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Monday, March 16, 2009

Mailbox Monday 3-16-2009

It's time for this week's edition of Mailbox Monday!

I am a little late this week as I am trying to get caught up from our mini vacation! Can anyone say from skiing hills to hills of laundry??

So - I am going to do as many books here as I have time for - I think that I have 10 sitting here, but we will have to save some for next week!

I won The Ride by Jane Kennedy Sutton from J.Kaye at J.Kaye's Book Blog - thanks J.Kaye!

Recipe for Suburban Surprise:

Take one deeply depressed housewife.

Add an unexpected windfall.

Carefully fold in one very handsome, very clever charmer.

Separate and discard one totally self-centered, slightly abusive husband.

Place all remaining ingredients into red-hot, shiny red convertible cruising on Route 66 and wait to see what happens!

Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped into the Romantic Dream - and How They're Paying for It by Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake, MD was received from Running Press through Shelf Awareness. It will be available in May.

When did gold-digging become a four-letter word?

Why does society applaud a girl who falls for a guy's "big blue eyes" yet denounces one who chooses a man with a "big green bankroll"? After all, isn't earning power more a reflection of a man's values and character? Smart Girls Marry Money challenges the ideals and assumptions women have blindly accepted about love and marriage - and shows how they've done so at their own economic peril. In this brazen manifesto, authors Elizabeth For and Daniela Drake use cold hard facts, real science, and true stories to present a compelling case for why mercenary marriages make the most sense for future happiness.

Smart Girls taps into a growing collective suspicion that the post-femininst world isn't all it's cracked up to be. Ford and Drake think it's high time that women get their heads out of the clouds and start caring about their own security - the kind that can be measured in dollars and common sense. With an irreverent, straight-talk tone, the authors serve up a sound case and intriguing strategy for how women can truly "have it all." Sure to spark conversation and controversy, Smart Girls Marry Money will ultimately empower women with a new way to take control fo their economic and romantic lives.

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr was another Shelf Awareness book from Harper Collins. (description from Fantastic Fiction)

Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone - but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.

Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her - but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.

In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.

Visit Mailbox Mondays over at The Printed Page and see what everyone else received! (All descriptions are from book covers unless otherwise noted.)


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, they all look great! I need to add your blog to my list so I can read the reviews when you post them.

Kaye said...

I like the description of The Road. 10 books in all that is really good.

Mine is here

Andrea said...

ooh! I wrote in to Shelf Awareness for Fragile Eternity..I hope it makes its way to my mailbox!

Blodeuedd said...

Some good books there :)

My is up here

Alyce said...

I love the cover of Fragile Eternity!

Here’s my post.

Dana said...

good suggestions. I'm now on the hunt.

Unknown said...

Isn't the cover for Fragile Eternity interesting?

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

bermudaonion said...

Fragile Eternity looks like a good one.

Anna said...

I love the Fragile Eternity cover. Don't you hate having to catch up after vacation?? Happy reading!

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Vacations are really fun until you get home. :-) After reading 'The Ride' with J. Kaye as part of a Noontime Book Chat I can't wait to see what you think.


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