Monday, May 7, 2012

Mailbox Monday: Why I Blog About Books


Books and more books, delivered to my doorstep, are the main reason I blog about books.  Of course, they arrive carefully packaged, in envelopes and boxes, but often they're left at the front door, greeting me as I return home.  Below are the details about the origin of each book pictured above.

The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock and I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits arrived from the publishers for upcoming TLC book tours.  I won three of these books, A Creed in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller on Kristin's blog, Always With a BookThe Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites on Kathy's blog,  BermudaOnion's Weblog, and The Quaker State Affair by Dan Romain on Naida's blog, the bookworm.  Additionally, I just found out that I won another book, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, on Vivienne's blog, Serendipity Reviews (I'm on a roll!).  I ordered  Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult from a used bookseller on Amazon, which I'll read for The Jodi Picoult Project, a reading challenge I created because I wanted to read more novels by this prolific author.  (There's a plethora of links in this paragraph!)


Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by Martha's Bookshelf. What new books have arrived at your home recently?

27 comments:

  1. The Paper Garden looks like a good read! Love the cover too. Enjoy all your books!

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  2. That reminds me that I have to get going on the Jodi Picoult challenge! Enjoy your new books.

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    1. Me, too, Anna. I am behind in ALL of my reading.

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  3. Nice arrangement there on your front doorstep. :)

    I didn't see The Paper Garden on TLC's tour list. I missed that one. I'm sure I'll love that book.

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  4. I am never disappointed in Jodi Piccoult's novels. I'll bet this one is another great read!

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  5. Hope you enjoy A Creed in Stone Creek - it was a good series. I just got another of her books, Big Sky Country that I will be reading and reviewing as part of a blog tour in June.

    Thanks for mentioning me in your post!

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    1. You're very welcome! Thanks for visiting, Kristin, and thanks for the book!

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  6. There truly is something so wonderful about getting books in the mail. It's like Christmas all year-round. Happy reading.

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  7. These books look fab! Enjoy all of your new reads!

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  8. Enjoy all those books Suko :) So true, it's so nice to arrive home and find a book at your doorstep. At one point I stopped accepting books for review for a few months, and I actually felt sad not getting packages. It's such a nice treat.

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    1. It is a nice treat, Naida. And although I have enough books to last me several years, it would be hard to give up those lovely packages!

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  9. My review partner, Sandra, read The Paper Garden and loved it. She also met the author. Enjoy your new books! And thanks for visiting my site.

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  10. Oh I agree, I love receiving books on my doorstep! It never gets old!
    I can't believe I've never read Jodi Picoult. I need to do that.
    Happy reading!

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  11. What a lovely assortment books! It definitely brightens my day to find a package of books on my doorstep too :)
    The Paper Garden caught my eye. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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  12. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a new follower! It looks like a nice haul, enjoy!

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  13. Those packages are a nice little benefit of book blogging, aren't they?

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  14. Getting new books in the mail is so fantastic! I haven't read any of those that you received, but they look good!

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  15. Whoo-hoo, lots of great books this week! My book intake has slowed down recently, but then so has my reading (and blogging)... Enjoy your new reads!

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  16. Interested to know what you make of Sing You Home which I read as part of your Picoult Project. I have another one of her books, Plain Truth, on order at our library.

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  17. Enjoy your new books. I'm curious about the Paper Garden. Happy reading!

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  18. Lots of excellent new arrivals here today! I hope that you get the chance to enjoy them all!

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  19. You had a good week. I really liked Sing You Home -- enjoy

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  20. Suko - I am so envious of you! That is a really awesome pile of books. I hope you enjoy all of them :)

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  21. Thank you all for the terrific comments. When I first started my book blog, I never imagined that it would lead to getting large quantities of books in the mail! We are really so fortunate in this respect.

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