Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Marcia from The Printed Page is our kind host where we share what goodies came in our mailbox last week. Stop by, leave a link and tell us what you got too!

Twenty Boy Summer
by Sarah Ockler

won at And Another Book Read

"Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

Spinning Forward
by Terri Dulong

won at Bookin' With Bingo

Sydney Webster's comfortable New England life comes crashing down when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her penniless and evicted. She had no idea about his huge gambling debts, and is getting no sympathy from her hurt and angry twenty something daughter. With nowhere else to turn, Sydney takes shelter at a college friend's B&B in Cedar key, Florida, where she begins to form a plan. As Syd turns her talent at spinning wool and knitting into a retail venture, other doors begin to open. She steps into the embrace of a community rich with love, laughter, friendship...and secrets. And soon she faces a choice: spin a safety net, or spin forward and never look back. Entertaining and heart warming, this superb debut will win readers over with its real-life challenges and quirky and compelling characters.


  1. I was excited because I thought I got Spinning Forward, too - I actually got Casting Off. Enjoy your new treasures!

  2. Spinning Forward sounds like my kind of read. I love winning books, don't you?

    My mailbox Monday was a great one this time.

  3. Looks like a couple of good books. Enjoy!

  4. Wow.. I am coveting Spinning Off.. must read that one. Great Mailbox.

  5. I love the Spinning Forward cover. The yarn looks so soft and squeezable! Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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