Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mailbox Monday (102)

There's been some exciting arrivals in our home lately. Yes, I've received a ton of books to share with Mailbox Monday, but as a close second to that, we welcomed our daughter into the world two weeks ago! For now though, let's talk about the books.
From Goodreads
Pigs Can't Swim by Helen Peppe
A memoir about growing up the youngest of 9 children on a farm in Maine.

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen
A book originally published in Finland about Estonia during World War II.

Southern Gardner's Handbook by Troy B. Marden
We have a huge landscaped backyard, except it's all thanks to our home's prior owners. I basically have no idea what I'm supposed to do to take care of it, but hopefully I can pick up a tip or two from this.

You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels
Another memoir, this one about sports broadcasting.

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders
A mystery involving a book editor and one of her authors.

The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up by Jacob M. Appel
A fictional story about a man "who wouldn't stand up" during the national anthem at a baseball game and the media frenzy that followed.

From Paperback Swap
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
I just finished the 4th book of this series (review to come) and I'm anxious to jump back into the action with the next.

What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris
This is our February book club read, but it's also one that always on my goodreads' recommendations. It's a mystery that takes place in England in the early 1800s.

Definitely an exciting week in our house, both related to books as well as babies. Although considering the new edition (at least the living, breathing one) I have no idea when I'm going to find time to read all of these!

What did you find in your mailbox this week?


  1. Congratulations on the arrival of your daughter, Shoshanah. How wonderful!
    Your books look good especially Pigs Can't Swim. I'm off to look for it on Goodreads.

  2. Firstly - congratulations!

    Secondly, I really like the sound of A Murder of Magpies - enjoy, when you find the time :)

  3. Reading will definitely play second fiddle next to the lovely baby...enjoy! And take naps when you can...I remember the need for them, especially when you are tempted to do other things while the baby is napping.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy your week.

  4. Definitely going to have to read When the Doves Disappeared!

  5. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! How wonderful! I used to read a lot when I breastfed my kids. You got some great books. Enjoy your new daughter and your new books!

  6. Congratulations on the arrival of your daughter! May she have a long and happy life full of books!

  7. You got some great looking books! We want to hear about your little one too!

  8. Both "A Murder Of Magpies" and "The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up" sound really interesting.

    Also, I got a lot of reading done while my kids were nursing. It was enforced sitting time :)

  9. Enjoy! your daughter and your new books.

  10. Congrats on the new arrivals ... your daughter and the books!

  11. Great mailbox and books! I hope you can find at least a little time to read. :) I'm very curious to see what my reading stats will be like next year with the baby too.

  12. Congratualtions on your new arrival!

  13. Congrats on your daughter! Have a great week

  14. Nice mailbox!!

    CONGRATS on your new daughter!!!!

    Happy New Year!!!

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