Sunday, January 3, 2010

In My Mailbox - January 3

Welcome to the weekly In My Mailbox report.  This weekly meme is sponsored by The Story Siren and The Printed Page ("In My Mailbox"/"Mailbox Monday").  Thanks to any fellow participants who stop by The Calico Critic!  I'll do my best to get around to as many of your sites as I can this week. 

After last week's avalanche of goodies, I appreciated the books that did make it in this week!  Here are the books that have arrived since December 27th:

Wednesday the 30th -

  • ARC of One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni .  You can request your own copy while supplies last at:  

  • Give God a Year book and kit, ordered from as a New Year's gift to myself.  I've gotten really off track in my weight loss/maintenance efforts, and I hope this will help.  I want to get back to a more balanced life, as was seen in my now out-of-date blog, First Place Victory.  The kit comes with Carole Lewis' book Give God a Year, a motivational 365-day tear off calendar, fridge magnet, coffee mug, audio CD from Carole, journal & pen.  For more information on First Place 4 Health, the program associated with this kit, go to

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, won in a Twitter giveaway. Thanks, @Scholastic!

Thursday the 31st - 

I hope everyone had a marvelous New Years' Eve and and I wish many blessings to you in this new year and decade. I don't know what you experienced, but the past year and decade has been rough. I feel hopeful that good times are ahead, not to mention lots of fun books to read and review!


  1. Nice! I'll be looking for your review of Hook and Jill--I haven't seen it before & it looks very intriguing!

  2. I got One Amazing Year too. Doesn't it look good? I love the guide they sent with it. Happy Reading.

  3. Katy: Yes, I hadn't seen it until recently. I'm a huge Peter Pan fan and can't wait to dive into this one. Have you delved into the Peter and the Starcatchers series?

    Bermuda: It does look good! I like the little book/guide that came with it, too. I haven't decided if I'm going to write in it yet...

  4. I received One Amazing Thing too. I liked that little discussion boklet. That is the first I have heard of Hook and Jill but it sounds very interesting. I am going to check out Give God a Year. I need some motivation in that department. Enjoy all your new books!

  5. Another One Amazing Thing recipient here. Looks like a great book!

  6. Ooh, I hope you enjoy Shiver! And I love the cover for Hook & Jill. Sounds good!

  7. Nikki:

    I really want to start Shiver, but it may be a little while. I've got other books in line that have to be read for publishers. Fortunately, Hook & Jill is one of them. I must say that cover art is amazing. I would have read it anyway (being a huge Peter Pan fan), but the art made it that much more appealing. I'm a sucker for that stuff!


  8. Hook and Jill looks amazing! I am going to go check out that group. Wow - thanks! :)

  9. Sheila:

    I know, it really does look amazing! I think that's going to be my next book after I finish The Gospel According to Lost.

    And I'm sure the Publishing Works group would love to have a blogger of your caliber-- go on over!


  10. The Give God a Year kit sounds really interesting. Enjoy all your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  11. Anna:

    Yes, I've been enjoying the kit. Yesterday's Thought of the Day from the tear-off calendar was:

    It's never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot.



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