In My Mailbox

Another week – another mailbox! Thank you Kristi from the Story Siren for hosting this fun meme that helps me to keep track of what came in my home and when. I use this weekly recap to capture anything bookish that has come into my home…. by mailbox, by purchases, by Library, gift…. whatever. 🙂

Here is what has entered my home this week:

When nurse Hanne Abrahamsen impulsively shields Steffen Petersen from a nosy Gestapo agent, she’s convinced the Lutheran pastor is involved in the Danish Underground. Nothing could be further from the truth. But truth is hard to come by in the fall of 1943, when Copenhagen is placed under Martial Law and Denmark’s Jews—including Hanne—suddenly face deportation to the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia. Days darken and danger mounts. Steffen’s faith deepens as he takes greater risks to protect Hanne. But are either of them willing to pay the ultimate price for their love?

Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children’s book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of an experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don’t need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this horrible plan, who is simply called the Gardener.

Will Mason be forced to destroy the thing he’s longed for most?

A chance encounter with a stranger in an airplane sends Elyse Bearden into an emotional tailspin. Suddenly, Elyse is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the church. As Elyse embarks on a risky affair, her longtime friend Kelly and the other women in their book club begin to question their own decisions about love, sex, marriage, and freedom. In the end it will take an extraordinary leap of faith for Elyse to find–and follow–her own path to happiness.

Luke Davis finds himself the “prize” in an outrageous competition for his hand. Is this any way to find a wife?


Henry York never dreamed his time in Kansas would open a door to adventure—much less a hundred doors. But a visit to his aunt and uncle’s farm took an amazing turn when cupboard doors, hidden behind Henry’s bedroom wall, revealed themselves to be portals to other worlds. Now, with his time at the farm drawing to a close, Henry makes a bold decision—he must go through the cupboards to find the truth about where he’s from and who his parents are. Following that trail will take him from one world to another, and ultimately into direct conflict with the evil of Endor.

When Henry York found 99 cupboards hidden behind his bedroom wall, he never dreamed they were doors to entirely new worlds! Unfortunately, Henry’s discovery freed an ancient, undying witch, whose hunger for power would destroy every world connected to the cupboards–and every person whom Henry loves. Henry must seek out the legendary Chestnut King for help. Everything has a price, however, and the Chestnut King’s desire may be as dangerous as the witch herself.

N. D. Wilson concludes a remarkable, worlds-spanning journey that began with one boy and one hundred avenues to adventure.

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father-an elusive European warlock-only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.


Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

That’s my Mailbox!  I am excited to see what came in yours!  🙂

Oh, and join me on Monday for It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?  We have so much fun !!!

42 thoughts on “In My Mailbox

  1. Wildflowers of Terezin sounds intriguing. I have Hex Hall too, but haven’t read it yet. I hope you enjoy all of the books you received this week!

  2. Hex Hall is on my list of To Reads! But this is the first time I am seeing 13 Little Blue Envelopes and that one sounds great!!=) adding it now to my list. Mahalo!!

    Enjoy your reads this week!!
    Chasity @
    Lovin’ & Livin’ Life in the 808

  3. You’ve got a lot of fantastic books to read! I hadn’t heard of a couple of them before but Wildflowers of Terezin and Love in the Air both sound like books I’d like. The Anonymous Bride is one I’ve got at home but haven’t started yet. It looks like a fun read. I got Hex Hall this week too and I’m excited to start reading it. I hope you enjoy your books.

  4. It seems like everyone is reading Hex Hall except fo rme. I’m going to have to get ahold of it eventually just to feel like one of the “in crowd” 😉

    It’s nice to see you are enjoying the series about the cupboards. I am going to have to check out the first one to see if my son would like them.

    1. I know what you mean Ryan… it was peer book pressure! 🙂 Had to get it.

      I havent started them yet Ryan…. but had a feeling i would need one and two once I did. Titanic 2012 is up to be read now 🙂

  5. WOW, there are some good reads there.
    In the mail:
    CAPTIVE OF SIN by Anna Campbell
    Store: MORE THAN WORDS anthology
    Thrift store:
    DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Mary Jo Putney
    TAKEN BY STORM by Tami Hoag
    CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF by Stephen King
    a few kid’s books
    ECLIPSE by Stephanie Meyer
    BREAKING DAWN by Stephanie Meyer

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