Monday, February 6, 2012

Mailbox Monday (February 6): The Birthday 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 Kim at Metroreader.

Twas my birthday last week and I received a few books as gifts, got a few books in the mail and bought a few myself (all nonfiction as it turns out).

My sis-in law gave me two books for my birthday: Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally Really Grow Up by James Hollis and Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up by Harriet Lerner. (I’m a big fan of Lerner’s books and this is her latest, so I’m really looking forward to this one!)






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

26 comments:

  1. I can't say any of these are my type of book but I do hope you enjoy them!

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    1. Put all together, they do seem like a bit much, even for me, but I am looking forward to reading them all!

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  2. Happy belated birthday, Avis! Your new books sound terrific!

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday and Many More! I hope you enjoy your books!

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  4. Happy birthday greetings! Hope you enjoy all your books!

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  5. It sounds like you had a great birthday! I hope all of your new books inspire you.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I'm pretty sure they will!

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  6. Nice selection of non-fiction. I especially enjoy nature writing. I'll have to look for Speak to the Earth. Happy belated birthday.

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    1. That one was actually sent to me by mistake, Leslie, but it sound interesting!

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  7. Happy belated birthday! I don't read much non-fiction. I hope you enjoy them all.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I seem to be on a non-fiction kick these days. I've been thinking that I might need to change my blog's tag as my "focus on fiction written by women" is not really true anymore!

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  8. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great day and your presents look wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I took the day off for my birthday, which was lovely!

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  9. Happy belated birthday, and happy reading!

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  10. Happy Belated Birthday! Enjoy all of your books. I'm especially interested in Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life.

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    1. Kathleen, Mr. B's sister had been telling me I should read that one for such a long time that I very nearly bought it a few weeks before my birthday! (Luckily I restrained myself!)

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  11. I hope you had a great Birthday!! Looks like you have some great non-fiction going on right now!

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    1. As I mentioned to Jennifer above, I'm on a non-fic kick these days, Staci, so I'm happy with this stash! :)

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  12. I couldn't help grinning when I saw the titles of the books your sister-in-law gave you. Looks like she's trying to tell you something?!

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    1. Hee-hee, I had the exact same thought when I put this post together, Laura. In fact I almost didn't include those two because of that, but then it wouldn't have been much of a birthday post without them!

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  13. Sounds like you had a nice birthday. Enjoy your new books!

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