In My Mailbox
What an exciting mailbox week! Here is what arrived in the DeChantal home this week – either by mail, by book store, or by Library! (Thanks as always to Kristi at Story Siren for hosting this wonderful meme that makes me say, “Dang…. that’s a lot of books”.
I am so excited about this book! I heard about the girl’s From Ames last fall and loving stories like this I knew I had to read it. This is the true story of friendship through the years. I was beyond giddy (I mean BEYOND giddy) when I was emailed this last to see if I would be interested in being a part of a book tour for this book. “Uhhhhhhh….. YEAH!”
I stumbled on to this read through Random House and have since discovered that this is the W.O.W. (Women On The Web) pick as well. Hmmm…. the book sounds like it is about a funny family. Hey, I have one of those!
Hiking Through was an offer through an email that I thought would be an interesting read. Author Paul Stutzman, after the passing of his wife, decides to quit his job of 17 years and quite literally takes a hike. 2,176 miles through 5 states. This book – is his journey. I for one am fascinated.
Occasionally I like to read about topics of the past…. a history lesson. While war topics are usually not picks for me, something about this story line drew me in…. almost reminding me a bit of the Pearl Harbor movie.
I read Liz Curtis Higgs about 3 years ago. It was her book Mad Mary, which is you like your Christian Fiction with a bit of an edge, I recommend Mad Mary. At that time I was really impressed with Liz’s writing and I was fairly new to “edgy” Christian fiction and have to admit I was a bit excited about the book. For that reason, when this book came as a possible review – I had to say yes.
** Oh – and yes – two copies means one of my readers is going to have a chance to read this one too!
Brilliant Disguises came in as an offer for review through my email. At first glance I probably would have passed, but since a PDF of the first chapter was linked to the email I decided to read it. This is a book about a man who pretends to be a Christian to get a job. There was something about this first chapter that struck me and I enjoyed it what I read.
*** yes! Two copies! One will be given away soon!
When I started this blog I really wanted to have a Children’s review section. I set a tab up for it and everything and for whatever reason, just havent had a lot of time or call for Children’s reviews. Still working on that. This one was offered and since I have done one other review on Horrible Henry with success, I thought I would bring him back for another try.
Patterson! I know, I know…. I don’t know what this current fascination is with his writing but I have been hooked. I was hoping to be able to review this one and here it is in audio – woo hoo! I am so excited for this one!!!
Library – library what do you have for me! You may see a theme here and if you do you, you are correct. This months theme for The Social Justice Challenge for march is Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. A topic that breaks my heart. There were so many excellent titles on the list that I started plugging them into my online Library hold and they are coming in like crazy. I hope to really sit down and get through several if not all of these books.
And last but not least my trip to Wal-Mart yesterday did not leave me bookless. I snatched up the 2nd book in the Percy Jackson series and our April book club read, Little Bee.
So beyond excited to share with you two books I won and they arrived this week! From the wonderful Lydia at The Lost Entwife I won her Percy Jackson Giveaway ! Woo hoo! AND from Kari from A Good Addiction Blog, I won The Jody Piccoult book of my choice! Yes! Thank you both for holding wonderful contests!