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 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page (this month at Knitting and Sundries) is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Now that the holiday season is upon us I hope you are still finding time to enjoy reading. We need to take a break from roasting turkeys and shopping for the perfect gifts. Of course receiving the perfect gift (like a pile of new books) is always a good thing! What have you gotten lately?

The Emerald Atlas
by John Stephens

for review from Random House

Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.
The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.

(You know you're curious about this next one!)
Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar
by David Haviland

for review from Penguin

The national bestseller Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers & Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body uncovered everything one might want to know (and a few things one might not) about the human body. The follow-up bestseller Why Fish Fart & Other Useless or Gross Information About the World contained an artful selection of odd and/or unsavory facts about the world. Why Dogs Eat Poop scoured the animal kingdom for gross and or off-color facts about animals. In this delightfully disgusting new book in the series, David Haviland plumbs the world of medicine to uncover the answers to such vitally important questions as: *What exactly is urine therapy? *Is it safe to fly with breast implants? *How did a nine-and-a-half-inch spatula find its way into a surgery patient's body? *Why do some boxers drink their own pee? *What is cyclic vomiting syndrome and how can one avoid it? Any fan of the absurd and/or obscure is sure to delight in this strange (and slightly stomach-turning) book.


  1. I am definitely curious about the second book and will be watching for that review.

  2. I received The Emerald Atlas too. I think it looks pretty good. The second book I am curious about. My sons love those types of books.

  3. Um, can't wait for your thoughts on the second book, LOL.

  4. Bebe Boy James and I are going to read The Emerald Atlas together; I think he'll really like it. and .. well .. because he's a boy, and boys are gross .. he would probably like Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar! Enjoy them both!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  5. Still playing catch up - some interesting things in your mailbox. Don't read that second one on a full stomach. Yow!!


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