Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Mailbox

Another week of being very good and having a rather forlorn mailbox for me. The good news is that I wasn't so good that it was empty of anything besides bills though. It's so delightful to win a contest to keep the mailbox from being the purveyor of doom and gloom (bill central), especially in this brief blip of time before Christmas cards come pouring in to keep the mailman busy. This past week's mailbox arrival:

Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish edited by Shana Liebman was a contest win from Kari at Five Borough Book Review.
How can you pass up such a title? And such an irreverent cover? I mean really: condoms, a hypodermic needle, pills, marajuana, handcuffs, and powder with a razor blade all artfully placed in a Passover plate. Best yet? This comes from The Heeb Storytelling Collection. I anticipate some really interesting stories out of this one.

Rebell Yell by Alice Randall was sent to me when I became a Facebook fan of BookPage. Cool, hey? The story of a first wife looking back at her late ex-husband's life in hopes of understanding him and who he became, especially for their son's sake, this promises to uncover lots about identity, family, and how each of us changes throughout our lives.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.

11 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reviews for Rebel Yell!

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  2. Rebel Yell reminds me of Bill Idol! LOL Love that title.

    Happy reading.

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  3. These look like two very different books. Hope you enjoy! Here's
    mine.

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  4. How true that getting books in the mail makes the bills so much easier to accept!

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  5. Looks like you got some good ones. Thanks for visiting today.

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  6. Memoirs are my favorite genre and both of these sound great! Hope you enjoy them!

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  7. The Shana Liebman book looks really interesting.

    Enjoy your books!

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  8. Looks like a couple of good books. I thought parts of Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish were really funny.

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