Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday (August 15)

Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books they received during the previous week. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and huge wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia (who now blogs at A girl and her books) is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb.

I received two books (that I know of) this week: Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto, which is one of my Canadian Bookshelf contest wins, and Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister, a win from Margot at Joyfully Retired. I also bought two books before I left on vacation: Isabels Daughter by Judi Hendricks and Paying for It: A Comic Strip Memoir about Being a John by Chester Brown.


What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Life in the Thumb.

24 comments:

  1. The only one of these that I've heard of is Joy for Beginners. I love the cover of the mushrooms book!

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  2. I have wanted to read Joy For Beginners! Great haul of books!

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  3. Joy for Beginners is one that I want to read. I loved her first book. The other ones are new to me.

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  4. Joy for Beginners is great! Happy reading!

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  5. What a nice mailbox! all of them look interesting.

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  6. Joy for beginners caught my eye

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  7. These look great. I can't wait to see what you think of Joy for Beginners.

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  8. All look pretty good. I have Joy for Beginners, but haven't read it yet.

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  9. Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week. Come check my mailbox!!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

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  10. Joy for Beginners is so good - you're in for a treat! I hope you're having fun and getting in lots of good reading!

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  11. Nice mailbox, Avis. Hope your having a great vacation!

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  12. Luv all your books. Luv your background and header. Can't get my blog to look like this one.

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  13. Isabel's Daughter is a compelling cover. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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  14. I have Joy for Beginners, too, so I'm looking forward to your thoughts. I hope to get to it this month. Happy reading!

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  15. I hear Joy For Beginners is very good. It has been getting tons of great reviews. All your other books are new to me titles which I will be sure to check out. I hope you enjoy them all and your vacation as well.

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  16. Great mailbox, have to read Joy For Beginners.

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  17. I so want to hear your take on the graphic novel Paying for It. Girl where do you find these original books? Will have to raid your shelf one day ;)

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  18. I hope you enjoy them all. I've read good reviews for Joy For Beginners.

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  19. I read Isabel's Daughter and while I cannot remember much about it, I do remember quite liking her other books: Bread Alone and the sequel (I forget the name)

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  20. I absolutely LOVED Joy For Beginners. Hope you do too!

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  21. Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto has a cool looking cover and cool sounding title. I just looked it up and it sounds like a book I would really like. I am interested in reading your thoughts on it.

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  22. Other than Joy for Beginners these are new titles for me.

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  23. Enjoy your new books! I'd love to take a vacation and read to my heart's content. :)

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  24. Wow, a memoir of being a john in comic strip form. That sounds strange on so many levels. I am curious to hear what you think and to find out if the author manages to make the john a relatable character.

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