Monday, September 20, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is on tour! Originally created by Marcia at The Printed Page, this month it is being hosted by Kathy at Bermudaonion's Weblog. Each week we share which books made their way into our mailboxes, but be warned: Mailbox Monday can lead to towering TBR piles and never ending wishlists!

Three new books arrived in my mailbox last week. The first to arrive was:

Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch- I bought this one from The Book Depository because I read her latest and really enjoyed it. I've heard that this one is a reflection on parenting and I always appreciate an author's perspective on that!

Next to arrive was a signed copy of Mommy Prayers by Tracy Mayor, courtesy of a Facebook contest win. I plan on reading this book ('cause hey, I'm a mom!) and then passing it on to one of my new mommy friends, who will be sure to appreciate the humour involved as well.

The final arrival last week was a copy of Juliet by Anne Fortier for an upcoming book tour. I'm about 85% of the way through this one, and it is a fresh take on Shakespeare's classic, Romeo and Juliet. Very interesting!

I also picked up a few books at our local "Friends of the Library" sale. Despite the fact that I definitely do not need more books, I enjoy the thrill of the hunt for used books, and couldn't stay away. I also love the opportunity to support my local library, which has provided me with many hours of fantastic reading material. At the sale I picked up a bunch of children's books for my youngest sons, as well as some Goosebumps and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for my oldest son. For myself I brought home:

Wives of Bath by Wendy Holden- Wendy Holden is a hit or miss for me- sometimes I love them, and sometimes I don't. I haven't read this one, and am looking forward to it.

He's Got to Go by Sheila O'Flanagan- I love my Irish chick lit, and couldn't resist.

The Thing About Jane Spring by Sharon Krum

Emily Ever After by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt- The cover is purple, what more can I say?

Caroline's Sister by Sheila O'Flanagan- Apparently I have a thing for Sheila!

That's it for me for last week- what was in your mailbox?


  1. I love the cover of Time of My Life!! I've heard Juliet is really good - I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your new books!

  2. I really enjoyed Time Of My Life. I hope you do too :)

  3. I love the cover of juliet.

    You got some great books in the mail and on sale. Enjoy!

  4. Juliet has the most gorgeous cover! Enjoy your new treasures. = )

  5. Juliet is really good. Hope you like it! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  6. Irish chick lit is one genre I really haven't explored -- but I'm intrigued! Lots of great books here; will look forward to your reviews!

  7. Wonderful mailbox! Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  8. My TBR stack has gotten obscenely tall so I'm not even trying to get any new books right now!

  9. Juliet is in my tbr pile. I am glad to hear you are enjoying it. I love the library sale too. I can never stay away!

  10. Great mailbox. Juliet is on my wish list. The cover is gorgeous! Enjoy!!

  11. I really enjoyed Time of My Life! Happy reading!