Monday, April 23, 2012

In My Mailbox (12)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where you can post up what books you got for review, from the library, through trade, or even bought, etc. over the past week. 

(Sorry that's it's a little late)

You can check out my reviews for 'Switched' and 'The Goddess Test' below:

Switched - Amanda Hocking
The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter 

and enter to win both my 300 Follower Giveaway & Magical Giveaway

What did you get in your Mailbox this week?


Farah said...

Gah! Haven'r read Switched yet. I really should. Awesome IMM!=D

Drop by my IMM?

Tas said...

I've been some really good things about Switched!
Great Mailbox :)

Tasnin @ TheWildReader

Cassie S. said...

@Fara: You should definitely grab a copy if you get the chance. I enjoyed it. Its about a different paranormal creature then I am used to.

@Tasnin: It is definitely an interesting read. And the story behind it getting published and Ms. Hockings story is unbelievable. =D

Nora said...

Cassie, Zeus was shall I say this...virile entity. He appeared to women in various animal forms. Of course back then you just didn't say no to a God even if you knew he was wed to Hera. So even though the woman may have known who he was, what could they really do?

I will have to get The Goddess Test as I do like the story of Persephone and Greek mythology in general.

As to the books I got this week...a whole box filled with Barbara Cartlands! I have always liked her ever since I was in my early teens and have been trying to update my library with the ones that I don't have. They aren't long (usually about 145 pages max) and depending on the story line takes me a day to read. So I can sometimes start one in the morning and another in the evening.

The one I'm reading at the moment is entitled The Wild Cry of Love about an aristocratic young woman (she's 18) going off to France's Camargue to make a name for herself in the art of photography. (The novel takes place in 1899 and the camera was a new invention). She's being pressured into a loveless marriage and is determined to show her Stepfather and her Mother that she doesn't need a man to take care of her but can not only take care of herself but make her own way in life without using the fortune that her Father has left her.

I've gotten to the part where the heroine meets the hero and that's about halfway through the book so I will probably be finished with it by tomorrow.

Being a romance the heroine will invariably fall in love with the hero but it is the journey to that end that I find interesting. Of course you have to like romances to slog through a Cartland; they aren't for everyone and rather tame when held up against today's romance novels. :)

By the your blog. :D

Paige said...

I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM!

~Paige @ Comfort Books

Cassie S. said...

@Nora: Thank you sweetie. Your so nice to follow my blog. I hope everything is going okay for you. Feel free to call me anytime. And yea, Zeus definitely got around. =D Good luck with all your reading.

@Paige: Thank you. I definitely can't wait to read some of them.

Thank you both for the amazing comments.