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October 19, 2009

Mailbox Monday October 19

Mailbox Monday is one of my favorite memes, so I’m sending a big thanks to Marcia of The Printed Page for hosting it. Check out her blog to see what everyone else got last week or to play along.  I had such a fun week last week  – this is what I found in my mailbox:



  • BBAW win from author Sarah Pekkanen which included a copy of her book The Opposite of Me, tea, Godiva chocolates, a Root candle and a monogram bookmark.  I did a little happy dance when I opened the book because it’s the first one Sarah ever signed!
  • Burial by Neil Cross came from Simon & Schuster UK




What new books arrived at your house last week?

62 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2009 7:08 am

    I’d say you had a great week! I read a review about Mennonite so want that one, and have heard about hotel as well…but the chocolate is the clincher – great week!

  2. October 19, 2009 7:21 am

    I didn’t get chocolate with my copy of Hotel on The Corner of Bitter and Sweet! Yum! Enjoy the books.

  3. October 19, 2009 7:24 am

    Fantastic week! I received a package from Sarah Pekkanan a few months back, and it was the ideal comfort package!

  4. October 19, 2009 8:11 am

    Looks like you got some fantastic goodies this week!

  5. October 19, 2009 8:35 am

    Yum! Chocolate, tea, and books! The perfect combination!

  6. October 19, 2009 8:38 am

    The books sounds good, but I am a chocolate gal so I would be happiest about that 😉

  7. October 19, 2009 8:39 am

    Wow, books and chocolate…2 of my favorite things! You had a good week!

  8. October 19, 2009 9:08 am

    The title, I Have My Mother’s Eyes…. That gets me. I do, in real life. The only thing that I have of her. It’s a line (this title) that I’ve said to myself several times.

  9. October 19, 2009 9:12 am

    What a great mailbox week. Color me jealous! Good thing I don’t live close to you or I’d be sneaking over to pilfer from your mailbox. LOL!

  10. October 19, 2009 9:29 am

    Wow, you really got some nice surprises this week. I love when books come with *other* stuff too! (especially chocolate!)

  11. October 19, 2009 9:33 am

    What a great week full of goodies! Receiving a signed book is always such a wonderful feeling. 😀

  12. October 19, 2009 9:33 am

    Wow, you had a fabulous week. Great books, tea AND chocolate. It gets no better than that. Enjoy!

  13. October 19, 2009 10:21 am

    How perfect. A book, tea and chocolate! that’s fab.

  14. October 19, 2009 10:22 am

    Wonderful assortment of books! The Sarah Pekkanen pack looks especially terrific. How did you know it was the first book she signed — does she number them? In any event this sounds like a real collectors item. Congrats!

  15. Carol permalink
    October 19, 2009 10:30 am

    Wow, you had a great week. And yummy, too.

  16. October 19, 2009 10:59 am

    What a fun week-chocolates and tea to boot-I am wanting to read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and sweet. Mennonite in a Black Dress sounds interesting also.

  17. October 19, 2009 11:21 am

    Chocolate and books! Delicious combination. 🙂 Enjoy your new books, Kathy!

  18. October 19, 2009 11:32 am

    Are you going to write a review on the tea? 😀 It looks interesting.

  19. October 19, 2009 11:49 am

    As if books weren’t enough, what fun treats you got along with them. Enjoy!

    Arriving in my mailbox last week were:
    Fallen by Lauren Kate (an ARC from the publisher) and
    The Triumph of Deborah by Eva-Etzioni-Halevy (from the author).

  20. October 19, 2009 12:03 pm

    Books and goodies too! How lucky. Jamie Ford’s book sounds good. I received the memoir Raindrops, Glimpses, Moments by Len Richman, a local author and actor.

  21. Snowbell permalink
    October 19, 2009 12:12 pm

    OK very jealous of the books and the chocolate… The only thing I ever got with my books were chocolate stained pages 🙂
    Here’s mine

  22. October 19, 2009 12:17 pm

    Tea, chocolate and books! How perfect is that?! Enjoy your goodies!

  23. October 19, 2009 12:19 pm

    Books + chocolates = BLISS! Enjoy!

  24. October 19, 2009 12:36 pm

    Hey, I’ve never received chocolate with a book! I’m all over that. I really liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by the way (on audio).

  25. October 19, 2009 12:43 pm

    Great set of books to read!

    Here’s mine:

  26. October 19, 2009 12:45 pm

    You got some great treats this week – literary and otherwise! Here’s my Monday Round Up.

  27. October 19, 2009 12:53 pm

    Wow, girl that mailbox is full to the brim with goodies! Jealous of all that chocolate!

    Happy Reading.

  28. October 19, 2009 1:34 pm

    Books, bookmarks and chocolate – what else can one ask for? 😀

  29. October 19, 2009 1:41 pm


  30. October 19, 2009 2:09 pm

    Books AND chocolates! I’m just a little bit jealous 🙂

  31. October 19, 2009 2:12 pm

    Wow! Congrats on your BBAW win. . . and on your chocolates!! I LOVE Hershey Bliss. . . . hmmmm. . . . cravings are setting in now and I think I need to run to the grocery store.

    🙂 Wendi

  32. October 19, 2009 2:26 pm

    I’M jealous of the chocolate and teas 🙂 enjoy your treats.

  33. October 19, 2009 2:28 pm

    You not only are in book heaven, you’re in chocolate heaven. I count that as a fabulous week!

    Straight From Hel

  34. October 19, 2009 2:36 pm

    You had a great mailbox! The books sound good and the tea and chocolates sound heavenly! Lucky you! Enjoy your week!

  35. October 19, 2009 3:05 pm

    What a wonderful mailbox week, and a lovely package from Sarah Pekkenen ~ enjoy!

  36. October 19, 2009 3:32 pm

    You certainly have a haul this week!

    I only got two, but I’m always delighted with whatever I receive.

    My post is here:

  37. October 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    So glad you’re enjoying – and I really hope you like The Opposite of Me (someone asked if I number my books when I sign them – nope. These are the galleys, fresh off the presses, and after I signed it I realized it was the first book I’d ever signed. What a fun feeling!)

    By the way, I do a giveaway of a book and Godivas for my newsletter subscribers every month… just in case anyone else is craving some goodies 🙂

  38. October 19, 2009 4:37 pm

    Wow, books, chocolate, and bookmarks-your mailbox is totally rocking this week! I hope you enjoy all your goodies!

  39. October 19, 2009 4:51 pm

    I am insanely jealous about you getting “The Opposite of Me!” I can’t wait to read that one.

  40. October 19, 2009 5:09 pm

    I’m still waiting on Sunflowers for Book Club Girl’s show. For some reason Calif always takes the longest. I hope I have time to read it.

  41. October 19, 2009 5:20 pm

    Ooh, I’m wishing I’d gotten chocolates in the mail! Lucky you! (Plus all your books sound good too.) Actually, maybe it’s just as well no chocolates came my way, since I’m on a diet and off chocolate for now… Enjoy your books!

  42. October 19, 2009 5:53 pm

    As if books weren’t a wonderful enough thing to find in your mailbox, chocolates and a candle are the best!

  43. October 19, 2009 6:48 pm

    Chocolate and tea coming with your books? How cool is that. 🙂 Enjoy!

  44. October 19, 2009 6:53 pm

    You had a good week of great books! Love the win from Sara Pekkanen including her first signed book that’s definitely worth a happy dance!

    I received Cherries in Winter too and it looks wonderful! And you know I am very interested in Sunflowers, I hope you like it!

    Enjoy & Happy Reading!

  45. October 19, 2009 7:30 pm

    Chocolates and books! They’re perfect combinations! ;P

  46. October 19, 2009 7:53 pm

    Wow, you got some great reading treats!

  47. October 19, 2009 8:26 pm

    Wow – I am so jealous of your week. One of my favorite things in the world is to receive packages in the mail.. and you received one every day of the week! I am sooo absolutely jealous! What a great week!

  48. October 19, 2009 8:32 pm

    Wow! You got chocolate in the mail … with a book? I’m totally jealous!!! And I’m interested to see what you think about the Mennonite book!

  49. October 19, 2009 9:17 pm

    I love the title, “Mennonite in a little black dress” can’t wait to hear about that one!! Enjoy those great goodies!

  50. October 19, 2009 9:54 pm

    Chocolate and books, what a combo!. I’ve been wanting to read the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

  51. October 19, 2009 11:36 pm

    Okay, it’s really wrong of me to be jealous of all of the chocolate you got (especially since I have a kitchen full of ghirardelli that my husband brought home). I think I need to go eat some of my chocolate now so that I won’t be thinking about the Godiva chocolates you got. 🙂

  52. October 19, 2009 11:52 pm

    Oh you get the best stuff! I have a few of the books on my wish list. And congratulations- you’re the winner of The Opposite Of Me and those Godiva chocolates! Lucky,mmmm. I can’t complain- I won the alternative fiction prize pack, just haven’t received it yet.

  53. October 20, 2009 12:42 am

    What a great week!
    I want to read “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”, too, so I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Enjoy your books!

  54. October 20, 2009 4:21 am

    Pass some of that chocolates to me!

    Mondays: Musings/Mailbox Bonanza/Whereabouts

  55. October 20, 2009 9:14 am

    You got some fun goodies to go with your books!

  56. October 20, 2009 9:49 am

    WOW…books and chocolate. You scored!

  57. stacybuckeye permalink
    October 20, 2009 12:37 pm

    My goodness! That is quite haul 🙂

  58. October 20, 2009 4:52 pm

    I got the Bliss Chocolates package too, just with a different book. I got the Elizabeth Berg book- looks like fun.

  59. October 20, 2009 8:39 pm

    How can you go wrong with free chocolate? Seriously!

  60. October 21, 2009 9:37 pm

    hmmm…i was sending more books and packages than i received. maybe next week will be better! banner week, kathy!!! 🙂

  61. October 22, 2009 8:27 am

    Wow! What a wonderful week! Hope you enjoy all your new books…and that yummy chocolate!

  62. October 23, 2009 10:43 pm

    I’m green with envy that you’ve got a sneak peek at THE OPPOSITE OF ME! Sarah’s newsletter and blog posts (she’s at Debutante’s Ball) are so engaging; we’re all awaiting this book.

    Chocolate, tea, and all those other books – you hit the jackpot!

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