Mailbox Monday #273

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Cooking with Amar’e: 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen by Amar’e Stoudemire and Maxcel Hardy III for review.

New York Knicks captain Amar’e Stoudemire may be on fire when he’s on the court, but the nearly seven-foot-tall hoops star didn’t know the first thing about lighting a fire. When his personal chef Maxcel Hardy began giving him informal cooking lessons, the six-time NBA All-Star learned to become a comfortable, experienced cook able to whip up tasty, healthy dishes for his family.

Cooking with Amar’e is an engaging chronicle of their informal sessions—a unique, collaborative cookbook featuring stories, recipes, tips, advice, and instructions on cooking techniques, equipment, shopping, party planning, and preparation for home cooks of all levels. Comprehensive and convenient, it allows beginners and practiced cooks to hone their kitchen skills and master dishes at their own pace.

2.  The Wild Dark Flowers by Elizabeth Cooke, which arrived unexpectedly.

From inside their sprawling estate of Rutherford Park, the Cavendish family had a privileged perspective of the world. On the first morning in May, 1915, with a splendid view that reached across the gardens to the Vale of York, nothing seemed lovelier or less threatening. And yet…

At the risk of undoing the Cavendish name with scandal, William and Octavia Cavendish have been living a lie, maintaining a marriage out of duty rather than passion. But when their son Harry joins the Royal Flying Corps in France, the Cavendish family are forced to face the unavoidable truths about themselves, the society in which they thrive, and the secrets they can no longer bear.

In the wake of a terrible war, the emotional shifts between a husband and a wife, a wife and her lover, and a mother and her children, will shake the very foundation of the Cavendish family, and change the uniquely vulnerable lives of all who reside at Rutherford Park.

What did you receive?


  1. I can’t wait to read The Wild Dark Flowers. Enjoy!

  2. A new cookbook! Can never have too many of those.

  3. The Wild Dark Flowers looks SOOOOO good.

    I want it!!! 🙂

    ENJOY your reading week

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  4. Thanks everyone. I’m looking forward to these.
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  5. Looks good! Enjoy reading them!
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  6. I got a surprise book last week too!
    Cooking with Amar’e looks very interesting.
    I love the cover of The Wild Dark Flowers. Purple is my favorite color.

  7. I love cook books! Happy reading and cooking 🙂

  8. The Wild Dark Flowers caught my eye, nice cover!
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  9. Love the look of The Wild Dark Flowers. Enjoy…and thanks for sharing.


  10. The surprise book looks very nice.
    Mystica´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday/It’s Monday! What are you reading?

  11. Always nice to get surprise books!

  12. Both of these sound wonderful. The woman on the cover of The Wild Dark Flowers looks a bit like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey. Hope you enjoy your books.

  13. The Wild Dark Flowers looks like a great surprise to me!

  14. The Wild Dark Flowers looks good!

  15. The Elizabeth Cooke sounds wonderful – enjoy!


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