Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox #47

The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
*I got this book through a contest at Escape in a Book!  Thank you so much! This one definitely sounds like something I'll enjoy.
Goodreads says, "Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court.  But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection.  Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known. Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks.  But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl. Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever."

The Jane Austen Handbook by Margaret Sullivan
*Thanks to Eric at Quirk Books for sending me this one to review. I have already read it this past week and I loved it! Keep your eye out for my review!
Goodreads says, "Jane Austen published her first novel in 1811, but today she's more popular than ever. Film adaptations of her books are nominated for Academy Awards. Chick lit bestsellers are based on her plots. For all those readers who dream about living in Regency England, The Jane Austen Handbook offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early nineteenth century. This charming illustrated book also serves as a companion for present-day readers, explaining the English class system, currency, dress, and the nuances of graceful living."

Women Know Everything by Karen Weekes
*Thanks to Eric at Quirk Books for sending me this fun book to review. I plan on reading it in March, which is Women's History Month.
Goodreads says, "WIT AND WISDOM FROM A TO Z- With more than 3,000 quotations on everything from fashion and feminism to men, marriage, friendship, history, technology, sports, and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything! Each page offers wisdom, wit, and inspiration from a host of legendary women—from Jane Austen and Colette to Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Toni Morrison, Liz Phair, Ellen DeGeneres, and Naomi Klein. "

What did you get in your mailbox?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.   This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.  


  1. The False Princess sounds enchanting (aint that a nerdy word, lol :D). Hope you enjoy it! :)
    Here's mine!

  2. All three of these books sound fantastic! I want to read The False Princess and The Jane Austen Handbook especially. There is an older title called What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew (or something like that) which was fascinating and answered my questions about things like what the heck is a phaeton or barouche. :)

    Hope you enjoy your books. I will check back for your review of The Jane Austen Handbook.

  3. Oh the False Princess! I have that on my TBR list, can't wait to see what you think Christina!

  4. awww, the jane austen handbook looks really good!! can't wait for your review!

  5. The False Princess seems interesting. :)
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  6. I thought that The False Princess was excellent. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

  7. Great books. I've read great things about The False Princess and I can't wait to see your review on The Jane Austen Handbook!

  8. I really liked The False Princess! I hope you do, too! :)

    The Reading Housewives

  9. Ooooh I want to read The False Prince! I hope you love it! So cute. You can see my IMM here if you'd like :)

  10. Nice books! I really enjoyed TFP, and I hope you do too :)

    Happy reading!

  11. Love the books you got there. The girl on the last book looks a bit like Britney Spears. :) The False Princess sounds like such a adorable and cute story!! Enjoy!

    ps: Saturday I watched Tuck everlasting! OMG, loving that movie, so sweet. ;)
    I really want to read that book now. :)

  12. Thanks for checking out my mailbox, everyone!

    Nina- I'm so glad you got to see the Tuck Everlasting movie- you should definitely read the book now! :)

  13. Thanks for checking out my mailbox, everyone! I am excited to read The False Princess. :) Have a great week!


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