Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Mailbox

At this time of year my mailbox has mostly played host to Christmas presents for others so it gives me much happiness when I find books for me in it instead. One even came with other goodies too. Joy! This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

I am owned by dogs so I am a huge sucker for books with dogs on the cover. This one about a pet bereavement counselor who searches for a dog that has been stolen, learning about love in the process, looks right up my alley.

My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson came from Joshilyn Jackson herself. (It also arrived with two small tins: bourbon smoked sea salt and bourbon smoked paprika. Yum!)

I won a contest on Jackson's Facebook page and this short story and the bourbon smoked goodies was my prize. That it is a companion piece to Someone Else's Love Story, focusing on Natty from that novel, is icing on the cake.

The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller came from Harper Perennial.

A memoir about reading and the way that those fifty two books transformed Miller's life is just exactly the sort of read I love.

Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay came from me because I was already ordering Christmas presents and decided I needed it.

Two sisters named for Austen's heroines, one of whom comes home to care for the other when she is diagnosed with cancer, this sounds like a very interesting Austen inspired story.

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. I loved Someone Else's Love Story by Jackson. I hope you enjoy her new book. Congratulations on your win. Enjoy all of your new books Kirsten!

  2. year of reading dangerously sounds like a good one; happy holidays

  3. You picked up books with such pretty covers this week! I'm not sure which one I'd start with first, but maybe Lizzy and Jane. Happy reading!

  4. I read My Own Miraculous a while ago and it made me want to read Someone Else's Love Story. It's on my kindle but I haven't read it yet *sigh*

  5. The Year of Reading Dangerously sounds quite interesting.

    The spices that came with My Own Miraculous sound delicious. I love paprika.

    ENJOY all your books and your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
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