Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mailbox Monday (120)

It's officially my birthday week! I know birthdays are supposed to get less exciting as you get older, and while I may not necessarily like the getting older part, I still like the celebrating me part. Of course, I'll have to get through this week first, but till then here's a look at the books that have recently joined our household.
Mailbox Monday
From PJ Library
Shai's Shabbat Walk by Ellie G. Gellman
This book is about a boy who takes a walk on a Shabbat afternoon and see all types of things that remind him of what you do on Shabbat (rest, sing, tell stories...) It's a cute little book. I especially love how Shai has his teddy bear with him in each picture.

From TLC Book tours
Between Gods by Alison Pick
Continuing on the Jewish theme, this book is a memoir where the author is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Except after they escaped to Canada, as a way to escape their past they lived as Christians instead. In this book Alison writes about how her grandparents decision impacted her and how she decided to explore her Jewish identity. I'm actually about a quarter of the way through this one now, and while I was expecting to enjoy it (why would I have agreed to review it otherwise?), so far it's been even better than anticipated.

What did you find in your mailbox this week?

Also while you're here, don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a copy of The Determined Heart by Antoinette May!

8 comments:

  1. Have a great birthday week!
    The Shai's shabbat walk is a cute book!

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  2. Happy birthday week! Shai's Shabbat Walk looks so cute and I've heard good things about Between Gods.

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  3. Happy birthday! Enjoy your books!

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  4. My birthday is this month too, and today is my second son's birthday. Yay for October!

    Enjoy, and have a happy birthday. Great books!

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  5. Have a great birthday week. Enjoy your books.

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  6. I really didn't like "Between Gods" and I'm not sure why. I'll have to wait until you review it to see if maybe my mind changes.

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  7. ENJOY your books and reading week.

    A giveaway for A CURIOUS BEGINNING IS happening on my blog until October 7, then a giveaway for THE SILENT SISTER and also EVERYTHING SHE FORGOT beginning October 6.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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