Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monday Mailbox





Mailbox Monday is a fun meme where bloggers reveal the books that arrived at their house over the past week. It is hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page. 
 
Have you heard the story about Oscar the Cat? If not, Click HERE.


Simon and Schuster sent me a final copy of The Nanny Returns; Emma McLaughlin, and Hyperion sent me a final copy of Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of An Ordinary Cat; Dr. David Dosa. Thank you to both of these publishers.




As part of my personal "Prepare to Be Shocked Challenge", I decided to keep an honest accounting of how much money I spend on books in 2010.

I made my first (2) book purchases for a total of $11.23 (including s/h).  Beneath a Marble Sky; John Shors and Made in the U.S.A.; Billie Letts.

How about you -- Get any good books by mail this week?

29 comments:

  1. I love your mailbox pic! You've a lovely loot there!

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  2. The Nanny Returns looks cute :) Looking forward to seeing what you think!

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  3. You've got some good reading ahead of you! I really want to read John Shors book. I bought one of his recently, although a different one. Enjoy, Diane!

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  4. I'm still in shock after how much was spent during our family book-buying spree. LOL

    Enjoy your new books!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  5. I used to have a cat called Oscar, so I know I would want to read this.
    I have already lost count of how much I have spent on books this year and it is only the second week in January.

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  6. I'm looking forward to Nanny Returns. Hope it's as good as the first one.

    Have a great week and happy reading all your new books.

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  7. I haven't got any, but your books looks good. I am esp interested in The Nanny Returns

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  8. You had a great week! I'm jealous of The Nanny Returns. Happy reading!

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  9. Making the Rounds with Oscar looks really cute! I'm a sucker for a furry face.

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  10. Some great books.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox_16.html

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  11. These look great, and the mailbox picture is adorable. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  12. What great books! I can't wait to hear how you like them! Enjoy!

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  13. I agree, love your mailbox pic! Nice loot, Diane!

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  14. I still have to finish The Nanny Returns - I got sidetracked. I've got that John Shors book as well. I really need to read it.

    I wouldn't even want to think about how much I've spent on eReader books since January. It would probably scare me.

    Enjoy your books!

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  15. What a fabulous mailbox picture! I want to "steal" it!

    The Nanny Returns is one I want; I have Made in the USA on my stacks. Gotta move that one up!

    My MM is here:

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday_18.html

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  16. Oh! I recently bought a copy of Beneath A Marble Sky as well and hope that it's as good as I think it is. I will be interested in hearing what you think of it.

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  17. Laurel....and anyone else, feel free to use that mailbox photo (i found it on the web:)

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  18. Love the mailbox pic! Making Rounds With Oscar sounds like a good read. I am such a sucker for animal books. I'm trying to keep the book buying down for awhile but so far I'm not doing so well. Enjoy all your new books!

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  19. Ooh, these look so good! The cat pictures are adorable. :)

    Here's my Mailbox Monday link: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday-or-thrift-shop-saturday.html

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  20. Adding them all to my list. They all look so good. Lucky you!

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  21. Hi, Diane! I'm just so envious about the books you receive by mail. I can't wait to read about your review of the Billie Letts novel.

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  22. Have you read MADE IN THE USA yet? I didn't care for that one.

    -Amy
    Life by Candlelight

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  23. Keeping track of what you spend on books in 2010 could be sobering. I don't know if I could do it. LOL

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  24. I hope you love Beneath a Marble Sky as much as I did. Happy Reading!

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  25. Are you going to be giving the Oscar book away?! Oooh, I hope so. I really want to read this. I just read about Oscar in my Reader's Digest that just came out. What an amazing little kitty. I just LOVE animals. (But you already knew that :)

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  26. Lynne....No giveaway on this one as my daughter and DIL want to read it too.

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  27. Darn. Oh well,that's okay. I just got an email from Borders saying my Borders Bucks are going to expire, which would be AWFUL for them to go to waste! LOL

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