Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and is now on tour.  Kathy at Bermuda Onion is the host of this fun meme for the month of September!   According to Marcia,  “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”

This is what I found in my mailbox last week, all in one shipment, all purchased by me:

People of the Book by Geraldine March  (for my book club)

Savvy by Ingrid Law (for my 12 year old daughter)

The following are AR books for my 11 year old daughter (she’s decided Andrew Clements is her favorite author after reading Frindle):

The Landry News by Andrew Clements

The Janitor’s Boy by Andrew Clements

No Talking by Andrew Clements

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Week of Memes- Catching Up

Mailbox Monday- 

What arrived in YOUR mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page to leave a link to your post and see what other readers acquired! Here is what arrived at my house:

us-cover-compressedIn the last week I’ve received 4 books:  

Sonata for Miriam by Linda Olsson from Penguin

The Mechanics of Falling by Catherine Brady from the author, for a TLC Book Tour stop

Who by Fire by Diana Spechler from the author

The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer from Penguin

 

 

Teaser Tuesdays~

tuesday-tMiz B and Teaser Tuesdays asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

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imagedb-2cgiMine comes from page 140 of Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge, a memoir about the author’s years in foster care as a child.  

“And that day by the pool with Jason and me, if the camera had turned itself on our foster mother instead of us, the picture would have revealed a frightened girl who had eaten herself into omnipotent obesity.  Her form sloped with fat, as if the hungry belly she felt as a child had refused to be satisfied.”

 

Wordless Wednesday~

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Booking Through Thursday~

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Tami inspired this week’s question:

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?

Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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I’d love to see The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister on the big screen!   If I had the chance to cast the movie I could see Julia Roberts in the role of Lillian, the restaurant owner, and others I’d love to see in the ensemble cast would include Salma Hayak, Andrew McCarthy, and Betty White.  Hollywood, are you listening?

One book I NEVER want to see in the theater is The Road by Cormac McCarthy!  BLECH!  Bleak, ashen, awful wasteland with no explanation and no dialogue.  NO thanks.

 

Friday Fill-ins~

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And…here we go!    

1. When I look to the left, I see curtains

2. The upstairs bedroom is the room that has the best view in my home.

3. Let it work if it’s not broken.

4. Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap!

5. Voting is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any chocolate or wine feel free to share it with me.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to PJs and popcorn with youngest daughter’s girl scout troop, tomorrow my plans include cleaning and Witch Mountain with my kids, Sheri and the twins, and Sunday, I want to relax and read!

Have a nice weekend, everybody!

Mailbox Monday – February 23, 2009

 What arrived in YOUR mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at today’s post on The Printed Page to leave a link to your post and see what other readers acquired! Here is what arrived at my house:

51a7mjkefwl_sl500_aa240_Shanghai Girls by Lisa See  

Can you say EXCITED??!!  I was so happy to find this on my doorstep this week from Random House.  I wasn’t expecting it, didn’t request it, and am just oh-so-thrilled to have it!  I even did a little SQUEEEEE on Twitter when the UPS guy dropped it off!  Isn’t the cover fabulous?  Lisa See is one of my favorite authors and I wasn’t sure how I was going to wait until May to read this book.  Now I don’t have to!

 

 

518qzetb0l_sl500_aa240_The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickenson

I’ve been seeing this one reviewed on different blogs and thought it would be a book I’d like, since it’s a mother/daughter story, and I always enjoy a good book about this complex relationship between women.  When authorsontheweb.com offered it to me for review, I jumped at the chance!

 

 

 

9780061122194Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble

I just gave this one away on the blog but didn’t know Danny at Harper Collins was going to send me one, too!  So I was excited to get it.  The mother writes letters to her four grown (or nearly grown, in the case of the youngest) daughters as she is dying, filling her letters with all the love and wisdom she can while she still has time.  Sounds sad but also satisfying.  I’m looking forward to it.

 

What did you get in your mailbox this week?  Were the book fairies kind to you?

Mailbox Monday – January 19, 2008

 What arrived in YOUR mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at today’s post on The Printed Page to leave a link to your post and see what other readers acquired! Here is what arrived at my house:

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The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle, which I won from CB James at Ready When You Are, CB.  I can’t find the same cover online that I have in front of me, unfortunately.  It has a big banner across the top with The MIDNIGHT EXAMINER in large block letters on a bright yellow background, with black and white shots of a cat, a man holding an Egyptian figurine, and a blond woman in a bikini top holding an AK-47- quite a trio!  The man and the woman have little bars over their eyes, presumably to protect their identities.  The book is about the world of tabloid publishing:  “Howard and his staff become embroiled with a bloodthirsty crime lord, a voodoo sorceress, an Egyptian tomb robber, and a porn queen in danger, who leads them into an adventure as bizarre as the headlines in the Midnight Examiner.”  It’s supposed to be wildly insane and laugh out loud funny.  We’ll see!

51xfji8rkl_sl500_aa240_I also got a package of 2 books from the awesome Miriam at Hachette:

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly, is a love story set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Ireland, the Great Famine, and the emigrant experience in America.  Galway Bay will be released in hardcover on February 9th.

The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams is about the excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb filled with relics that date back to the time of Alexander the Great.  The Alexander Cipher will be released in hardcover on March 19th.

What did you find in your mailbox this week?

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Mondays are hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page.   Check out her blog to see what other bloggers found in their mailbox last week.

I got a few books this week.  Here they are:

41-1yfbjmdl_sl500_aa240_Breathing Out the Ghost by Kirk Curnutt, from the author himself.  I am totally excited to read this one, after reading a few phenomenal reviews and super interesting guest posts and interviews from his TLC book tour.  Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit asked him a great question- 5. If you were to create a playlist for your novel, what are the top five songs on that list?  Read his answers and you’ll see that he is one cool dude!

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The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, from Penguin Group. From the back cover- “The School of Essential Ingredients follows the lives of eight people from different walks of life who gather every Monday night for a cooking class taught by Lillian, a famous chef whose alchemy in the kitchen has made her a local sensation.”  I do love me a good foodie book!!

Honeymoon in Tehran by Azadeh Moaveni, from Random House.  Looks to be about an American reporter in Iran during a time of great political upheaval, who falls in love, marries, and has a baby, and is then forced to leave under political pressure.  Very interesting…

A Child’s Journey Out of Autism by Leeann Whiffen, from Sourcebooks, Inc.  I passed this one on to a book club friend to read and review.

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosney and The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein, from amazon.com.  I need these for book club this spring.

What did you find in your mailbox this week (aside from bills and junk mail!)?