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.
This week's haul was a little sparse compared to other weeks, but I'm still grateful. They're good additions! Here are the items that have arrived since January 3rd:
Thursday, January 7th - My husband and I went on a date to see Avatar. We'd originally planned to go out to our favorite restaurant, The Greenhouse Cafe in Vero Beach. However, due to the fact that the 3D-showing of Avatar wouldn't fit into that schedule, we decided to skip a fancy dinner. I was still pleased with the date-- the movie was fun and my Chick-fil-a Chicken Sandwich was yummy. Plus, hubby let me plunder the mall's Waldenbooks (again) which is going out of business. I got two books for 50% off.
Another book from the Waldenbooks closeout sale is Darcy and Elizabeth by Linda Berdoll. I've seen it on the shelves for quite a while and have seen decent reviews for it. Of course now that I have this one, I feel the need to get Berdoll's previous work, Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. It just never ends, does it?
Friday, January 8th - A few days back I became the 200th follower of Sabrina Horande's blog, YA Bliss. Sabrina was so sweet and sent me a packet of some bookish goodies! Thankfully it made it to me-- the envelope was practically shredded. This is one of the disadvantages of living in a rural community with no USPS delivery people. Out here we have Bubba in his almost-broken-down Ford Taurus. We never know where our mail will end up or if it will be intact! Oh well- the items themselves (bookmarks, decals) survived in fine condition and I shall enjoy them, Sabrina. Thanks!
Well, that's it for this week! I hope everyone is staying warm and curling up with a good book. This extra-cold weather is certainly perfect for it!