2011 Acquisitions

I'm always so excited every time I get a new book that I'm eager to share the news! That's what this page is for. 

Week ending November 26, 2011
  • Good Girls Don't; Bad Boys Do; Real Men Will, all by Victoria Dahl. I've read some reviews of this series and they sound really good, so when I saw all three lined up at Walgreens, I grabbed them.
Week ending November 12, 2011
  • Austenland, by Shannon Hale (through BookCrossing.com)
  • Girls Out Late, by Jacqueline Wilson (through Bookmooch.com)
  • Gulf Breezes, by Anne Logan (through Bookmooch.com
Week ending November 5, 2011
  • The Darkest Pleasure, by Gena Showalter (through bookmooch.com)
  • Cody / Below the Belt, by Kimberly Raye and Sarah Mayberry (through bookmooch.com)
Week ending October 29, 2011
  • Bound By Dreams, by Christina Skye (through bookmooch.com)
  • Mirror Image, by Sandra Brown (Amazon)
  • Postcards From the Bed, by Marian Keyes (Amazon)
  • Charmed: Dark Vengeance, by Diana G. Gallagher (Amazon)
  • Night Embrace, by Sherrilyn Kenyon (through bookcrossing.com)
Week ending October 22, 2011
  • Girls in Love, by Jacqueline Wilson (through bookmooch.com)
  • Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey (through bookcrossing.com)
  • Come Home, Dear; Down in the Forest; Follow Your Star, all by Lucy Walker (amazon)
  • A Nascar Holiday, by Kimberly Raye, Roxanne St. Clair, Debra Webb (bookmooch.com)
  • Night Pleasures, by Sherrilyn Kenyon (bookcrossing.com)
  • The Dark Hunters, Volume 1, by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Claudia Campos (bookcrossing.com)
  • Royal Blue, by Kat Atalla (bookmooch.com) 
Week ending October 1, 2011
  • Feeling Sorry for Celia, by Jaclyn Moriarty (bookmooch.com)
Week ending September 24, 2011
  • Up In The Air, by Walter Kirn (paperbackswap.com)
  • Mysteria, by MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, and Gena Showalter (bookmooch.com)
Week ending September 17, 2011

Through BookCrossing.com:
  • Just One of the Guys, by Kristan Higgins
  • Forgiving, by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Irresistible, by Catherine Hart
  • Legacy, Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The Face on the Milk Carton
  • Sunset Bay, by Susan Mallery
  • The Summons, by John Grisham
  • Savannah, by Eugenia Price
  • The Lynne Truss Treasury, by Lynne Truss
  • Without Remorse, by Tom Clancy
Week ending September 11, 2011

From Book Mooch members:
  • A Time To Kill, by John Grisham
  • Bridegroom On Her Doorstep, by Renee Roszel
  • Memories After Midnight, by Linda Randall Wisdom
  • Desperately Seeking Daddy, by Arlene James
  • 2000 Kisses, by Christina Skye
And purchased at Wal-mart:
  • Cowboys Like Us / Notorious, by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Week ending August 28, 2011

  •  A Dance With the Devil, by Rexanne Becnel, Anne Logan, Deborah Martin, and Meagan McKinney (from a Book Mooch member).

Week ending August 14, 2011
  • Zodiac, by Robert Graysmith (from a Book Mooch member)
  • A Cowboy's Touch, by Denise Hunter (won from Free Book Friday!)
And at Wal-Mart, while browsing the books, I found a shelf with a bunch of books marked down to 97 cents, and I went a little crazy:
  • The House of Power (Atherton, Book 1), by Patrick Carman
  • Slam, by Nick Hornby
  • Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have To Do It: Life Lessons From A Wise Old Dog To A Young Boy, by John O'Hurley
  • Lipstick Jungle, by Candace Bushnell
  • Phantom Stallion: Wild Horse Island #9: Snowfire, by Terri Farley
  • Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life From the Philadelphia Inquirer, by John Grogan
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper, by Larry Doyle
Week ending August 7, 2011
  • Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, by Stefan Fatsis (through BookCrossing.com)
  • Fantasy Lover, by Sherrilyn Kenyon (through BookCrossing.com)
Week ending July 30, 2011
  • Blaze Wyndham, by Bertrice Small  (from a Book Mooch member)
  • Marry Me...Again, by Cheryl St. John (purchased at Wal-Mart)
And from BookCrossing members:
  • The Switch, by Lynsay Sands
  • All Through The Night, by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Melrose Place: Off The Record, by Bart and Nancy Mills
  • A Nightingale Sang, by Barbara Cartland
  • Peter the Great: His Life and World, by Robert K. Massie
  • I'm Not Really Here, by Tim Allen
  • Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America, by Christopher Matthews
July 22, 2011 - in the mail from a BookCrossing member:
  • The Store by Bentley Little

July 21, 2011 - More from Amazon! I was reading Bitten & Smitten by Michelle Rowen, and then I lost the book, can't find it anywhere. So I ordered another copy, along with three other books in the series:
  • Bitten & Smitten - Immortality Bites, Book 1
  • Fanged & Fabulous - Book 2
  • Lady & the Vamp - Book 3
  • Tall, Dark & Fangsome - Book 5 (I already have Book 4)
July 19, 2011 - lots of mail today! Two from Book Mooch members:
  • I Am David, by Anne Holm
  • All Together Dead, by Charlaine Harris
And these three books have been on my wish list since 2004, so when I got a $25 Amazon gift card,  I ordered them:
  • Tender Deception, by Judith Steel
  • A Man for Mom, by Sherry Lewis
  • Midnight Lady, by Rosemary Rogers
July 17, 2011 - a trip to Half Price Books with my daughter (who got excited to see Famous Footwear next door and never actually made it to the bookstore - I don't know what's wrong with her!), mom and sister, as we had coupons for $5 off purchase of $20 or more. I found some good books on the sale shelf:
  • Chain Reaction, by Dee Davis
  • Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness, as told to Robert Specht
  • Kill and Tell (CIA's Spies, book 1), by Linda Howard
  • The Solomon Sisters Wise Up, by Melissa Senate
  • The Frighteners, by Michael Jahn (based on the movie)
  • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed, by John Irving
  • Days of Gold (Edilean, book 2), by Jude Deveraux (of course I don't have book 1!)
  • Open Season, by Linda Howard
  • Africa In My Blood: An Autobiography of Jane Goodall in Letters: The Early Years
July 15, 2011 - in the mail from a Book Mooch member:
  • Charmed: Inherit the Witch, by Laura J. Burns

July 14, 2011 - picked up at Wal-Mart while buying groceries:
  • Veil of Night, by Linda Howard

July 11, 2011 - in the mail from a Book Mooch member:
  • Journey to Yesterday, by June Lund Shiplett
July 9, 2011 - in the mail from a BookCrosser:
  • More Than a Mistress, by Ann Lethbridge
  • Oh My Goth, by Gena Showalter
July 5, 2011 - waiting for me in the mail when I came back to the office after the three day weekend, all from Book Mooch:
  • Dogs and Goddesses, by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, and Lani Diane Rich
  • Jewel of Atlantis (Atlantis, Book 2), by Gena Showalter
July 2, 2011:
  • An  Accidental Hero/An Accidental Mom, by Loree Lough - picked up at Wal-Mart. I've read one book by this author, Out of the Shadows, and enjoyed it.  
June 30, 2011 - one book in the mail and three purchased at Half Price Books:
  • In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson (sent by a BookCrossing member)
  • Ice, by Stephanie Rowe
  • Stakes & Stilettos, by Michelle Rowen
  • Little Women & Good Wives, by Louisa May Alcott

June 23, 2011 - in the mail from a Book Mooch member:
  • Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, Book 1), by Gena Showalter
June 20, 2011 - in the mail from a Book Mooch member:
  • The Fidelity Files, by Jessica Brody
June 15, 2011 - four new books over the past week or so:
  • The Difficulty of Being a Dog, by Roger Grenier, translated by Alice Kaplan - from a Book Mooch member
  • Red Hook Road, by Ayelet Waldman - won in a Good Reads giveaway, and will be my next read
  • The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls, by Joan Jacobs Brumberg - from a Book Mooch member
  • Aussie Rules, by Jill Shalvis - picked up at Dollar Tree
June 2, 2011 - in the mail from a Book Mooch member (she was running a 5-for-1 on Harlequins!):
  • The Courting Campaign, by Catherine George
  • A Love That Endures, by Claudia Jameson
  • No Greater Joy, by Rosemary Carter
  • To Have and To Hold, by Sally Wentworth
  • Pacific Heat, by Anne Mather
June 1, 2011 - in the mail through BookCrossing.com:
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, by Mary Roach
May 31, 2011 - in the mail from BookMooch members:
  • Only in the Moonlight, by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • Intimate Secrets, by B.J. Daniels - have never read this author before but the Book Mooch member had a 3 for 1 deal going...
  • The Ultimate Surrender, by Penny Jordan - same with this one.
  • That Old Devil Moon, by Anne Logan - I've only read one of Ms. Logan's books but really enjoyed it.
  • Cold Zero: Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, by Special Agent Christopher Whitcomb
May 17, 2011 - in the mail from a Book Mooch member:
  • The Darkest Lie, by Gena Showalter
May 16, 2011 - in the mail from a Book Mooch member:
  • Christmas Knight, by Christina Skye

May 9, 2011 - in the mail:
  • Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6), by Charlaine Harris (Amazon)
  • Lorenzo's Reward, by Catherine George (Book Mooch)
  • The Millionaire's Runaway Bride, by Catherine George (Book Mooch)
  • Promise Me Sunshine, Vicki Lewis Thompson (Paberback Swap)
  • Holding Out for a Hero, Vicki Lewis Thompson (Paperback Swap)
May 7, 2011 - Half Price Books: 
  • The Surprise Party Complex, Ramona Stewart
  • Alias: Disappeared, by Lynn Mason
  • Garden Spells, by Sarah Addison Allen
  • My Spy, by Christina Dodd
  • Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner
  • To Have and to Hold, by Jane Green
  • Cocktails for Three, by Madeleine Wickham
  • Skylight Confessions, by Alice Hoffman
  • Kiss Me Deadly, by Michele Hauf
  • Imminent Affair, by Sheri Whitefeather
  • The Soldier's Secret Daughter, by Cindy Dees
  • Heiress Under Fire, by Jennifer Morey
  • Raintree Sanctuary, by Beverly Barton
  • Cavanaugh Pride, by Maria Ferrarella
  • Last Wolf Hunting, by Rhyannon Byrd
  • The King's General, Daphne du Maurier 

April 25, 2011 - in the mail:
  • Come the Night, by Christina Skye