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First Books 2019

Sheila at Book Journey always hosts the First Book event. Here’s this year’s post.

My daughter and I decided to participate this year, so we hope you’ll check out the post and join us today.

We had some errands earlier in the day, so this post is a bit late.

My daughter chose to read a debut children’s book by Cristina Hanif today.  We met her through her soccer team, and I helped her find a publisher and get her words into print. We’re very excited to help her in a small way reach her goal of publishing Logan and Luna Find the Magic Tree.

I chose to read The Night Circus, which many have already read and enjoyed and which Anna bought me ages ago.

Mailbox Monday #157

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 Let Them Read Books.

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 Confession by Charles Todd for review and the WWI Reading Challenge.

2.  Lovesick by Spencer Seidel for a book tour with Meryl Moss Media Relations in February.

3.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer from Shelf Awareness.

4.  The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose for blog tour in February.

5.  Graveminder by Melissa Marr for TLC Book Tour.

6. Thirst No. 4: The Shadow of Death by Christopher Pike from my husband and daughter for Christmas.

7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern from Anna and her family for Christmas.

8. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which I purchased.

What did you receive?  I hope your holiday was filled with books.