Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Each week we share which books found themselves into our mailboxes, often resulting in a serious case of mailbox envy, not to mention huge wish lists!

This week two new books found their way from my mailbox to my home. Both arrived at the same time and they were:


Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe by Jenny Hollowell: I love the title of this book- I think that it may become my new mantra when stressed! Thank-you to Jason at Henry Holt for this review copy.


This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia arrived at the same time as the above book. It looks like it will provide me with some meaty summer reading! Thanks again to Jason at Henry Holt for sending this copy.

This week I also received one library book that I had requested, their brand-new copy of Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart, which I promptly devoured. It was wonderful, and I should be posting my review this week. Next up from the library? Get Lucky by Katherine Center, another book that I have on my must-read summer reading list.

This week I hope to get completely caught up on writing reviews for the books that I've read. For a while now I've had a substantial pile of books that I've read, but not had time to review. I've been working away, and now only have four left in that pile. I'm hoping to get caught up before Wednesday or Thursday at the latest, as that marks for me the official start of my summer reading! My kids have two more days of school (well, my middle child has one more as he's in junior kindergarten and only goes alternating days), which means that I'll be done work as well! I'm looking forward to handing in the keys to my big yellow bus for the summer (it gets parked at my work yard for two months) and taking the summer to spend time with the kids and read some wonderful summer books! We'll be participating in the library's summer reading program (this year all three kids will be allowed to participate), as well as spending some time at the local beaches, parks, and of course, our own backyard! If I get all of my reviews done prior to July 1st, I'll be able to start the summer with a clean reading and reviewing slate!!

So, those are the books that found their way into my home last week- which books found their way into yours?

15 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new books. They both look really interesting.

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  2. I really liked Husband and Wife!

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  3. I also received This Must Be the Place...and I'm going to be reading Husband and Wife this week!

    Get Lucky is sitting on my stack for the near future reads.

    Hope you enjoy the books.

    Here's my MM:

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday_27.html

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  4. I haven't heard of either of those books but they sound really good. I can't wait to hear what you think of them.

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  5. I hope to start This Must Be the Place today. You got some really good books this week. Enjoy them all.

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  6. They both look good, but I just love the cover of Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe.

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  7. I also received that first one. I am behind on my reading and reviewing! But here I am on blogs:)

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  8. I love that title, too. Happy reading!

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  9. Love the look of both books! And Get Lucky was great -- such a fun read. Center is a fabulous author. Hope you enjoy! :)

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  10. Enjoy your new books! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. This Must be the Place sounds like a fun summer read! Enjoy both books.

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  12. Both books looks appealing! Happy reading!

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  13. I've got my eye on This Must Be the Place! I've been catching up on reviews, too. Only one more to go and I've vowed from now on I will write the review immediately after finishing the book and just keep them short and sweet. (Or not so sweet, as the case may be!)

    No books for me this week, but I've got a copy of Captivity to give away over on my blog if you'd like to stop by!

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  14. I received both of these books also. I hadn't heard of either book before but they do sound good!

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