Mailbox Monday is a weekly gathering of book bloggers and book lovers where we share what arrived in our mailboxes the previous week. It is being hosted for the month of August by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit. Be warned: Mailbox Monday can lead to towering TBR piles and out-of-control wish lists!
Last week brought three new arrivals into my mailbox. The first to arrive was:
Simply From Scratch by Alicia Besette arrived. This was a win from The Debutante Ball and it was signed! I'm going to read this one soon, probably on my upcoming family vacation.
How To Be An American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway. I feel very lucky to have won this one from Alyce at At Home With Books, because it's been garnering some fabulous 5-star reviews, and my library doesn't have a copy! I'm excited to read this one as well.
But wait! The book goodness doesn't stop there! Thanks to an unexpected child-free afternoon (thanks to my handsome hubby for taking them out for the afternoon!!), I was able to make a trip to my absolute favourite used bookstore. There are several things that I love about it: 1. Most of the fiction books are $3 or $4. 2. They only accept used fiction 6 years old and newer, so I'm getting new, hot fiction at discounted prices. 3. It is well-organized and easy to see if they have specific books that you're looking for. 4. All proceeds go to a charity (right now they are donating to Haiti diaster relief). I browsed the shelves for a good hour or so, and this is what I came home with:
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Rescuing Rose by Isabel Wolff
Real Life & Liars by Kristina Riggle
Gucci Gucci Coo by Sue Margolis
Just One of the Guys by Kristina Higgins
Little Pink Slips by Sally Koslow
Bridesmaids by Jane Costello
Not That Kind of Girl by Catherine Alliot
Two's Company by Jill Mansell (a steal at $1 because it is older than 6 years! Plus, it is one of the few Jill Mansell books that I do not have for my collection! I used to have it, lent it out, and never saw it again. I feel blissfully reuinited.)
I'm happy with most of my bookstore selections, but sometimes I wish that I had a laptop so that I could look up Goodreads reviews before I bring a book home! There are one or two that I will probably bring back (for a small credit) without even reading.
That was my week in books- how was yours?