Monday, December 6, 2010

Mailbox Monday

 

Monday Mailbox, originating from Marcia at The Printed Page, is a weekly meme hosted in December by Lady Q at Let them read books. Anyone can play along. Just leave a link to your MM at the hosting blog and follow the links to other blogs to see what books are finding their way to mailboxes around the world.

Caveat: participation in MM can cause your tbr list to grow exponentially. *Penguin at mailbox, a copyrighted image, is used with permission from Club Penguin.*

Just two books showed up this week, both of which are for review.


Good Night Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Wish Williams  arrived Saturday courtesy of the publisher, Star Bright Books.  Is this not the cutest cover you've seen on a kid's book?

Elvis and the Memphis Mambo Murders by Peggy Webb came from LibraryThing.

From Goodreads: A lovable basset hound who-s convinced he-s the King reincarnated. A blonde bombshell mooning the lobby of the ritziest hotel in the South. And a murder witnessed by a parade of fame-hungry ducks? Something-s afoul, alright, and it-s definitely a case for the Southern Cousins-

Callie Valentine Jones and her cousin Lovie really have their work cut out for them this time. Callie-s mama Ruby Nell has gone and entered herself-and her hunk-a-geriatric-love dance partner-in a Memphis mambo contest, hoping to shake, rattle and roll her way to stardom. And if the past is any indication, she-ll need at least two chaperones.


But someone at the competition is determined to step on a lot of blue suede shoes. First, a serial monogamist in a bright pink gown does a fatal swan dive from the top of the hotel. Then Callie finds an overdressed diva floating in a famous fountain. Now there can be no question: A murderer is loose in Memphis, and he-s got a lot of killing to do.


With help from Jack, the mysteriously reappearing ex Callie just can-t get over and her delusional dog Elvis, Callie and Lovie are going to have to track down some answers before mayhem strikes again. And with Ruby Nell in the killer-s sights, they-ll need a little less conversation and a lot more action if they want their family waltzing home in one piece-

What exciting new books showed up in your mailbox this week? Anything really high in the anticipation factor?

22 comments:

  1. I love the cover of Good Night little Sea Otter :-) Have a good week, Kaye!

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  2. Awwww what a cute cover on the first :)

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  3. That Elvis books sounds hilarious and the cover of Good Night Little Sea Otter is priceless :)

    Hope you enjoy your week reading!

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  4. Oh, these books look just adorable!

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  5. Aww they're so cute! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  6. Ah, those books look like fun; especially the "Elvis" book.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. I love the cover of Good Night Little Sea Otter. And I am delighted to see you are participating in 2011 Challenges. Looks to me like the Pudgy Penguins are back and better than ever!!!!!

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  8. I received for review Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz from the author.

    Twenty-four-year-old Aidin, a wealthy socialite and self-proclaimed "club god," lives a magazine life based on decadence and excess that includes drugs, sex, and gourmet food. It's a life based on surfaces in a place where the surface is all that matters. His therapist later describes him as a materialistic drug addict bent on promiscuity with self-esteem and identity issues.One morning, after a night of heavy partying, Aidin awakes completely vacant of any sensation. He can't feel temperature. He can't feel pressure. He can't feel anything. After a near-fatal stint in denial, he seeks the help of Dr. Paradies, a therapist whose methods are far from conventional. She provides him with a new addiction in the form of a life list--a litany of activities to accomplish. As Aidin completes his list, he discovers talents he never knew he possessed, such as the ability to quickly learn new languages, an IQ off the charts, and amazing physical stamina.With these new discoveries, he questions his doctor's intentions. When Aidin digs for the truth, will he slip back into his addictive habits? Or is there truly a conspiracy underway, as he suspects? The answer forces him to make a life-altering decision.

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  9. love the look of the first one.

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  10. The Elvis book sounds like a hoot!

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  11. Awww, the covers on those books are just the cutest.

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  12. Yes, that definitely is the cutest cover I've seen on a kid's book - well, for quite a while anyway. The Elvis book sounds like a lot of fun. I love the idea of the murder being witnessed by those ducks!

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  13. The sea otter book looks gorgeous! Happy reading!

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  14. The Sea Otter book is so cute! I'm thinking that would make a great gift for the younger set. That cover just melts my heart!

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  15. Looks like Elvis finally made his way to your house!! LOL!!!
    And yes, that cover is the cutest ever!

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  16. Oh Kaye, Goodnight Little Sea Otter looks adorable.

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  17. Good Night Little Sea Otter looks adorable. PLus I LOVE Otters!

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  18. Coming back again!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. Please come over and enter!

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  19. Sorry it's taken me so long to visit, it's been a busy week! Cute Mailbox! Especially the otters! Thanks for participating in Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

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