Monday, February 1, 2010

Mailbox Monday, February 1, 2010

As most of you know Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Thank you once again Marcia for hosting this weekly event. :)

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This week in my mailbox I received:

Black Hills, by Dan Simmons... from the jacket:
"Dan Simmons seamlessly weaves together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, the American West and the "Natural Free Human Beings" known as the Sioux, depicting a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. At once a dramatic adventure, a love story, and a tale of supernatural suspense, it amply confirms Dan Simmon's status as one of the great storytellers of our time."

Daughters of the Witching Hill
, by Mary Sharratt...from the back-cover.

"Daughters of the Witching Hill brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching account of a family sustained by love as they try to survive the hysteria of a witch hunt.

Interweaving the hard-hitting and well-researched details of the Pendle witch hunt alongside a beautifully imagined story of strong women, family and betrayal, Sharrat has written a novel of intrigue and revelation."


Alice said...

Interesting books you have there, Wisteria! Enjoy them!

wisteria said...

Thanks Alice..Black Hills is really different. Like it though.

bermudaonion said...

Ooh, since you got Black Hills, you should join The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge! It's a perpetual challenge, so there's no time limit and no set number of books to read. We plan to have lots of giveaways, so it should be great fun!

DCMetroreader said...

Looks like some scary/suspenseful nights ahead for you -- enjoy!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OH...good ones. I won Black Hills recently (but it has not arrived yet) and I want the Witching Hill one--enjoy!

Serena said...

Both of these look good. Happy reading.

serendipity_viv said...

I want the Witching Hill one! It sounds so good.

wisteria said...

Bermuda Onion..Thanks for letting me know about this. I'm in. :)
DCMetrometer..I hope not too scary.
Diane. Thanks I am anxious about Witching too.
Vivienne..Doesn't it? I am dying to get started on it.

Iliana said...

Oh both of these sound good but I'm especially tempted by Daughters of the Witching Hill... So is the Simmons book another chunkster?

The Bookworm said...

they both look good, especially the Witching Hill one.
happy reading!
cute mailbox pic!

Anna said...

The Witching Hill book looks really good. Can't wait for your review.

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