Sunday, January 31, 2010

In My Mailbox/Mailbox Monday - 1/31/10

Welcome to another edition of my combo meme In My Mailbox/Mailbox Monday.  You can find these hosted by some wonderful ladies: Kristi at The Story Siren and Marcia at The Printed Page, respectively.  They host these memes so that book bloggers can share the books that come into their houses.  I appreciate them both and hope that you will visit their blogs.

I had a light book week this past week, thankfully.  I have many blog tours coming up and I want to make sure I have enough time to devote to each book.  Here's what I received in the mail.

Master Your Debt: Slash Your Monthly Payments and Become Debt-Free by Jordan E. Goodman, from FSB Associates
Strategies and tools to live debt free
The world of borrowing and debt management has changed dramatically, leaving people confused about how best to secure their financial future. This book is the only guide with detailed advice to help you become debt free or master the debt you have, based on the latest laws and new government programs and policies implemented under the Obama administration.
Is the information and advice on debt management different than in years past? Definitely. In this savvy, engaging guide, bestselling financial expert Jordan Goodman will tell you how to
Win the mortgage game: avoid foreclosure, obtain the best refi, and modify your mortgage even if it is under water Clean up your credit report and dramatically boost your credit score Negotiate new terms and payments for burdensome medical bills, student loans, and credit cards Protect yourself from the devastation of identity theft Master the new credit card rules, and avoid the rate and fee traps Learn a revolutionary strategy that will help you become mortgage free in 5 to 7 years, change the way you pay all your bills, and save hundreds of thousands of dollars
Master Your Debt recommends many pioneering strategies as it lays out an innovative plan for achieving the elusive goal of financial success. The book is filled with helpful web sites, toll free numbers, associations and government agencies, and vetted companies and services to help you implement this advice. In today's volatile economy, getting out of debt is the key to surviving and thriving, and author Jordan Goodman provides you with the strategies and tools to live debt free.

An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor, from Forge via Authors on the Web
Readers of Patrick Taylor’s books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Some forty-odd years before and many miles to the south, the girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O’Hanlon, a farmer’s daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of County Cork. A precocious girl on the cusp of womanhood, Maureen has a head full of dreams, a heart open to romance, and something more: a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mystic realm of fairies, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy night in 1922. . . .

As she grows into a young woman, Maureen finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations, for the future is a mystery even for one blessed with the sight. Encountering both joy and sorrow, Maureen at last finds herself on the road to Ballybucklebo---and the strong and compassionate woman she was always destined to become.

Making Toast (ARC) by Roger Rosenblatt, from Ecco Books via Shelf Awareness
Though still reeling from their daughter's untimely death, Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, carry on, reconstructing a family, sustaining one another, and guiding three lively, alert, and tender-hearted grandchildren through the pains and confusions of grief.
The Believers by Zoe Heller, from Harper for a TLC Book Tour
When a stroke fells radical New York lawyer Joel Litvinoff, a secret is revealed that forces Audrey, his wife, to reexamine everything she believed about their forty-year marriage. In the meantime Joel's children are struggling with their own dilemmas and doubts. Disillusioned revolutionary Rosa has been drawn into the world of Orthodox Judaism. Karla, a devoted--and married--social worker hoping to adopt a child, is falling in love with the owner of a newspaper stand. Lenny, the ne'er-do-well, faces yet another relapse into heroin addiction. In the course of battling their own demons--and one another--the Litvinoffs must reexamine long-held articles of faith and decide what--if anything--they still believe in.

Hasta La Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez, from Minotaur Books (2 copies - 1 to read, 1 to give away)
When Lola comes home to her parents' house to find a horde of relatives mourning her death, no one is more surprised than she is. The news had reported that one Lola Cruz, PI was found murdered in an alley, causing great alarm in the Cruz family. Before Lola can say boo, a cop comes to the house. It turns out the dead woman had a driver's license with Lola's information. Between avoiding an unsavory ex-boyfriend, sorting out mixed signals from the very interested but not yet committed Jack Callaghan, and filling in as a waitress at her parents' Mexican restaurant, Lola tries to find out who the woman was and why she stole her identity. Was the woman hiding from someone who meant her harm, or is there someone out there who wants Lola dead?


Corrine said...

Hasta La Vista, Lola! Looks like a good read! I hope you enjoy all of the books you received this week. :)

I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

inthehammockblog said...

An Irish country girl looks great! So does Hasta La Vista Lola! Enjoy!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

That debt management book sounds excellent.

Here is mine

Anonymous said...

An Irish Country Girl looks really good!

bermudaonion said...

I got Making Toast too. I saw An Irish Country Girl in the bookstore and it looks so good!

Elizabeth said...

Irish Country Girl sounds really good. I'll have to look into the other books about Kinky.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Kaye said...

Looks like you got a spammer with a shoe fetish.

Yay, I got An Irish Country Girl too. You got some great books there.

DCMetroreader said...

Master Your Debt is a book I would like to read. The idea of paying my mortgage off in 5-7 years is very exciting. I will look forward to your review!

Alayne said...

Great books! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, you have some lovely books there! An Irish Country Girl sounds like something I would like. I just read Making Toast...fabulous! And The Believers is a compelling read.

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Kristen said...

Color me jealous about Making Toast! And i have the first couple of books in the Irish Country series but haven't read them yet. I suspect that once I do, I'll be jealous of you for that one too. ;-)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I received Making Toast too. The Irish Girl book looks good. I'll have to look into the series! Enjoy all your books!

Callista said...

That's a light week? Wow. I don't know if I could read about debt. too depressing.

My list is at SMS Book Reviews

Booksnyc said...

Irish Country Girl looks great. I have read all the others and would love to read this one - will have to pick this one up!

Mary said...

Irish Country Girl is on my tbr list. Enjoy all your books!

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