I’m Hosting Mailbox Monday #147

First, I would like to congratulate Emily on winning My God, What Have We Done? by Susan V. Weiss from the last Mailbox Monday giveaway.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway later on in the post, but for now, let’s get to this week’s post.

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon 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. Thanks to Amused by Booksfor hosting last month.

As host for this month, I have a couple giveaways planned, but mostly its about sharing books and the love of reading, so I hope in addition to leaving your post links in Mr. Linky that you’ll peek around Savvy Verse & Wit.

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.  The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar from Harper for review in January.

2.  The Partnership by Philip Taubman from Harper for review in January.

3. A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood by Allen Braden from the library sale.

4. A Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D. Scott from Atria.

Please add your mailbox link to the Mr. Linky below:

Now, for the giveaway for the week. Only those with U.S. addresses are eligible for a paperback version of Where Am I Going by Michelle Cromer.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Part travel guide, part memoir, Where Am I Going? Moving From Religious Tourist to Spiritual Explorer takes the reader on a journey to finding this meaning in the same way that Michelle Cromer did for herself, through seven stages that connect each of us to the deepest part of our souls. This inspiring story of Michelle’s own quest for meaning in her life is a welcome departure from the typical preachy self-help book. Always spiritual, sometimes dangerous, often exotic, her search–as told by this funny, complex woman is a powerful lesson for anyone who also finally asks the Big Questions and begins their own spiritual journey and quest for purpose.

Also check out this book trailer.  Please leave a comment if you are interested in this book.


  1. I just saw The World We Found on Shelf Awareness. It looks like a good one.

    Happy reading!

  2. World We Found is now on my radar screen!! I thought I added my link yesterday but I didn’t!! Enjoy your books, Serena!

  3. You received some interesting books. Hope you enjoy them!

    Happy reading!

  4. Just drooling over that new Unrigar

  5. congrats on the win Emily!

    Nice set of books – Happy reading.

  6. thanks for hosting and love to win this book thanks

    my MM is posted


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. I’m jealous of The World We Found. Enjoy!

  8. Thanks for hosting again this month. Appreciate it very much!

  9. These titles are all new to me. I am very curious about The World We Found since so many seem to be find of this author. Where Am I Going sounds interesting as well. I’ve asked myself that question quite a bit lately. I’d love a chance to win a copy!Thanks for the giveaway and hosting this month!


  10. There’s not a single book you received this week that I wouldn’t like to read myself! Enjoy all of the new reads!

  11. Oooopo, you received Thrity Umrigar’s new book! Lucky you…I cannot wait to read what you think of it!

    Enjoy your books, Serena!

  12. Great books! I really want to read something by Thrity Umrigar!

  13. I’m definitely interested in Where Am I Going! Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I’m also going to spend some time hunting around your blog. It looks fantastic.
    Thank you!

  14. Sign me up for that giveaway! It looks great.

    Thanks for hosting and enjoy your books.

  15. I got The World We Found too. 🙂

  16. I can’t wait to read Thrity Umrigar’s new one.

  17. You didn’t post Wiggles’ library sale books!

    Happy reading! No need to enter me in the giveaway.

  18. Can’t wait to read The World We Found. Love this author.

  19. Diana (Book of Secrets) says

    Those are new-to-me books. I hope you enjoy them!

  20. I’m reading Double Death right now. Hope you read her first book A Small Death in the Great Glen. I really like A.D. Scott’s writing style.

  21. I too can’t wait to hear what you think of The World We Found — so jealous!! Also, can I just say I’m so pleased you’re hosting in October — it’s double fun now! 🙂

  22. I’m very excited about The World We Found! I hope you love all of your books.

  23. A Double Death on the Black Isle sounds good (and I love the cover!).


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