Monday, December 13, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Originally hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, Mailbox Monday is currently on tour. Our host for the month of December is Lady Q of Let Them Read Books.

I've been making good on my personal commitment to not overwhelm myself with review books, as evidenced by my quiet mailbox last week. However, I won't tell you about the six review books that I accepted this week, nor will I tell you about the trip that I made to my favourite used bookstore, where I traded in a box of my pre-loved books for ten new additions to my TBR.

First to arrive in my mailbox was a contest win courtesy of author Amy Rickman. I won a copy of her book Gleeful!, which is an unoffical guide to the TV series. I'm a serious Gleek. I actually bought my DVR after I had to miss one week's episode due to other commitments. True story, I'm a little embarrased to admit. Granted, I haven't had to miss an episode since! I can't wait to read all of the dirt about one of my favourite TV shows, and there are some pretty cool pictures in there as well.

My other arrival last week was a copy of UpCountry by R.M. Doyon, which I will be reviewing in the new year. I love that the author is Canadian, and this looks to be a fast paced read.

That was what was in my mailbox last week. What was in yours?


  1. Yow, you committed to 6 reveiw books in one week. Jonita, seriously girl, what were you thinking? Lol! Did you see that show The Talk when they showed the GQ magazine layout of Glee actors? Almost pornographic - I swear I'll never look at those characters the same way again. Boo, hiss.

    Have a fun week with all your new goodies.

  2. I received for review The Job by Craig Davis from the author.

    Joe B. enjoys the sweet life as a vice president at a huge conglomerate, Universal Whirligig. But along with the Big Boss' favor, he has also gained the notice of a bitter human resources manager, Luci Fernandez. Hateful of any success but her own, Luci manages to get him demoted to the mail room! A rollicking comedy of errors follows as Joe B. tries to figure out what's happened to him, and attempts to get a meeting with the Big Boss. Joe B.'s great expectations have taken a dickens of a twist. His family is forced to make a series of hard adjustments, and he gets only lame comforts from a string of the worst friends anyone could have. Will he finally track down the cause of his frustrations? Or will he only learn a lesson about what it is to be the boss, and that what is apparent is often only a shadow of a greater ongoing good? "The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This is Bound to Have Happened Somewhere) is a modern parable of ancient troubles and truths.

  3. I love Canadian literature, I'll have to add "Upcountry" to my wishlist. Enjoy!

  4. Both books look good to me! My daughter and I are Glee Freaks! We have fun watching it together. The book might make a nice gift for her. I'll have to look out for it.

  5. I've never heard of Upcountry! Hope it's a good one!

  6. Upcountry is new to me also! enjoy.

    My mailbox is also up.
    I am having a giveaway on my blog as well - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. Please do enter

  7. Enjoy your new books! Am I the only person who's never watched Glee?

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