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!"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mailbox Monday

What did you get in your mailbox last week? Add your link at The Printed Page to share your goodies!

Simon's Cat
by Simon Tofield

won at Socrates Book Reviews

Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. Now, the feline Internet phenomenon makes his way onto the page in this first-ever book based on the popular animated series. SIMON'S CAT depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming and hilarious illustrations.

Growing Wings
by Laurel Winter

won at Shut Up! I'm Reading

Eleven-year-old Linnet is growing wings. Auburn wings, with soft feathers. For a while, she can hide them, but they grow larger and larger, almost seeming to take on a life of their own-while taking away Linnet's old life. Her mother, Sarah, knows what it feels like . . . almost. For when the young Sarah began to grow wings, her mother-Linnet's grandmother-cut them off. Sarah is a "cutwing." She swore that she would let her own daughter's wings grow when the time came, but now that it's actually happening, she has no idea what to do. And Linnet-lost, confused, fledgling Linnet-doesn't either. . . .


  1. I have watched a few of the YouTube videos of Simon's Cat and they are hilarious. Makes me wish I had entered some of the drawings for the book!

    My mailbox is here.

  2. Well, those two are sure different from each other. Have fun reading !

  3. I didn't realize that Simon's cat was on You Tube. I'll check him out.

    Enjoy your books!

  4. Simon's Cat looks like so much fun!

  5. Isn't Simon's Cat cute. My son loves the book and is always flipping through it.

    Love the cover of the second one.


  6. I received Simon's Cat too. Such a cute book. Growing wings sounds really good.

  7. Simon's Cat is a wonderful book, Enjoy it! I hope you have some good laughs!

    Growing wings sounds really interesting. I look forward to your thoughts about it!

  8. I think Simon's cat looks like a hoot!! Enjoy :)

  9. I just love Simon's Cat! My two year old loves to sit with me and look at all the pictures (loves the cats and birds).

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  10. those are some good books. Have a great rest of the week.

  11. I love the Growing Wings cover.


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