Monday, September 5, 2011

Mailbox Monday September 5

It's Monday again! Time for another Mailbox Monday post. Mailbox Monday is the creation of Marcia from A Girl and Her Books. The meme is on tour and this month's host is Amused By Books.

I have been MIA lately in the blogging world. School started Thursday here. I always feel the need to organize and purge things when school starts. I cleaned out a closet and painted it. In the middle of a heat wave! Not smart! Hopefully things will get back to normal and I'll get some posting and blog hopping done. I'm hoping to settle into a routine this week. The heat is gone and it is 52 this morning! Everyone is complaining but not me! I think it feels good! I have had enough of heat this summer. I am ready to curl up with some hot tea and a good book!

This weeks mailbox is obnoxious. I hit Borders a week or so ago and haven't posted my finds there. The day I went the deals were not as great as they are now. Our store is in it's final 10 days now. It is so sad in the store. The employees are sad and who can blame them. There were quite a few employees there that I could always go to for suggestions or assistance. I will miss going there.

First up are my review books.

Ingenue by Jillian Larkin

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

These both came courtesy of the publishers(scholastic Press and Delacorte Press)through Amazon Vine. I have seen so many great reviews for both of these YA series so I decided to give both series a try.

The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker

I received this book courtesy of Atria's Galley Alley.

The following books are my Borders treasures.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Easy Slow Cooker Recipes by cookbook resources

Deep Down True by Juliette Fay
Life Sentences by Laura Lippman
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman

This book I pre-ordered and it came this week. I found Angie's blog awhile back. She is a writer and speaker who inspires me to be a better person. I adored her first book, I Will Carry You so I knew I had to read her new book as well.

What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transforms by Angie Smith

Whew! That is what came into my home recently. What wonderful books made their way into your home?


  1. Looks like you scored some great finds at Borders! Very sad it is closing, but glad you got some great deals!

  2. Great books! I'm sad when I visit our Borders, too. It's like picking over the belongings of someone who has died.

    But it's great to take advantage of the sales.

    Still Alice is one I'm wanting to read....and I loved Life Sentences. Lippman is a favorite author of mine.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I have been wanting to read Winters in Bloom and Forever.

  4. I have Still Alice to read also. Forever is on my reading plate also but girl this is still an amazing mailbox. I love love love the variation. Your versatility is perfect :)

    Nice to clear you purged yourself in the house - have to do the same soon. Any tips ;)

  5. Good luck with the start of school! You scored at Borders. Nice haul!

    I love the sound of Ingenue. Can't wait to see what you think of that one.

  6. Great stash! Hope you enjoy Forever more than I did. I was disappointed.

  7. It's sad to see Borders go but glad you were able to make the best of it.

  8. I'll be interested in your thoughts on Ingenue. I hope Larkin did a little more historical research than she did in Vixen.

  9. You sure had a great week!! I'll have to check out Angie Smith's books!

  10. Thats a lot of good books! Enjoy!

  11. I'd love to read Forever.Liked the previous books. Enjoy the books!

  12. What a great "Mailbox Monday" list! I am particularly interesting in What Women Fear. Thanks for posting!

  13. I totally understand about back to school. I have been purging and cleaning up my closets too. Feels so good! I read Still Alice and it gave me such good insight on Alzheimer's. I hope you enjoy all your books.

  14. What a great new stash of books! I'm jealous :)

  15. I had zero self-restraint at Borders the other day and am still contemplating a final visit there tomorrow. Bad, bad, bad.

  16. You got some great books! I go into my local Borders a lot too and it is very sad to see them go.

  17. I've heard nothing but good things about the series Forever is in. That's very interesting cover art on Wuthering Heights. Enjoy your books!

  18. That is some pile of books. I do hope you love them all.

  19. I thought Forever was a great conclusion for a great series. Hope you enjoy your new books! :)

  20. Looks like you got some great books at Borders but it's sad that it's closing.

  21. I haven't heard of most of these. I hope you enjoy them.
    Thanks for stopping by my mailbox

  22. Borders closing is so very sad. I love that cover of Wuthering Heights, though. Enjoy your new books!

  23. The Borders near me closed in April but I felt the same way. I went a few times and bought several. Still Alice and Deep Down True are on my TBR list.

    I'm loving the cooler temps too. Fall is my favorite season.

  24. I just finished reading The Winters in Bloom - VERY good .. just one of those that makes you want to keep reading to see what happens and to find out what actually happened before, although for me the ending kind of went pfft. When I initially went in to my Borders, I wanted to grab some classics, but they were almost all gone.

    It's so cool that you bought Vixen at the same time Ingenue came in for review. I'd love to see what you think of both of them!

    Great haul! Enjoy all of the lovely reads!


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