Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mailbox Monday: A Pictorial Guide

Oh, happy day! Having read and reviewed The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, I was very excited to receive And the Pursuit of Happiness by the same author, which arrived compliments of Penguin Group for an upcoming TLC book tour. This book will be released to the public on October 14, 2010; I feel so privileged to have a copy in advance!

I purchased Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham from Amazon because of Bermudaonion's review, and Be Love Now by Ram Dass arrived from HarperOne, also for a future TLC book tour. Last but not least, I won Mr. Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson on Laura's Reviews.

But wait! There are more packages to open! I thought I was done but two more packages arrived from UPS.

One of the perks of being a book blogger is being privy to giveaways and winning books. I won GoD and DoG by Wendy Francisco on Renee's blog, Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot, and Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons on Darlene's blog, Peeking Between the Pages.

I anticipate getting a great deal of enjoyment from these books.

Created by Marcia from The Printed Page, Mailbox Monday is currently on tour. During the month of October, Avis from She Reads and Reads will be hosting this fun meme. What new books have you gotten recently in the mail or from elsewhere?


  1. I'm eying those great looking apples as well as all the books!! LOL All look absolutely delicious!

    Hope u had a great weekend; too short right?

  2. No matter how far behind I am on getting books read for review, it never ceases to make me happy to find those packages on my doorstep!

  3. Love the pictures! Those look like some great books! = )

  4. Thats great Suko, happy reading! Love the pics. Now I want an

  5. Don't you just love it when unexpected goodness arrives on your doorstep!!! Enjoy!!

  6. Wow, I didn't realize Holly's Inbox was a chunkster. I have that one on my wishlist. Enjoy your new books!

  7. I feel pressure seeing that you bought a book based on my review! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  8. Diane,I couldn't resist using the striking apples!

    Lisa, me, too! Love to get those packages!

    Kate,thanks! :)

    Naida, I've been enjoying a lot of apples this season.

    Staci, yes, it's great to find packages in the entryway.

    Mrs. Q., it is a "chunkster", but because it's comprised of email, it's supposed to be a quick read.

    Kathy, I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it, though it may take me a while to actually read it!

  9. The cover of Dog and God is adorable! I hope you enjoy all your reads, Suko. I did not receive anything till now :)

    I hope you have a great week ahead!

  10. These are all such great books, and I hope that you enjoy them! I know what you mean about the excitement level when you get a package, it's always the highlight of my day! I hope you have a great week!

  11. I don't know any of those books, but I just wanted to tell you I LOVE that first picture, with the apples. You laid it out so well.

  12. Love your photos. One week I think we should all do our Mailbox Monday with the actual packages all stacked up instead of the books! Enjoy!!

  13. Veens, thanks! I hope your week is great as well. How could it not be with your adorable, sweet baby?

    Zibilee, one of the best things about being a book blogger? The packages!

    Amanda, thank you. I had fun composing that shot.

    BookQuoter, thanks and I need to check out some of your new quotes soon.

    Holly, that would be interesting! But most of us probably can't wait to open our packages.

    Thanks for all the comments. More welcomed. :)

  14. oh wow! such a lot of lovely books. :)

    Happy reading, and congratulations to you!

  15. I love the way you have artistically organised the books between those bowls of apples. God And Dog looks like an interesting read.

  16. I've heard Holly's Inbox is a fun read. Enjoy!

  17. I still need to read Holly's Inbox. Love the pictures - two different bowls of apples, just like our house! My kids like the red ones and hubby prefers Golden Delicious!

  18. Holly's Inbox is on my wishlist. Although I am undergoing a massive slump!


    Here is my Monday post!

  19. I hope you enjoy Holly's Inbox and Mr. Darcy's Little Sister as much as I did!

  20. Priya, thank you. It's great to win books, isn't it?!

    Petty, thank you! Loved your Harvey post today. :)

    Mary, thanks for stopping by!

    Vivienne, apples, of all kinds, are one of my favorite fruits.

    Gautami, don't worry, we all have slumps from time to time.

    Anna, I think I'll enjoy the book--thanks!

  21. Love the cover of GoD and DoG :D Enjoy your books!

  22. Anne Rivers Siddons has long been one of my favorite writers. Happy reading!

  23. Holly's Inbox is a fun read! It looks like it would take a long time to read but it goes really fast. I enjoy Anne Rivers Siddons! You have some great looking books this week! Enjoy!

  24. I got Holly's Inbox as well -- very unique concept with the story being told via emails! Can't wait!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog as well!

    Here's my Monday: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

  25. Mailman loves you too :)

    Great stash and happy reading

  26. I recognize several of your books -- I especially liked God and Dog and Holly's Inbox -- hope you do too!

  27. I loved Holly's Inbox. That was one of my favorite books last year. Enjoy!

  28. What an enjoyable meme! Thanks for all the comments. :)

  29. I loved Holly's Inbox (just posted my review today)! Hope you like it too!

  30. YAY! I'm so glad you got the book and thank you for mentioning me! :-)

    I have an award for you! Feel free to post or not to post if you don't have time! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  31. Looks like some great books. Enjoy!

  32. Oooo lucky you! Looks like some great books. Congrats on your winnings. I loooove winning books. :0) My house is starting to look like a hoarders house LOL!!

  33. Wow, it's like Christmas at your house! You'll have to start calling the delivery people 'Santa' LOL

  34. I am interested in how you will like Holly's Notebook-sounds like it might be a new genre!-the e mail novel replacing the epistolatory letter of the 18th century!


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