catch the last train from Weimar to Augsburg, West Germany, are captivating.

Amazon Freebies (which I may actually read someday)
Texas Hold Him (Leisure Historical Romance)A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart Series #1)Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)MattieSurrender at DawnLove In Bloom
CRY UNCLEMiss Match (Lauren Holbrook Series, Book 1)Sixteen BridesVigilante's Bride, TheFrontiersman's Daughter, The: A NovelThe Callahans Book One: DestinyUp The GangwayVictoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise5 of the USA's Best TripsMother's Favorite Recipes

Via NetGalley:

Three short romances, all set during the Christmas season.  Nothing you wouldn't expect.  To be reviewed in September as part of my "Christmas in September" feature.  If you review Christmas-themed books, you are invited to join in the fun.  Stay tuned for more details.

A Lawman's Christmas (McKettricks, Book 14) 
A Lawman's Christmas (McKettricks, Book 14)The new Marshal meets the old Marshal's widow.  Will be part of Christmas in September.  


It's Monday, What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  She asks what we read or reviewed this week and what we plan to read next week.
Read this Week:
Books Read Earlier; Reviewed last week:
 Restless in Carolina: A Novel (Southern Discomfort) My Review.
Quick-Fix Gluten Free My Review
A Harvest of Hearts (Amish of Seymour V2) My Review.
The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith My Review.


  1. OK, I'm impressed by your Amazon freebies! Enjoy your reading (of those and the others as well).

  2. Anonymous5:40 AM

    You'll never by out of books, at this rate. But you do read a lot, too! I read 5 books, but that was because there was a read-a-thon I took part in.

    Have a good week.

  3. Wow, you have a wonderful mailbox this week. You just gotta love those freebie e books!

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  4. I grab freebies that look interesting too - I figure if I don't like it, I can just delete it. Enjoy your new books.

  5. I haven't had much luck with freebies. I'm often disappointed and rarely (just now and then, so I suppose that's something) surprised.

    Here's my It's Monday post for this week: It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    And don't forget to stop in and sign up to win in the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

  6. Hey Kids, Want Some Chocolates? sounds right up my alley. Can't wait for you review. Happy reading!

  7. I got a few of those Amazon freebies too- hope they are good!

  8. I read Hey Kids, Want Some Chocolates last night and was disappointed. Need to write my review later today

  9. Love those freebies :-) And I actually like seeing the Christmas books start to hit reviewers' mailboxes. I'll look forward to your thoughts!

  10. I feel the same way about freebies - I may actually read them someday! Enjoy!

    Diana @ Book of Secrets

  11. Those freebie books are fun, aren't they? I hope they are all winners!

  12. That is quite a stack of freebies! I hope there are some good ones in there.

  13. I love the freebies from Amazon. I slightly obsessed with them!!


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