Monday, November 7, 2011

Mailbox Monday (November 7): The Kripalu Edition

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 Marcia at the Mailbox Monday site.

Before telling you about my Kripalu haul (which, for those of you not in the know, is North America’s largest yoga retreat centre—I was there for a 5-day retreat the week before last and of course bought books from their gift shop), I will mention the two books I received for review in the last few weeks: The Informationist by Taylor Stevens and In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood (both of which were sent to me by Random House).


At Kripalu, I bought four more books:


I was studying with Stephen Cope and Sharon Salzberg during my retreat, so I had the opportunity to get both of them to sign my books. (I bought a second copy of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self because the copy I owned was an ARC I found at a library sale. Stephen very kindly signed both!)

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

17 comments:

  1. Oh, sounds like you had a lot of fun! I received The Informationists this week as well.

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  2. Ok, I am jealous. I do yoga everyday, I love it and those books look great. Hope you enjoy them!

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  3. Your new books look so good. I also received The Informationist --it sounds good.

    Hope you have a great week.

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  4. The Informationist is showing up a lot and sounds very promising. Have a wonderful weekand enjoy your new books!

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  5. Lucky girl to get to go on a retreat like that! I have yet to read Atwood, but I want to someday. Thanks for visiting my Mailbox :)

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  6. A yoga retreat sounds wonderful. I've been doing yoga at home using a few DVDs for instruction but I'm sure a class would be infinitely better.

    I'm supposed to be receiving a review copy of In Other Worlds and I'm looking forward to reading it. I've seen The Informationist on a few blogs... it look good.

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  7. The Informationist looks good to me. I hope you enjoy them all, Avis!

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  8. The Florist's Daughter sounds interesting.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/mailbox-monday.html

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  9. I, too, received The Informationist....it seems many bloggers did. I hope you're enjoying it!

    I think it's wonderful you went on a Yoga Retreat at Kripalu. I'd love to go for a class on Beginner's Meditation or any retreat...the grounds look beautiful.
    Real Happiness and The Florist's Daughter look most interesting to me of the books you bought at Kripalu. Enjoy tham all!

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  10. The Atwood book looks wild!! the retreat sounds peaceful!!!

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  11. All looks good. Enjoy the week.

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  12. I've seen The Informationist on several blogs. Enjoy all your books!

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  13. I nabbed a copy of Other Worlds too. I love Margaret Atwood!

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  14. Yoga AND books? Lucky you! Enjoy your new goodies, Avis.

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  15. Real happiness sounds like a book that I could use. I'll look forward to your review!

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  16. I'm anxious to hear about the power of meditation book. Enjoy all of your new reads!

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