Saturday, January 21, 2012

In My Mailbox (72)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to share what books you received for review, purchased, or checked out from the library during the past week.

For review:

The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

There has been a lot of buzz about this historical fiction novel featuring Catherine the Great. I am eager to give it a try. I am definitely interested in learning more about her.

The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy

I loved the premise of this one. I really like books that involve history and secrets and combine the past with the present in some way. 

I did not request this book but I did like one of Klassen's other books (The Apothecary's Daughter). This one is supposed to have something of an upstairs/downstairs story with a lady hiding out from her horrible fiance by posing as a maid in the house of a man she once rejected. Hmm, I think I can see where this is going...

Quiet by Susan Cain

I was excited to get this from NetGalley. I will probably end up buying a finished copy at some point (I haven't read it yet but I know I will find it interesting as an introvert).


The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes

This is a beautiful book. I haven't had a chance to peruse it properly but I love it already. If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, I think you'd enjoy it. There are lots of lovely stills from the show and historical tidbits about life in Edwardian England. It came with a nice bookmark from Masterpiece Classic. 

From the library:

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

I am super excited about this book. I first heard about it last year in a webinar about book discussion groups and it has received a lot of positive reviews. 

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

I think this book is going to become even more popular as the Oscar season gets underway. I did not get the movie tie-in cover since I got it from a library but I like this picture because it has George Clooney on it and who doesn't like to look at George?


  1. Ooh-lots of great looking books. I'm especially interested in Quiet as an introvert and the Downton Abbey book, which was a Christmas present for my mom but which I am not reading until after the second season has aired on PBS.

  2. Oooooooo Descendants. I've been considering that one. Looking forward to your review.

  3. njoy all
    all new2me
    the last1sounds gr8


  4. heyyy. been a while huh :) Heard so much about downtown abbey. Enjoy your stack :D

  5. Great mailbox, Christina!! I really need to try watching Downtown Abbey--I hear so many people say they love it!

  6. I got The Winter Palace last week and can't wait to read it. Enjoy your books this week!

  7. I love Downton Abbey. I would like that book. You have several others on your list that appeal to me too.

  8. I like all the historicals you got there (: Happy reading!

    Celine ~ My IMM

  9. I like the cover or RtR...and I've heard The Descendents is great,

    Happy reading, Christina!

  10. eeek! you got the downton abbey book!! jealous!

  11. i'm really curious about the downton abbey book. i've watched an episode of the show and really liked it.

    thanks for stopping by my IMM.

  12. Yay Downton! Hope you enjoy your books. You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

  13. Great set! I'm obsessed with Downton Abbey. Very interested in The Winter Palace.
    My IMM

  14. I have heard SO many good things about Downtown Abbey. I really need to watch the show. I love Masterpiece! I hope you enjoy all your new reads this week!


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