Monday, May 7, 2012

Mailbox Monday (May 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 Martha at Martha’s Bookshelf.

I just realized that I’ve only been posting one MM post per month for this whole year. Consider this May’s edition!

Four books have come my way in the last few weeks, all from different sources.

I received two books in the mail: Califia’s Daughters by Leigh Richards (aka Laurie R. King), which I ordered online, and Made Priceless: A Few Things Money Can’t Buy edited by H. L. Hix, which I ordered from Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit (who signed my copy as she is one of the contributors!).


My mum also visited me recently and gave me Tree Yoga: A Workbook – Strengthen Your Personal Yoga Practice Through the Living Wisdom of Trees by Satya Singh and Fred Hageneder. And finally, Mum and I visited Donna’s book shop, Beazley Books, where I picked up a copy of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.


What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf.

17 comments:

  1. I love going to Beazley Books! You can always strike up a good conversation with Pierre and he has such good books at great prices.

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    1. Totally agree, Laura! I just wish I lived closer -- or maybe I don't, considering little room I have for more books in my home at the moment! (And Pierre is definitely always entertaining!)

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  2. Avis you came to my neck of the woods and didn't tell me? Shame on you LOL LOL glad you finally made it to Beazley. Great selection of books. I didn't know that Serena contributated to the book. Thanks for the heads up

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    1. Yeah, sorry about that, Cindy! It was a brief visit in the end with my mum and Mr. B's sister. (The plan had been to spend the afternoon in the village, but we only arrived at 5 in the end.)

      If you're interested, you can order the book directly from Serena!

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  3. I've heard good things about the Alan Bradley series. Enjoy all your new books!

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    1. Me too, Mary, and I couldn't resist a series about an eleven-year-old girl with a passion for poison!

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  4. I'm so glad that the book arrived safely. I hope you love it as much as I did...though I am a bit biased

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it, Serena, and thanks again for your kind words in it! :)

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  5. Califia 's Daughters is the one I am eyeing as I like historical fiction very much. Alan Bradley - such a good author. Enjoy your reads and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Mystica, Califia's Daughters is actually science fiction, not historical fiction! It's set in the near future and inspired by the myth of the warrior queen Califia (which I must admit I know nothing about).

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  6. Enjoy all your new reads, I've been wanting to read Sweetness at the Bottom on the Pie for awhile. Happy reading!

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  7. It does look like Califia's Daughters is historical fiction rather than science fiction. Looking forward to your thoughts on that one. Happy reading!

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  8. Oooh, v interested in Califia’s Daughters -- esp if it's scifi!

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  9. Tree Yoga! I like the sound of that.

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  10. I'm awfully curious about Made Priceless?? ENjoy all of your new books.

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  11. Enjoy your books. Tree Yoga sounds really interesting!

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