Marcia from A Girl and Her Books. The meme is on tour and this month's host is Amused By Books.
It's a rainy Monday here this morning, which is a good thing. We have not had hardly any rain in the past month. My lawn will be happy again. It was looking brown and crusty.
My mailbox is very full this week. I went down to Illinois to pick up dog food and meds for the beasts and drove past Borders. There was a huge banner on the store that said "Last 3 Days!" I am sure you can see where this is going. I parked and the parking lot was pretty empty. There were a few cars but it was not hopping like usual.
I walked into see a big barren store with scatterings of bookshelves, some empty, some full. I thought this will be a quick run through, not expecting to find anything. It looked very picked over. 25 books later, I was checking out. In all fairness, 9 are for my mom. She reads every day and I found some christian fiction books for her. (I did not list those books). I didn't pay more than $2.70 a book! And after my order was totaled. The cashier took off another 15%. Then she told me to come back Friday before 3 for better deals. I resisted and did not go back. I kind of had mixed emotions. I got some really great deals but was very sad to see the store closing.
I did receive two books in my actual mailbox, one I won from Gaby at Starting Fresh. Thank you Gaby! I also ordered one that has been on my wishlist and I found on the B&N sale for $2.99. My momma raised a bargain shopper!
Take a gander and enjoy! I kind of panic when I see all these books, wondering when the heck am I gonna find time to read them all.
The Things We Share by Pam Jenoff This was my won from Gaby. Thank you again Gaby! I love Pam Jenoff! If you haven't read any of her books, give them a try.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin This was on my wish list for a very long time so I was excited to see it on sale. I have seen many great reviews for this one.
I did not link the rest of these books.
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
Daily Guideposts 2011
With Love and Laughter, John Ritter by Amy Yasbeck
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
Joy For Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
The Gap Year by Sarah Bird
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore
The Moment by Douglas Kennedy
The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Patillo
Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise by Joyce Magnin
Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
Free to a Good Home by Eve Marie Mont
Reunion by Therese Fowler
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly by Connie May Fowler
I just realized the last two authors have the same last name. Interesting. Have you read any of these books and if so did you like them?
So that is my mailbox. What lovely books made their way into your home?
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