Monday, June 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday (June 21) + Giveaway Reminders

Mailbox Monday buttonHappy Solstice to all my readers! For all of you in the northern hemisphere, I hope it’s as lovely wherever you are as it is here!

I received one book in my mailbox last week: Not That Kind of Girl: A Memoir by Carlene Bauer, another book for a TLC Book Tour in July. This one is a coming-of-age story written by a woman who was raised in evangelical churches. Although I hate the cover, what I’ve read of the book so far is really good. Bauer has a very unique voice.

Not That Kind of Girl by Carlene Bauer

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Marcia’s blog, The Printed Page.

I also wanted to remind you that today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a copy of Getting a Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want by Frances Moore Lappé. Read my review and then click on the image below to enter the giveaway.

Getting a Grip 2 by Frances Moore Lappé

Finally, I also wanted to mention a giveaway run by Lori at The Next Best Book Blog. She is asking participants to submit a letter written to a fictional character to the Letters with Character blog (and post a copy to her blog) in order to win one of 5 copies of What He’s Poised to Do by Ben Greenman. At the moment, only a couple of people have entered, so your chances of winning are good. (And even if you’re not interested in the giveaway, I recommend checking out the Letters with Character blog.) Click on the image below to enter the giveaway.

What He's Poised to Do by Ben Greenman


  1. That cover reminds me of The Financial Lives of the Poets. I loved Financial Lives, but definitely not the cover. Proving the old adage that you can't judge a book ....

  2. I'm not crazy about that cover either - glad the book exceeds it!

  3. Oh, I like the cover! I think it's really cool.

    I have an author interview with the fun an lively Liz Crain posted today, as well as my MM post.

  4. You're right about the cover, but the content looks really interesting. I hope you like it. Sounds good.

  5. I actually like the cover; I think it really fits the content of the book. Unfortunately, I'm totally backed up with reviews, so I had to pass on this; can't wait to see what you think of it!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  6. I'm very excited to hear what you think of Not That Kind of Girl. Having spent some time in evangelical churches growing up I'd be interested to read the book if it is any good.

  7. That cover is off-putting, but the book sounds interesting. Looking forward to your thoughts.

  8. Not that Kind of Girl sounds interesting..hope you enjoy it!

  9. Avis, thank so much for the shout out! Still hurting for entries so chances are great for anyone who enters.

    I absolutely love your blog!