Saturday, December 19, 2009

In My Mailbox (25)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.
Contest:
Author: Jacqueline Leo
Title: 7: The Number for Love, Happiness, and Success
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book."
Library:
Author: William Dietrich
Title: Napoleon's Pyramids2
Series: Ethan Gage (book 1)
Publication Date:
Synopsis: "What mystical secrets lie beneath the Great Pyramids? The world changes for Ethan Gage—one-time assistant to the renowned Ben Franklin—on a night in post-revolutionary Paris, when he wins a mysterious medallion in a card game. Framed soon after for the murder of a prostitute and facing the grim prospect of either prison or death, the young expatriate American barely escapes France with his life—choosing instead to accompany the new emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, on his glorious mission to conquer Egypt. With Lord Nelson's fleet following close behind, Gage sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. And in a land of ancient wonder and mystery, with the help of a beautiful Macedonian slave, he will come to realize that the unusual prize he won at the gaming table may be the key to solving one of history's greatest and most perilous riddles: who built the Great Pyramids . . . and why?"

I would like to thank Gwendolyn of A Sea of Books. I won a copy of 7 by Jacqueline Leo from her blog.
I also picked up Napoleon's Pyramids which sounds really, really good.
All in all, it was a slow book week for me.
Cannot wait to see what everyone else got. :)

Orchid
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1. 7 by Jacqueline Leo was won in a contest from A Sea of Books.
2. Napoleon's Pyramids was borrowed from the library. 

7 comments:

  1. Oooo these do sound good!
    Happy Reading!

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  2. Great books! I hadn't heard of these!

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  3. It might have been a slow week but the ones you got sound amazing. I hope that you enjoy them.

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  4. These sounds intriguing! I have often wondered about the mysticism surrounding the number 7.

    Here's mine

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  5. Great books!

    Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

    Happy Holidays!

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