Sunday, August 23, 2009

In my Mailbox, Week in Review, and BBAW Nomination!

Whew. It's been a busy week: school starting, homework....I haven't had much time to read (or blog). I've basically been in a major book rut. Ugh.
This week, I got two books in my mailbox (meme created by the Story Siren):

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes mystery) by Nancy
For Enola, longing for her absent mother and on the run from her older brothers, it is a fundamental fact of life that her name backwards spells alone. Her lonely London days include very few people except her landlady, Mrs. Tupper. Although nearly deaf and a truly dreadful cook, Mrs. Tupper is endearing--really the closest thing Enola has to family these days. So imagine her horror when she comes home to find Mrs. Tupper kidnapped! Who would take her, and why? And what does Florence Nightingale have to do with it? Is there more to the kind, homely Mrs. Tupper than meets the eye?
No matter what the risk, Enola will not rest until dear Mrs. Tupper is safe at home. And whoever took her had better watch out--because this time, it's personal.
I've read the whole series, and the last few books have been pretty eh, so I hope this one will be better! It looks great. I can't wait to start!

...I also got a repeat of (Re)Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin in the mail from Random House, so it's likely that I'll be giving it away in a contest...
Here's what happened around my blog this week:

Monday-Author Julie Bowe stopped by for a guest blog about friendship and her best friend. I'm giving away a couple of signed copies of her latest book, My New Best Friend, along with a bunch of other books, so check it out here! The contest ends September 1st.

Tuesday-Cover Love time! This week, I was in a foodie mood and picked the covers of Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee and Dear Julia by Amy Bronwen Zemser.

Friday-I posted a double-review of Marley & Me. This post included a review of the book by John Grogran and a review of the movie!

Saturday-I announced the winners of my Coffeehouse Angel contest winners. Congrats, sharon54220 and What A Girl Reads!
Also, I was recently notified via email that I was nominated for a BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week) Award in the Best Commentor category. I am so honored, thank you so much!!!!


Peaches said...

I've never heard of that series, but it sounds really interesting. There's a series that's similiar to it that I love (Echo Falls), so I'm definitely going to Google it!

Juju said...

I'm intrigued by this cover.

Kaye said...

Congrats on your BBAW nomination. Good luck in the upcoming voting.

Enjoy your new books.

Thao said...

Best Commentor? That sounds so sweet. Congrats~!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I really like the sound of the mystery book. Hope you enjoy reading your book.