Sunday, January 22, 2012

In My Mailbox #118

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Won from Read It Foward:
This book is a bit silly and Twilight-y, but there are some fun and cute patterns inside ;)
If you're feeling the full moon calling to you, wear this quick-to-knit hat to expose your inner wolf. Or, make one for the little pups in your life! With 5 sizes, this pattern can fit the entire family.

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A. 
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Bulfinch's Mythology - Thomas Bulfinch
The stories are divided into three sections: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (first published in 1855); The Age of Chivalry (1858), which contains King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, and The Knights of English History; and Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages (1863). For the Greek myths, Bulfinch drew on Ovid and Virgil, and for the sagas of the north, from Mallet's Northern Antiquities. He provides lively versions of the myths of Zeus and Hera, Venus and Adonis, Daphne and Apollo, and their cohorts on Mount Olympus; the love story of Pygmalion and Galatea; the legends of the Trojan War and the epic wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas; the joys of Valhalla and the furies of Thor; and the tales of Beowulf and Robin Hood. 

So that's what I got this week. What did you all get?


  1. Nice! Haven't heard of these but hope you enjoy them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight sounds cute, and Game of Thrones is very popular hehe.

    Happy Reading!
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  3. Love at First Sight looks super fun! It's had some fantastic reviews. :) It looks like you had a wonderful haul this week, I hope that you enjoy them all!

  4. I've read nothing but praises for TSPoLaFS! Hope you enjoy them all :)

  5. Great set! I hope to read Statistical Prob soon. I have Game of Thrones but need to read it.
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  6. Vampire Knits, Oh my goodness that is so funny, I want it!

    Happy reading

  7. HA HA! Vampire Knits, that's hilarious! I'm curious about it now though ;)
    Statistical Probability is so good! And I've been thinking of reading the Game of Thrones series, I just need to read the adult fantasy books I already have first.
    Great book week!

  8. I've been hearing great things about The Bulfinch's is an absolute classic must have! Enjoy that one! Here's my IMM

  9. New follower here! Ohhhh, you have my DREAM job! I am in school currently with the goal of becoming a children's/young adult librarian! Here is my IMM if you'd like to follow back:

  10. Game of Thrones is great!! Hope you enjoy it :)

    New follower :)

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    Happy reading!

  11. Ooh I hope you love Statistical Probability as much as I did! :D

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  12. ... they have a vampire knitting books? Now I think I've seen everything. ;)

    Great books this week and happy reading!


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