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Mailbox Monday … 24/10/2011

 ‘Mailbox Monday’

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs.
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.
Your host for the month of  October is Serena at:  ‘savvy verse and wit’
So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Serena, we all like to receive them!
My first mailbox entry for this week was a win in an author interview giveaway.
The interview was conducted by Nikki, over at Notes Of Life, where she met author Catherine Ryan Hyde and posted a great review about the book ‘Don’t Let Me Go’.
This is a new author to me, but she doesn’t seem afraid to tackle the emotional and difficult issues in her work, which makes this a ‘must read soon’ for me.
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Ten-year-old Grace knows that her mum loves her, but her mum loves drugs too. And there’s only so long Grace can fend off the ‘woman from the county’ who is threatening to put her into care. Her only hope is…


Grown-man Billy Shine hasn’t been out of his apartment for years. People scare him, and the outside world scares him even more. Day in, day out, he lives a perfectly orchestrated silent life within his four walls. Until now. . .


Grace bursts into Billy’s life with a loud voice and a brave plan to get her mum clean. And it won’t be easy, because they will have to confiscate the one thing her mum holds most dear . . . they will have to kidnap Grace.

My Second Mailbox Find Was Also A Win, This Time From A Fellow Blogger Giveaway

This was a great win, from a blogger who opened her giveaway internationally, so I can’t believe I was lucky enough to secure the prize. The giveaway was hosted by Bev, over at ‘My Reader’s Block’, as part of her ‘September Giveaway’ post.

This is not a novel that I would be rushing to read personally, however my father-in-law has a real interest in The American Civil War and I know that ‘The Killer Angels’ will read and appreciated by him, as I am certain it is a book that he definitely hasn’t read on the subject (and there are few of those, as he has acquired most of them)


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   In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life.

Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war.

It is the third summer of the war…On June 15, 1863, Robert Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia slips across the Potomac to begin the invasion of the North. His army is 70,000 strong but mostly unpaid and self-equipped. It has won nearly every battle it has fought. Lee knows a letter has been written, a letter offering peace. It is to be placed on the desk of Abraham Lincoln the day after Lee has won this battle.

Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

I can’t believe that I managed two wins in the same week, so thanks once again to Nikki and Bev, I am looking forward to reading the spoils of my victory!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne