Sunday, October 9, 2011

In My Mailbox (26)

It's Sunday, so once again I'm linking up to The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. I was lucky enough to win both of the following books through goodreads' first reads giveaway program. So let's get to it!
In My Mailbox
The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley
This is a memoir, in case you couldn't tell from the cover. The first half seems to be about an American who moves to China with her husband and two sons on their experience adapting to their culture. Throughout the second half of the book she learns she has cancer, ands the story changes through the adaptations she must make in order to live with this disease. This probably isn't one I would have necessarily picked up on my own, but it does sound like an interesting premise.

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
This may surprise some of you, but I've never actually bought a pair of Toms shoes. I have heard of them, and know people who love them, but they've just never called out to me. I do love the idea that for every pair purchased one is donated, and even more love that for every copy of this book purchased a children's book will be donated to a child in need. I've heard great things about this one, and think it should be a really interesting experience.

Are you a fan of Toms shoes? And of course, what's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Enjoy your new books! Happy reading these are all new to me,

  2. The first half of Foremost Good Fortune sounds really interesting, but the cancer half makes me back away slowly! And I love the idea of Tom's Shoes, but...they always seem ugly to me. Which makes me feel like an awful person for not buying a pair so a pair can be donated!

    Bah. I definitely hope you enjoy both books!

  3. Oh, I really want that book about TOMS! I don't have TOMS, and actually, think they are a bit ugly. They're kinda growing on me, but I don't know if that's just because I love the idea of the company and want to support it. I'm definitely buying this book, can't wait to read your thoughts on it!