Monday, March 1, 2010

Mailbox Monday

After a book-less week last week (which gave me a bit of a chance to catch up on review books!) three new ones arrived in my mailbox last week. The shelf that holds my review books is happier now- he has more to do!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Each week we share which books have found their way into our mailboxes in the past week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to toppling TBR piles and staggering Amazon bills!

First to arrive last week was Corked, a memoir about wine by Kathryn Borel. I love wine, and I love memoirs, so this one will be a good fit for me. Thank-you, Hachette Book Group!

Second to arrive was an ARC of The One-Week Job Project by Sean Aiken from Penguin. This one is a memoir as well. It is about a man who tries out one job a week for a year in order to find one that "fits" him.

Finally, HarperCollins sent me a copy of If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous. I'm really excited about this one. It is the fictional story of one woman who tries to escape from her grief by moving to Japan to teach English.

That's it for my mailbox this week. I had better get reading! What found its way into your mailbox last week?


  1. All 3 sound good.

  2. Sounds like some interesting books. How much time do you spend reading per day, on average? I'm just curious.

    And with that I had to tell you that I'm starting a "Mandy' Monthly" challenge on my blog soon. I want to make one of the upcoming months (May?) about literacy and I want to read two classic books in a month along with find ways to read more to Vivian or maybe even find a way to volunteer or do things at a local library. Let me know if you have suggestions for me or ideas on what I should read. My closest friends have recommended "To Kill A Mockingbird" as my starter book.

    I really want to make more time to read in my life. I might as well since I almost never watch TV.

    Hope you're doing well!

  3. If You Follow Me caught my eye as well. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. I have Corked and If You Follow Me as well. And The One-Week Job Project is my kind of read. Will be interested to see what you think of it.