Monday, May 28, 2012

Mailbox Monday May 28 and Happy Memorial Day

Thank you all for your kind words about our beloved Cooper. It has been a hard weekend but we are getting through it. Yesterday I set up a nice little memorial for him in our backyard. I went to our local nursery and found a rock that has paw prints on it and says "Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts forever". Cooper will never be forgotten! He was the sweetest dog I have ever known.

Happy Memorial Day! A special thank you to all who have served or are serving now! I know how much you and your families sacrifice!

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. It has been hot and humid here this weekend. I planted my garden yesterday and cooked out. Today is laundry day and reading day. It's too hot to do much else. The plan is to read a book and catch up on blogs.

I haven't posted a Mailbox Monday post in a long time so this one is quite full. I have some review books, some purchased books and some from the library sale shelf. Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Martha at Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf. Thank you Martha!

First up are two audiobooks for review, courtesy of Macmillan Audio.
A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron (the dog on the cover looks a lot like our little Cooper)

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Next up are the books I have received for review. Some are from Amazon Vine and some are from the publishers.
A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama

Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel

The Innocents by Francesca Segal

Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

The next group of books are the ones I purchased either at the store or at the library sale shelf.
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Nanking 1937 by Ye Zhaoyan 
The Next Always by Nora Roberts 
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts 
If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster

And last was my birthday gift to myself. I saw this version of The Secret Garden on the Barnes and Noble website and thought it was beautiful!
The secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett

So that is all the treasures that have come into my home since my last mailbox post. What wonderful reads made their way into your home?


  1. Enjoy all your new books. The Sandcastle Girl is on my wish list. Happy reading!

  2. It looks like you're in for some good reading! I'm not sure which one I'd start first - maybe The Sandcastle Girls.

  3. I just brought home The Next Always. I am behind on her series books. Have a great day.

  4. SO many new books Beth. I never did get a chance to spend time on the computer this weekend so no post for me, but hope you enjoy these.

  5. Sounds like you've created the perfect memorial for Cooper.

    That version of The Secret Garden is gorgeous. Enjoy your new books!

  6. The Last Boyfriend is on my wish list, I need to check and see if our library has a copy of it. Sounds like you made a very nice memorial for Cooper.

  7. Beautiful mailbox! I'm curious about A Hundred Flowers and look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Happy reading and laundry day!

  8. Oh, you have some good ones! I'm expecting the Nancy Thayer book...can't wait! And I want to read The Last Boyfriend, since I enjoyed The Next Always.

    I have the Bride's Quartet sitting on my nightstand...soon!

    Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

    So sorry about Cooper....

  9. I just read The Secret Garden this month, for the first time. I can't believe I've lived this long and hadn't read this book!

  10. so many great books you received or purchased!! Enjoy them!

  11. I'm loving your mailbox! So sorry to hear about Cooper. My heart goes out to you all.

  12. Quite a few books there that I have on my shelves to be read! And I really want to reread The Secret Garden! That copy looks beautiful!

    Warm thought to your family about Cooper...

  13. So sorry about Cooper.
    You have a great group of books. Your mailbox photo is beautiful. Happy reading and listening.

  14. I'll be interested to see what you think of the new Mantel.

  15. So many great books! Good for you for getting yourself the perfect gift. Happy Birthday!

    On a sad note, I'm sorry for your loss. Cooper is lucky to have had such a loving family. I hope you will find comfort and enjoy fond memories at his special memorial.


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