Saturday, September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (9)


After a week of traveling, I'm finally back home and with a pile of books I found on discount. SO many books on discount. I almost couldn't fit them in my suitcases.

From Booksfree rental:

Possessed- Rayne's summer job at a creepy mansion takes a turn for the paranormal.

The Secret Keeper- After the death of his father, Wil uses a world of magic to try to cope.

Swan Maiden- A retelling of the Irish Helen of Troy mythos.

From Williamsburg Visitor Center Bookstore:

Doing Nothing- A study of leisure and its place in American culture.

Rag and Bone- A look at religious belief through the strange history of religious relics.

Founding Myths- How the myths of the founding of our country take away from the patriotic reality.

Loose Cannons- Strange mishaps, myths and misadventures from military history.

The Dead Beat- A writer looks into the making of obituaries and the writers of them.

Traitors & Turncoats- A look at the most notorious traitors in history.

The Red Prince- The strange and complicated life of one of the Hapsburg princes at the beginning of the 19oos.

Curiosities of Literature- Strange trivia from the world of literary figures.

Give Me Liberty- An indentured servant is introduced to a more cultured world by a schoolmaster, but they are both forced to choose sides in the coming Revolution.

The Essential Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- The definitive annotated version of Stevenson's novel.

Founding Mothers- A look at the women in the lives of some of the greatest founding fathers of our country.

The White- Kidnapped by Shawnee, Mary Jemison gives an account of both cultures as someone who is neither one nor the other.

Unwise Passions - An account of the first real sensational trial in America as 18 year old Nancy Randolph is accused of killing her child.

Queen, Empress, Concubine - Tales of 50 ruling women from history.

Casanova - A biography of one of the most notorious lovers in history.

Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds - Tales of the strange origins of words.

Presidential Wives - A look at the wives of the presidents through poignant stories that shed light on the history of the presidency.

Revolutionary Mothers - A look a women during the Revolution and the major part they played.

The Heartless Stone - Fueled by a broken engagement, the author goes on a journey to find out the cold truth about diamonds.

50 Facts That Should Change the USA - Things that if Americans knew and acted upon, would change the country.

The Art of Cheating - The definitive hand guide on how to get away with anything and those who did.

The Ransom of Mercy Carter - Captured by an Indian tribe, Mercy Carter becomes a part of the culture and wonders whether she wants to go back to an English settlement.

From Yorktown Battlefield Bookstore:

The General & Mrs. Washington - A loving look at the first first couple and their devotion to each other.

From Yorktown Victory Center Giftstore:

The Ninth Daughter - When Abigail's husband John is accused of murder, the Revolutionary lady sets out to clear his name.

A Marked Man - Abigail Adams' is shocked when one of the Sons of Liberty is accused of murder and she sets out to prove him innocent.

Barnes & Noble:

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens - A history of the female descendants of Genghis Khan.

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Dark Tales - Lovecraft's stylized horror stories.


  1. Great haul! The cover for Possessed looks really creepy, I can't wait to check it out! Enjoy your books.

    Books of Amber

  2. Possessed is immediately going on my wish list!!! You seriously have a great list here, totally opening my Amazon account and adding several of these! I hope you love them all :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions