Monday, February 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday + Books Bought (February 8): The (Belated) Birthday Edition

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My birthday was actually a week ago today, but it got celebrated several times this past week (yay for birthday weeks) and here are the books I got:

My friend Andrea gave me Slow Death by Rubber Duck: how the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie with Sarah Dopp; my sister-out-law* gave me The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why by Jonny Bowden; and I bought myself Butterflies on a Sea Wind: Beginning Zen by Anne Rudloe and Go Fish: The Full Original Screenplay by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche. The latter two will count towards the World Religion Challenge and the GLBT Reading Challenge, respectively, once I get around to signing up for these challenges...


What did you find in your mailbox this past week and/or what books did you buy for yourself?

For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Marcia’s blog, The Printed Page. The Books Bought meme is hosted by Cindy at Cindy’s Love of Books.

*Since B and I are not married (although in Qu├ębec, we’re considered common-law spouses), his sister is my “sister-out-law”!

12 comments:

  1. I'll bet that Slow Death by Rubber Duck will be very interesting. Enjoy your new reads.

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  2. What a great way to celebrate your birthday! I love sister-out-law!

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  3. These are some great looking books. Hope your birthday was special :)

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope you enjoy your books!

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  6. Ooo, the Death by Rubber Duck sounds good. Enjoy your books, Avis! =)

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  7. Sister-out-law! That's a new one for me :=) Happy belated birthday and enjoy your books, Avis!

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  8. I'm really interested in the Rubber Duck book, too--I heard the writers on the Diane Rehm show--fascinating and scary!

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  9. Happy belated birthday! I love how birthday celebrations can get spread out over days and days.

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  10. YOu got a lot of great books....happy reading.

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  11. Thanks, everybody, for the birthday wishes! (Isn't "sister-out-law" a great term?)

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