Monday, August 27, 2012

Mailbox Monday August 27

Just a quick mailbox post before I have to go to work. I got some goodies that I am very excited about. This month's Mailbox Monday host is 5 Minutes For Books.

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (September 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439164681
ISBN-13: 978-1439164686

(Thank you Simon & Schuster!) I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. It will be released September 25th! On the cover of the ARC is a quote from USA Today that reads, "Picking up anything written by Genova is quickly becoming a no brainer." I totally agree!

Before Versailles by Karleen Koen

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (September 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402275900
ISBN-13: 978-1402275906

This book came as a surprise with my next mailbox Monday book. Thank you Sourcebooks!

The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (October 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402268033
ISBN-13: 978-1402268038

This book came with a matching deck of cards! I thought that was a nice touch and a great marketing tool! Thank you Sourcebooks!

On another note, my thoughts and prayers go out to anyone in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac! Let's hope that Isaac behaves himself! If you are in the path of him, stay safe!

Have a great reading week!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mailbox Monday August 20

It's Monday again. Time for another Mailbox Monday post. This month's host for Mailbox Monday is 5 Minutes for Books. Be sure to check out their site. It is a wonderful site with something for everyone.

I have to apologize for my lack of visiting and commenting on your blogs. I miss visiting them. I have been working some overtime when I can plus this past week I decided it was time to say good-bye to an old friend. Betsy, the mini-van was no longer safe to drive. I have driven her since 1999 when we bought her brand new. It was time to say good-bye. My boys laughed at how I mourned her as I said good-bye. Sadly, she was headed for the scrap yard. She saw my kids grow up and served us well! I now have Heidi, the Honda Odyssey. She is used but in very good shape. She has bells and whistles which made the transition nice. It took up most of my week finding and buying her. I really hate buying cars but I found a salesman who made it as painless as possible. And his wife works for Barnes and Noble! I knew we had a connection as soon as he said that! Hopefully, now that that is behind me, I can get back to visiting blogs. I will try to hit a few everyday.

This week I received two books that I purchased.

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker

I am not sure this is an experiment for me but I am interested to see what the author discovered during her journey.

The World as We Know It by Joseph Monninger

I loved Joseph's book, Eternal on the Water. You can check out my review here. Both books are bargain priced for $6 each on Amazon right now.

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mailbox Monday August 13

It's Monday again and time for another Mailbox Monday post. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by 5 Minutes For Books. I received a few books for review and purchased one book.

The Fine Color of Rust by P.A. O'Reilly
(courtesy of Atria Galley Alley)

The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
(courtesy of Atria Galley Alley)

Winter Journal by Paul Auster-audiobook
(unsolicited from macmillan audio)

The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Ann Weisgarber

That is what books made their way into my home. What goodies did you get