Saturday, May 12, 2012

In My Mother's Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren. (Special Mother's Day addition.)

For my mom for Mother's Day: Daughter of Smoke and Bone from her "daughter of flesh and bone." Perfect timing on amazon's part - it arrived in Alaska at my mom's work place Friday. She said she started it that night. Laini Taylor's novel is in my top 5 favorite YA novels.

For me from my library:

I was especially excited about The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. The author is a friend of a friend from back North. I am in love with this novel (on page 298), though it's somewhat comical reading about cold and snow when I'm sitting outside in the sun.

I've mentioned before that I'm a fonts girl, and I love the one used on A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I'm not actually sure what this is about (besides the obvious: witches), but the cover and title intrigued me. (Plus I'm all about magic this year.)

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is both for business and pleasure. It's set in Barcelona, which is where Spellbound #3 (Enchantment) starts out. I'm reading James Michener's chapter on Barcelona in IBERIA, but not the whole book because it's dictionary sized. TMI, dude, TMI.

Oh, @#$%!, I pulled out the book while writing this and noticed it's 3 days late and it's an inter library loan. Crapola.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!


  1. Yes, Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there...

    1. Happy to see you out and about again, Jeff. I'll have to do a special IMM Dad's addition next month. :)

  2. Yay, tomorrow is everybody's mothers day post! :)
    I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone and another book from Zafón on my reading pile! Can't wait to read them!
    Have a lovely sunday and enjoy your books!

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  3. Great haul Nikki :) !! I look forward to know what you think of A Discovery of Witches !! I absolutely love the cover for Daughter of Smoke and Bone !