Mailbox Monday

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! Mailbox Monday is a feature where we gush about the yummy new books that now grace our bookshelves! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

For the month of November, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Marcia at the Mailbox Monday website.  Next month's host will be my friend Jenny Q at her blog, Let Them Read Books.

Hello all, I hope this MM post finds everyone well!  It's a chilly day here in Atlanta but we're staying warm by the fireplace.  Winter sure did start early this year.  So, what are your plans for the Thanksgiving holidays?  We are headed down to Florida to visit with our families whom we haven't seen in quite a while, so I'm very excited about that.  And of course I'm looking forward to all of the yummy food!  My mom and step-dad make a mean Thanksgiving dinner and I'll be contributing with my kick-ass deviled eggs....mmmm :)  Whatever your plans may be I hope you have a wonderful Turkey day and safe travels.

For this Mailbox Monday I have only one new addition to report and it's my first e-book for my new Kindle Fire!  I got my new Kindle Fire last Tuesday and I've been having so much fun with it, this thing is even studlier than I imagined!  I'll be writing up a full review on the Firfe, but so far it's exceeded my expectations.  Here is what I am now reading:

by Elizabeth Lev

Publication Date:  October 18, 2011


The astonishing life of a long-misunderstood Renaissance virago...

Wife, mother, leader, warrior. Caterina Riario Sforza was one of the most prominent women in Renaissance Italy—and one of the most vilified. In this glittering biography, Elizabeth Lev reexamines her extraordinary life and accomplishments.

Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age ten to the pope’s corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy’s political intrigues early in life. After turbulent years in Rome’s papal court, she moved to the Romagnol province of Forlì. Following her husband’s assassination, she ruled Italy’s crossroads with iron will, martial strength, political savvy—and an icon’s fashion sense. In finally losing her lands to the Borgia family, she put up a resistance that inspired all of Europe and set the stage for her progeny—including Cosimo de' Medici—to follow her example to greatness.

A rich evocation the Renaissance, The Tigress of Forlì reveals Caterina Riario Sforza as a brilliant and fearless ruler, and a tragic but unbowed figure.  

That's my mailbox...what goodies did you receive?



  1. I have this on my wishlist and I really want to read it! Never read any books about her so it should be interesting. I'm looking forward hearing what you think. Enjoy!

  2. I hope you post a review when you read The Tigress of Forli. Sounds fascinating. No way I have time to read it any time soon, unfortunately. Research abounds.

  3. I am jealous! I really want that Kindle Fire, it does look like it would be a lot of fun! Enjoy!!!

  4. Sounds like a good one!
    So it's an e-mailbox Monday ;)

  5. Enjoy your new book and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Safe travels!

  6. The political intrigue in Italy was crazy!!! Happy reading.

    Here is mine

  7. I have not heard of this historical figure. Sounds like she was quite a woman!

  8. Wed at age 10, yikes! Enjoy your new Kindle Fire and your new e-book!

  9. I've been reading good things about the Fire. My brother-in-law (a techie) is liking it so far. Have a good week.

  10. That's new to me, but it sounds fascinating. Enjoy!

  11. This is the third time for this comment.
    Love good deviled safe and have a fab time with the family. Happy thanksgiving :)

  12. I have not heard a bad thing about the Kindle Fire! I am glad to hear you are enjoying yours! We are eating at my sister's house early and then I will make a small dinner here on Friday so we have leftovers for the weekend. Have a great holiday!

  13. This looks very interesting, enjoy!

  14. Sounds like another good one! Enjoy!

  15. Jealous you have a Kindle Fire! ;) Happy reading!


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