Monday, March 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday March 8

Mailbox Monday is a meme where you can post what books came into your home during the week. It is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page. Go on over and check it out. Be warned though it can lead to large TBR piles and wish lists!

Excuse the bad picture. I get one shot with the camera lately and then it dies. This mornings shot was not a good one. This week was a fun week.

1. Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce - I won two bottles of sauce from Vicki at Reading At The Beach. Vicki had a fun giveaway for the sauce and my son is the condiment king so of course I entered. It also came with a recipe pamphlet and a bookmark advertising a cookbook using the sauces. I love cookbooks so I may have to get this one. We love this sauce! Thank you Vicki and Country Bob's!

2. Heart Of The Matter by Emily Giffin

Synopsis borrowed from B&N
Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.

Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie—a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance—and even to some degree, friendships—believing that it is always safer not to expect too much.

Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.

In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

I won this book from Goodreads First Look.

The next four books I purchase myself.

3.Singing Bird by Roisin McAuley
I saw this on someone's blog and found a used copy to buy.

4.Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman
I received the second in this series to review so I purchased the first book in the series to read.

5.Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I have yet to read this series even though everyone raves about it.

6.Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr
I bought this after reading about this series on a blog. I thought this was the first book in the series but alas it is not. I thought the series sounded like a nice light read.

So that is what came to my house last week. What fun books made their way into your home?


  1. I got the first 7 Outlander books for Christmas but haven't been able to start them! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  2. Oh I can't wait to see what you think about the Outlander series!! I held off a long time on reading them because I'm not too into the whole time travel thing, but now they are counted among my favorite of all-time reads!

    My mailbox is here.

  3. You had a great week! I'm impressed that you're going to tackle Outlander.

  4. I've seen Heart of the Matter on multiple sites and have been debating if I should put it on my TBR list (lol whats one more) but will await your review.

  5. Oh i love anything by Emily Giffin. I have yet to read Heart of the Matter though. I hope u enjoy it.

  6. Great collection!!!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on them! Enjoy the sauce too! lol

    Here is my list:

  7. I hope you enjoy all the books (I want to begin the Outlander series). Have a great week!

  8. I love that you won some sauce - that's awesome! If you are anything like me, once you start the Outlander series you can't put them down!

  9. How cool that you won sauce!!! I too am a HUGE HUGE cookbook person. I mean it's a PROBLEM for me. I can't stop buying them.

    I am one of THOSE Outlander people that can't shut up about the series (except the last one, yuck). I hope you like it!

    Haven't heard of any of the other ones, will have to check them out. Great Mailbox today!

  10. You had a great week! That sauce sounds really good. And isn't it fun to win such treats? Enjoy!!

  11. Only two books this week. You can see them here.

  12. It's not such a bad pic! Enjoy your books and your sauces!

  13. That was a good pic! What fun that you won sauce and that you like it. That's great. Have a great week and happy reading. Here's my mailbox

  14. Great mailbox! I have not read the Outlander series yet. I have a friend who keeps telling me to read it, but I haven't gotten around to it.

    Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict

  15. Outlander is one of my favorite books of all time!!! I hope you like it. Here's my Mailbox. And here's where I blogged about meeting Diana Gabaldon.

  16. Cool. You got sauce. I got books that, had they been human, would have shown up sauced.

    You got the better deal. By far.

  17. Great mailbox! I haven't read Outlander yet either, but it's in my TBR.

  18. Heart of the Matter sounds almost like a Piccoult book -- complex & compelling. I look forward to your review.

  19. The new Emily Giffin book sounds great! I really enjoyed her first three books.

    Have a good week!

  20. Fun mailbox you had this week. I am so impressed you will try Outlander--while I have heard amazing things about the, I just can't seem to muster up the interest.
    *happy reading and smiles*

  21. Looks like you had a good book-week! Lots of good ones! Enjoy!

  22. I hope you enjoy Outlander. It's one of my all time favorites.


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