Monday, November 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday November 15



Mailbox Monday is meme created by Marcia from The Printed Page. Marcia says,"Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." Mailbox Monday is on tour and this months hostess is Julie from Knitting and Sundries. Thank you Julie for hosting!

This week I received two books for review, two books I bought for the Okra Picks Challenge and one book that my mom passed on to me. All books have been linked back to Goodreads if you wish to read more about them.



1. Southern Plate by Christy Jordan (Okra Picks Challenge)-I glanced through this when it came and there are many easy comfort recipes I will be anxious to try out and Christy Jordan is a doll!

2. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (Okra Picks Challenge)Fannie Flagg! Need I say more? I think not!

3. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens For review from Alfred A. Knopf Books to be released on April 5, 2011. This looks like an excellent children's series.

4. The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore For review from Harper Books through a member's giveaway on Librarything. I'm looking forward to reading about my favorite authors and their characters.

5. Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury This is from my mother. She told me not to pick it up until I could read it straight through. She says I won't want to put it down.

I have been reading The Distant Hours by Kate Morton for what seems like forever. I hope to get it done this week. It is good but it is a bit more involved than some of my usual reads. I'm finding I need to read it a bit more slowly.

So what treasures made their way into your home?

23 comments:

  1. When I saw your photo, my first thought was of the Okra Picks challenge! I actually got to meet Christy Jordan and Fannie Flagg at SIBA and they're both wonderful women! I hope you enjoy your new books.

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  2. am SO JEALOUS about I Still Dream About You. ....enjoy and tell us all about it Beth:)

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  3. I am so jealous that you got to meet them both Kathy! All of us readers should move to your neck of the woods. You have the best events near you!

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  4. This month's Southern Living has a big feature about Fannie Flagg and her new book and photos from places in Birmingham that inspire her. I really need to read one of her books! Thanks for visiting my Mailbox! Happy reading!

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  5. I loved the Heroine's Bookshelf so I hope you do too!

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  6. That's certainly an excellent stack of books. Enjoy!

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  7. Looks like you got some great books! Happy reading!

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  8. You have a nice mixed lot of books. I hope you enjoy them.

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  9. Unlocked..hope you read that one soon so I can see if it goes on the ever growing tbr list.

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  10. ooh...I'm adding I Still Dream About You to my WL!

    Here is my Mailbox

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  11. I got Emerald Atlas too!

    You got some real fascinating reads and going to look up the book that your mom gave you Unlocked.

    Love that you have this connection, reading is a passionate thing n'est pas :)

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  12. I have The Heroine's Bookshelf on reserve right now--it sounds really good. Enjoy your books!

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  13. I love Southern cookbooks! I've been wanting that Fanny flag book, hope you enjoy it!

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  14. You received a nice assortment of books --enjoy!

    BTW I am looking forward to your review of the Distant Hours as I want to know if it is with devotion to such a lengthy book.

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  15. The Heroine's Bookshelf sounds great! Enjoy all of your books.

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  16. Nice list. I plan to read the new Fannie Flagg novel for the challenge too!

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  17. That cookbook looks fantastic. I received the Emerald Atlas too. Enjoy!

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  18. Lucky you with the Fannie Flagg book :)

    I have yet to start The Distant Hours...I think the length is putting me off :(

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  19. I borrowed Southern Plate from the library and now I just have to own it. It really is wonderful. And I love anything Fannie Flagg does so I'm very excited about her new book. What a great set of books. Happy reading.

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  20. What a great list of books! Unlocked DOES seem like a 'must-read-now' kind of book! Since we both received The Emerald Atlas, I'll be looking for your review; I think that it will be a fun fantasy read together for Bebe Boy James and I!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  21. Fannie Flagg is on my list of authors to read. Enjoy your new books!

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  22. Lovely selection of books Beth!

    Fannie Flagg is a favorite, and I saw that southern cookbook elsewhere and thought it looked terrific.

    I will be looking for your review of The Distant Hours..still haven't picked it up yet.

    I have read uniformly glowing reviews of Unlocked, so I would listen to your mother on this one :)

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