Monday, October 4, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, but is currently on tour. This month MM is being hosted by she reads and reads. Each week we share which books made their way into our mailboxes, but be warned: MM can lead to towering TBR piles and out-of-control wish lists!

Last week brought quite the eclectic mix of books into my house.

First to arrive was Gladdy's Wake by B.K. Anderson, courtesy of Second Story Press.

Next to arrive (same day, different courier) was What I Thought I Knew by Eve Alice Cohen, a memoir for an upcoming blog tour. I was so excited about this one that I have read it already. It's short, but powerful.

Also in my mailbox last week was Mini Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella's latest in the series. I was particularly excited about this contest win from Chick Lit Central: The Blog. I can depend on Kinsella for light, entertaining reading. I would have started reading this one on the weekend, but my copy of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom came in for me at the library and I only have it for a short time, so I thought that I would tackle it first.

Perfection by Julie Metz also found its way into my home last week. This is also for an upcoming blog tour, and I can't wait to dig in. I love memoirs, especially ones by "real" people, rather than ones by celebrities.

My final mailbox arrival for last week was a copy of The I Hate To Cook Book by Peg Bracken, a contest win courtesy of A Sea of Books.

But wait! I'm not done yet! My sister-in-laws and I try to get out for a girl's night every month or so. It's a great way to get caught up with each other's lives and we always try to do something extra fun. This month we decided to visit one of my favourite places- the Chapters store in Ancaster, Ontario. I love the layout of the store- open and easy to browse through, and despite the fact that it is only one story, there are a ton of interesting books there! I could have easily spent $1000, but decided not to because my hubby probably would have had a fit if I kicked him out of the bedroom to make room for my new books. Instead I only bought three, all on the 3/$10 table. It was a hard choice, but I came home with:

10 Reasons Not to Fall in Love by Linda Green
Tales From the Crib by Jennifer Coburn
Just the Three of Us by Clare Dowling

That's it for my mailbox for last week- what was in yours?


  1. I read What I Thought I Knew over the weekend - fast, interesting read. I reviewed The I Hate to Cook Book a few months ago - I'm a fan, lol. Also have Perfection to review for blog tour next month.
    Enjoy all your new books!

  2. You got some great looking books this week. I need the I Hate to Cook one ...LOL

  3. With all the books I have in my house, I'm still totally jealous of Mini-Shopaholic. I plan to buy it tomorrow.

  4. I received Mini Shopaholic too, can't wait to read it! HAppy reading!

  5. I'm loving the I Hate to Cook Book.

    Here's my Monday.

  6. I've really wanted to check out the I Hate to Cook book. Enjoy!!

  7. I want to get a copy of the I Hate to Cook Cookbook. Always looking for quick and easy dinner tonight. What I Thought I Knew sounds like an interesting book too. Enjoy!

  8. LOL--we all want the I Hate to Cook Book. Actually, I don't mind cooking.

    Enjoy your great, new books. :)

  9. I have to say the I Hate To Cook book is great. Thanks for sharing these! I just received a new Christmas book for my daughter and I to read together called, "Santa & The Little Teddy Bear," by Peter John Lucking. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package. The book is beautifully illustrated with a wonderful story for young children, which tells the true meaning and story of Christmas. The author has also included songs and carols to sing, which is a bonus. I'm really looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit with this one.

  10. What I Thought I Knew sounds great - can't wait to see your review!

  11. what I thought I knew.. i have been trying to get into my house for months.. no luck.. lol and I read perfection and LOVED It..