Monday, July 27, 2015

Mailbox Monday - July 27 and Giveaway Winner

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

It is Monday again. Funny how quickly the weeks pass. I had back to back open houses Sunday and was on the road showing houses all day Saturday. The good thing: I sold a house! I've already closed nine deals this year--not counting rentals--so I'm feeling good right now.

But, on to more fun things. This week included a trip to the library to pick up two audiobooks, an unexpected arrival, and a Kindle freebie.

Prior to reading Go Set A Watchman, I wanted to read the classic To Kill A Mockingbird. I'm listening to it in my car. 

I also picked up the next HP book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 

In the mail, this book arrived:

The Brain Sucker is a fast-paced action adventure story for Middle School readers. It follows Callum McCullock and his two friends, Sophie (a brilliant engineer) and Jinx (the world's unluckiest boy) as they try to defeat an evil genius from unleashing his brain sucking machine and destroying all the goodness in the world.

This is a book I'm reviewing for a book tour.

Finally, I downloaded a really interesting looking freebie for my Kindle.

Be careful what you wish for. When the breakup of her family forces Grae White’s mother to move her two children from their privileged city life to her hometown in the mountains of Virginia, all Grae wants is to be invisible in her new life. But that’s rather hard when everyone knows that her father is the latest headline-grabbing white collar criminal, the most popular boy in school wants to take Grae to the prom, and then there’s that she lives in a haunted mansion. It would make anyone want to get away. Grae soon learns that a simple wish can reveal an unknown ability. Something more than curiosity spirals Grae back in time to seek the truth in the tragedy of a 200 -year-old murder. Along the way, she learns about history, happiness, and heartache in the lives of those who have lived on the property, including her own family. Her first journey reveals secrets that will lead Grae to further explore the legends of Graham Mansion. REDEMPTION is Book One in the award-winning Legends of Graham Mansion series.

What was in your mailbox?

In other good news, I picked the winner in our latest giveaway. Congratulations goes out to Vicki. She won a copy of Bitter Bronx by Jermone Charyn.

That's it for now. I hope you all have a nice week.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Congrats on the house sale! I hope you enjoy your new books. Redemption sounds like it could be good.

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on the sale! Enjoy your new books!

DeniseF said...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is probably my favorite of the series. Enjoy!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Congrats on the sale of the house! Enjoy your haul...and I am definitely curious about Redemption.


Vicki said...

Congratulations on another sale! 9 houses already this year, sounds like you're doing awesome!

Thanks for the win,I can't wait to read Bitter Bronx!

Enjoy your new books!

Topazshell said...

Congratulations! Glad you were able to sell a house. Who doesn't love To Kill A Mockingbird? Have a good week.

fredamans said...

Congrats, Vicki!

Tammy said...

Congrats on your sale! Thank you for sharing your books. Redemption sounds like a great book! It's going on my TBR List!!

Mailbox Monday

Serena said...

Brain Sucker seems like a fun one

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Congrats on the home sale. I tried the real estate business ages ago and it wasn't for me. The clients were too stressful!

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much for your kind words. They mean the world to me. Leslie, I wasn't sure how I would like it, but I am having a great time. I appreciate that you all took the time to stop by.