Mailbox Monday #152 & Some Winners

Before I get to the mailbox, I wanted to congratulate some winners.  The winner of Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann Nattress (my review) was Eva.  The winner of The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell (guest post) was Gwendolyn.  Congrats to you both.

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. This month’s host is the Mailbox Monday tour blog.

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.  Astride a Pink Horse by Robert Greer, which came unexpectedly in the mail.

2.  The Iguana Tree by Michel Stone, which also came unexpectedly in the mail, which I gave to a friend.

3.  The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, which I picked up from the library sale and had to add to my own personal library after reading a copy from the library at Dewey’s urging.

4.  Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott, which I picked up from the library sale since I want to give her fiction a try after reading Bird by Bird.

5.  Puppy Love, a snuggle book, which I picked up at the library sale for “Wiggles.” She’ll love it because the outside of the book is fuzzy and the back has a fuzzy tail.

6.  Little Miss Giggles Has a Giggle by Roger Hargreaves, which I picked up at the library sale for “Wiggles.”

7. Natasha’s Daddy came from her visiting “auntie” who went to the library sale too.

8. Elmo’s Delicious Christmas came with the visiting “auntie” on the plane!

What did you receive?


  1. Lots of great books for both you and “Wiggles”. My LO would love that Elmo book. 🙂

  2. The Uncommon Reader was good!

  3. I’m so happy that you found The Uncommon Reader! And that fuzzy puppy book was a great find!

  4. mary Ann Langan says

    The Uncommon Reader sounds interesting, great mailbox.


  5. I am going to put The Uncommon Reader on my wish list. It sounds like the perfect read for us book bloggers! I remember kids books that have the fur on them. They are always such hits with the little ones! Enjoy your new reads!

  6. The Uncommon Reader is one I have been meaning to read for a while – good for you for finding it in a library sale!

  7. I haven’t read The Uncommon Reader, although everyone else seems to have!

    I love library sales. We have one coming up in a few weeks but I should stay away from it since my shelves are filled to capacity.

  8. Looks like you got some great books – I’m going to have to look for Puppy Love as my boys would probably LOVE it! 🙂

    ~ Wendi

  9. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    I’m not familiar with any of these, but they look good! Hope you enjoy them all.


  10. Bluestocking says

    Wow! You got a lot of books! Happy reading.

  11. What a great selection of books. I love library books sales. I’m all curious about The Uncommon Reader now.

  12. I absolutely LOVED The Uncommon Reader…that is a book I could read once a year and still laugh out loud!! enjoy!

  13. Loved the Uncommon Reader. Such a different book! Hope you like it as well.

  14. I don’t blame you for getting another copy of The Uncommon Reader – it’s great. Enjoy your new books!

  15. I have had Uncommon Reader on my list almost since I started blogging. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Supposedly it is the perfect book for book lovers.