Happy Birthday & Mailbox Monday #132

First I want to wish my husband a happy birthday. I’m sure he’s starting to feel his age, but I keep telling him that age is just a number and he doesn’t look a day over 25. I hope that you have a great birthday, honey, and keep smiling now that our daughter is here. She adores her daddy, and I know you adore her. Have a great day off from work spending time with her. I wish that I could do the same.

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is The Bluestocking Guide.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received this week:

1.  Cross Currents by John Shors for review from the author.

2.  The Secret Lives of the Four Wivess by Lola Shoneyin for a TLC Book Tour in July.

3. The Things We Cherished by Pam Jenoff from the author for review, an unexpected delight!

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. I hope your hubby had a nice birthday 🙂 Enjoy your new books!

  2. Happy Birthday to your hubby Serena! And enjoy your new books…I can’t believe that I still haven’t read a book by John Shors yet!

  3. Happy birthday to your husband.

    And I hope you enjoy your books!

  4. Happy Birthday to your hubby! All three of your books look like winners! Enjoy them all!

  5. Happy birthday to your husband and happy reading to you!

  6. Happy Birthday to Mr. SVAW!

    I really enjoyed The Things We Cherished, although I think my review hasn’t posted yet. But it’s a very engaging read.

  7. Happy Birthday to Serena’s hubby!

    Great books you got there, I hope you enjoy them all!

  8. Happy birthday Mr. Serena! I’m not sure if having kids keeps you young or ages you. Depends on which day you ask me! I didn’t realize Shors had a new book! He is such a great guy.

  9. Happy birthday, Cris! Even if you’re still working today, at least you’re technically spending the day with him at home. 😉

    Enjoy your new books! I got the Jenoff book, too, and I’m so excited about it.

  10. Serena…happy birthday to the hub! You received some great books. I’m looking forward to the new John Shors book and the Pam Jenoff book sounds great as well. enjoy

  11. Happy birthday to the hubby! I hope you all have an enjoyable day!