I’m Hosting Mailbox Monday #149

First, I would like to congratulate (Vicki) on winning Waking by Ron Rash 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 Books for 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.

I didn’t receive anything this week, but please share what you received and enter the giveaway below:

Please leave your link below to your mailbox.

Now, for the giveaway for the week.  I’m holding an U.S. resident giveaway for Lost Edens by Jamie Patterson.  Deadline to enter is Oct. 29, 2011.

About the Book:

For Jamie Patterson, the end of her marriage is signaled by betrayal and abandonment. When estranged husband Ben asks to live with Jamie again, she ignores her instincts, her family’s concern, and her friends’ doubts and sets about making a perfect home in a California beach town.

What follows in 33-year-old Patterson’s debut reads more like a mystery (or a horror story) than an account of a relationship ruptured by infidelity. As Jamie’s carefully titrated efforts walk a tightrope between wishful fantasy and cruel reality, we watch: enraptured, enraged, and endeared by this fearless yet fragile young woman who must end one way of life to forge a new one.

Please leave a comment if you are interested in this book.


  1. I’d like to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Your not receiving anything makes my book hoarding all the more shocking. LOL!

    Have a great reading week and thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Hi Serena,
    I can’t remeber the last time I bought myself a book.
    My TBR pile is so huge that I will never get through it, I have a steady trickle of author’publisher review copies to service which take priority, and my mother-in-law keeps a steady supply of books in the shared kindle archive we have.
    I don’t really mind about barren book weeks.
    Enjoy your ‘down’ time to do a little catching up

  4. thanks for hosting mm this month! isn’t it just crazy how these months are flying by?

  5. I’d like my name thrown in the hat please, interesting book

  6. No need to enter me in the giveaway. Thanks for hosting!

  7. Thanks for a chance to read this

  8. I didn’t get anything in the mail either! Guess that gives me time to catch up.

  9. No books is a good thing sometimes! Between that and the read a thon you can have a chance to catch up your TBR for awhile!

  10. I would love to win this one!

  11. thanks for the chance to read this novel 🙂

  12. Wow, you have better self-control than I do! I can’t resist buying ebooks on sale so it’s been a while since I had a zero books week.

  13. I had no idea giveaway are a part of Mailbox Monday…or are the giveaways a special perk of your wonderful hosting?

    Lost Edens sounds like an absorbing story that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. It also sounds like a story many of us can relate to in part at least. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Thank you!

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    • Giveaways are not a prerequisite of hosting Mailbox Monday. I saw that a few others had done so and wanted to share some of my duplicate books…but then a publicist offered 2 others for the month, so you guys got additional free book opportunities. Good luck.

  14. Congratulations Vicki!! Hopefully you will have a busy mailbox this week.

  15. I received one book only because I bought it. Slow weeks are good for catching up on that tbr pile (or piles in my case). Have a great reading week!

  16. Sounds like a good one, Serena, please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for hosting MM this month! Happy catch-up week!

  17. Please enter me for this giveaway thank you!

  18. When I have a week or two without anything new coming in, I “sometimes” feel a bit relieved, because that means that I may get a chance to get the TBR pile looking more manageable! 🙂

  19. Sounds like you have a great catch up week!

    PS Congrats Vicki on the win!

  20. I didn’t receive anything last week either, but I posted a couple from the week before. At least now you have some time to catch up on your backlog. 😉

    No need to enter me!

  21. You can make a dent in your TBR this week!

  22. I like zero book weeks – kind of a catch up week. Have a good one!

  23. Please enter my name for this giveaway.


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