Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mailbox Monday (24)

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for bloggers to share any books they've picked up over the past week. The Official Mailbox Monday site has the full Mailbox Monday story, as well as the monthly hosting schedule which shows the March host as Chaotic Compendiums.

This past week I went to Barnes & Nobles to buy a book for a co-worker who recently had a baby. (Just as a forewarning, if I ever go to your baby shower, I will be giving you a book as a gift.) I told myself that I didn't need to buy a book, but that if I discovered a clearance priced book, one I had been wanting to buy already, I'd make an exception. Well, of course, we know what happened.
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Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashers (on the right)
I loved reading the first four Pants books, which meant I was so excited to hear she was writing an adult novel about the girls. I wanted to buy the book as soon as it came out, and actually came close several times. But finally I have a copy, one that I really can't wait to read.

Juliette Gordon Low - The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts by Stacey A. Cordey (on the left)
The may or may not have been on my "need-to-buy" list. But I was already making one exception for a clearance book, what's one more? In general, I enjoy biographies, I'm a fan of girl scout cookies, and I was even a girl scout for several years. Plus my thought was that if I didn't buy this now, I'd probably never see it again.

What's not pictured (because they weren't actually for me) are the baby books I purchased. But if you're curious, I went with Curious George by H. A. Rey and But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton.

What books did you pick up this week? And do you have a standard baby shower gift?


  1. The Juliette Gordon Low biography sounds really good. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

  2. Both of those look great! I don't have a standard baby shower gift-- though I usually go for practical items like diapers now than cute clothes--but I almost always buy LEGOs and/or books for kids' birthdays!

  3. I love the book on Juliette Gordon Low. So liked seeing her home in Savannah. Lucky week for me. I won copies of "The Promise of Stardust" for my book club.

  4. I've only read the first Sisterhood book but I'd love to read the whole series. Sigh. Too many books.

  5. Haven't read these.


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  6. Sisterhood Everlasting is SO good, but SO sad... I cried a lot during that book. But I loved it.

  7. I too loved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. I loved Sisterhood Everlasting. I'm curious what you thought/think of it?

    And a Sandra Boynton book is my go-to baby shower gift -- not that I go to many of those anymore :)