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I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

In My Mailbox - March 13, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

Some good book love this week :)

For Review from the Author:
Thyme In A Flask by Glen Quarry
(from Goodreads)
Jon Chandler is a seventeen-year-old youngster presented with a difficult quest-to find a magical flask, destroy it, and then somehow find his way back home. As Jon reluctantly accepts his responsibility, he is accompanied by the haughty yet beautiful Dorthea, who constantly challenges him. At least his best friend, Samuel, a gentle giant-all eight feet in stature and 480 pounds of him-doesn't get under his skin like Dorthea does. But there's a fine line between love and hate, and Jon and Dorthea hover on it constantly! Samuel is left behind as the quest leads Jon and Dorthea into a parallel world, where few living people have ever gone before. How can they locate a flask that has been missing for sixteen years? Along the way, they encounter demons and wizards who will test their strength and ability, and they find they must solve several riddles before they can return home. What they learn about themselves and about life is far more priceless than the magical flask. Glen Quarry has written an enchanting story that fantasy fans will gobble up in one sitting. Filled with twisting plot lines and likeable characters, Quarry is sure to become a favorite of the genre. Glen Quarry is currently working on the sequel to his novel. He lives in Iowa.

Trade / Swap
Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz -- I really gotta get going on reading this series more!

The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan -- could not wait for this one!
The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin -- the second of her Earthsea series

Now this one just looks fun! I love Sherlock Holmes and always had a soft spot for Watson

The Crimes of Dr. Watson: An Interactive Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Dunae Swierczynski
(from Goodreads)
Quirk Books is excited to announce the discovery of a never-before-published adventure from the pen of Dr. John Watson, steadfast companion of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. As the tale opens, we discover that Holmes has vanished and Watson has been framed for a grisly murder! Writing from a damp cell in Coldbath Fields penitentiary, the falsely convicted prisoner recounts the events leading to his arrest . . . and provides twelve removable, facsimile clues that point to the true culprit. Among them are:
An article torn from a newspaper in California
A puzzling manuscript ripped into several pieces
A catalog of Victorian medicines and marital aids
Plus a telegram, an arrest report, an empty matchbook, a train schedule, and much more
It's up to you to sift through the clues and solve the thrilling whodunit. When you think you've identified the culprit, slice open the final signature of the book (sealed at the printer) to read the remainder of the story. With beautiful Victorian-style illustrations and first-rate production values, The Crimes of Dr. Watson will appeal to mystery lovers of all ages.


  1. The Sherlock Holmes book sounds really cool.

    I have an award for you:


  2. Wow, great books! I'm interested in the Sherlock Holmes one - it seems great! Hope you enjoy them all.

    Here's my In My Mailbox for this week.

  3. Very cool selection of books. I loved Sherlock Holmes when I was a teen. Haven't read much of him when I got older though, but he has a soft spot in my heart. :) Here'smine


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