Sunday, November 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (25 pt 1)

Lots of new books this week, so I'm going to go ahead and divide this into two books.  Especially since I have some other updates for this post too.  First of all, thank you so much to all of you who voted for me in the Book Riot competition - I didn't win, but I did much better than I expected and I'm thrilled that so many of you were kind enough to vote for me.

This week has been very busy.  I'm not sure if I've mentioned it on the blog, but Sugar Bear is getting married two weeks from today.  We've been running around to dress fittings (hers and mine - I'm maid of honor, natch), picking up gifts, making hair appointments, accessorizing, and we had her first shower on Saturday.

Sugar Bear, my mom, and the two sweet ladies who threw the shower.

Chief has finished his Canine Good Citizen training and is preparing for his Therapy Dog International testing, but the CGC is all that is required for therapy here, so he made his debut as a therapy dog this week.  We took him to a support group for foster families and the kids got to play with him and snuggle on him.  I was super nervous, but he was perfectly behaved - the kids loved him and he loved being the center of attention.  We couldn't take pictures of him with the kids, of course, but here's a few of him snuggling his mommy when we got home:

 How sweet are those big brown eyes?

 His tail seriously never stops wagging.  We're snuggle buddies.

Ok now on to the books.  This is a couple week's worth of review copies and a few gifts from friends.


Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, courtesy of Planned Television Arts


The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, from my good internet friend Rev
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury (the first four books in the Betsy-Tacy series) by Maud Hart Lovelace, courtesy of TLC Book Tours


Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire, from the publisher, William Morrow


The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore, courtesy of TLC Book Tours
Christmas Belles of Georgia by Rose McCauley, from the author


A Study In Sherlock by various authors, won from Random House Reader's Circle
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder, courtesy of Harper Perennial


You're (Not) the One by Alexandra Potter, received from Plume
Conversations and Cosmoplitans by Robert Rave and Jane Rave, courtesy of TLC Book Tours


Want To Go Private by Sarah Darer Littman, picked it up myself for a book challenge
The Doll by Daphne du Maurier, received from TLC Book Tours


Tuck Your Skirt In Your Pantie and Run by Lucy Adams, won from Laurel at Curl Up And Read
The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees from Quercus

I've got quite a few others to show you, but I'll post those tomorrow!  What did you get in your mailbox this week?


1 comment:

  1. Before I Fall is wonderful and I have heard great things about The Name of the Star. Enjoy your books!

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