Monday, March 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday and More

I really have been holding myself back. Last week, I acquired only two books, showcased here for Mailbox Monday, a fun meme where readers share the books they've recently obtained, hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page.

On Tuesday, I found The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman at a local thrift shop I visit sporadically to browse for books, for only $1.00. (I actually only had 90¢ in change, but the nice ladies there let me purchase it even though I was a little short. Although I searched, I could not find more change at the bottom of my purse, so I accepted their generosity, delivered with a wink, and left with the book, grateful and humbled.) I've been interested in getting something by this author after reading about her work on Naida's blog, the bookworm, and Vivienne's book blog, Serendipity. I am quite influenced by the book blogs of others!

On Thursday, I received The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow from Penguin Group, a book about the role of friendship in the lives of eleven women, which I'll read and review in April for a TLC tour.

Marianna will be receiving a book in the mail soon. She's the winner of an autographed copy of Melinda and the Wild West by Linda Weaver Clarke, the first book of five in this historical fiction series. Congratulations, Marianna! If you didn't win this time, don't despair! I have other book giveaways posted on the right side of my blog, and will feature a new giveaway this week, so plan on returning soon.

What books arrived in your home recently, by mail or from elsewhere?


  1. The Girls from Ames looks like a good one! Congratulations to Marianna!

  2. The Girls From Ames sounds like a good book. I like books about friendships. I'll keep my eyes peeled for a review. Enjoy all your new reads.

  3. Now that is a TRUE "booklover", spending her last 90 cents on a book she did not need...LOL

    Seriously, if I recall correctly, it was a good read, so enjoy Susan!

  4. Nice haul!

  5. Ooh I loved The Third Angel. Enjoy! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  6. ooo, the third angel captures my attention.

  7. Now I haven't read The Third Angel, so I will be interested in hearing what it is like. Thanks for mentioning me in your post.

  8. The Girls from Ames sounds really interesting. Enjoy your books!

  9. *yay* I hope you enjoy the Alice Hoffman book. I havent read that one yet. 90cents is a steal!
    Thanks for the mention :)

    and congrats to Marianna.

  10. I'm very happy The Girls from Ames arrived safely! Hope you enjoy it!

  11. Thanks for all the comments. I can't wait to read these books!

  12. The Girls from Ames looks really interesting!! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  13. I love the the 1st 2 covers! And what a Steal!!!!!

  14. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Hoffman book. I've only read one of her books, Skylight Confessions.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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