Monday, July 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Thank you to Marcia at the Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday every week. Was a good week for me, I received my ordered copy of Cleopatra's Daughter & two books I won over at Jenn's Bookshelf arrived - thanks Jennifer. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome, but only two—the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander—survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts. www.michellemoran.com I read this as soon as it arrived, absolutely loved it, a fantastic read from one of my favourite authors ~ review will be up soon. Why A Daughter Needs A Dad by Gregory E. Lang Won over at Jenn's Bookshelf in her Father's Day giveaway Why a Daughter Needs a Dad is one father's loving reflection upon what he brings—or hopes to bring—to his daughter's life. “When I sat down to write,” Gregory E. Lang observes, “I wanted to express the essence of what I think is unique about the relationship my daughter and I share.” He began to think of the things they had done together and how important their moments together have been. He thought of what sort of wisdom he could impart by virtue of a strong relationship, how their years together could provide a bond that would guide her as she grew into womanhood. www.goodreads.com Why A Son Needs A Dad by Gregory E. Lang "A son needs a dad who knows how to have fun," Gregory Lang begins this testimony to the important roles fathers play in their sons' lives. Increasingly in today's world, young boys are being raised either without a father or by fathers who have very little involvement in their sons' upbringing. A boy needs a dad to teach him how things work, how to talk with girls, and how to tie a tie. He also needs a father who is willing to make sacrifices, one who shows him that love is unselfish and pulls him back when he is headed in the wrong direction. These and more than ninety other things are what a boy must learn about becoming a man. The result is a sequel to the New York Times bestseller Why a Daughter Needs a Dad. www.goodreads.com

This month on The Eclectic Reader you could win Blood Promise by Richelle Mead OR Destined For An Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost OR The Other Tudors by Philippa Jones. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.

17 comments:

  1. The Fathers Day books look adorable. They sound like really nice reads.

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  2. JEALOUS! You got Cleopatra's Daughter! Happy Reading.

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  3. I've got Cleopatra's Daughter sitting here, too. I can't wait to get to it!!

    Lezlie

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  4. Oh gee, I really need to read Cleopatra's Daughter. Can you belive I haven't read any of Moran's books yet? She sounds like a great author, I really need to get on wit it lol!

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  5. Nice list. My oldest daughter (in her 20s) gave Why A Daughter Needs A Dad to my husband for Fathers Day a few years ago. The great thing is, she wrote a little comment on several of the pages - that personalized it to her Dad. He loved it!

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  6. Those father's day books have really interesting covers with the small photo inset. I like that format.
    Have a great week and enjoy your new books. My MM is here .

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  7. Yup piles of books are fun fun fun!!!

    Love the books this week!!

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  8. The first one is sure on my wish list :D
    Have fun with all your books

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  9. Out of your list - I've only read Wintergirls. I'll be on the lookout for your review. Have a great week!

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  10. Oh it's great to know that you enjoyed Cleopatra's Daughter, I am a history major but I don't think I have ever read a book about her. ;) I look forward to your review.

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  11. Cleopatra's Daughter sounds really good. Happy reading! :)

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  12. Good score with the books you won! Look like books I'd enjoy too, so pass 'em over when you've finished LOL.

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  13. Cleopatra's Daughter looks good. Have a good week :)

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  14. These all sound good! I haven't heard of the Father and Mother books before. Just the type to make me cry. Enjoy your books and have another great week!

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  15. P.S. Love your Charlie Brown at the mailbox! :)

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  16. I can't wait to read Michelle Moran's latest. I loved her first two. Happy reading!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  17. wow.. you got a great little bundle. Enjoy.

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