Are you an avid reader looking for your next "fix"? Can't bear to be without some form of reading material in your spare time? Welcome to my world! Whether you are seeking a new book to "feed your need", or you are an author seeking an unbiased point of view on your own recent masterpiece, this is the place to be. With life as with books, you never know where the next step might take you...

QUICK NOTE...Update: 9/7/19

First of all, my heart goes out to all those affected by the recent heinous weather outbreaks, most recently being Hurricane Dorian. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and we're still trying to get back in our home. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Hopefully by month's end, we'll be back in there to start the next leg of recovery. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.

Monday, November 15, 2010

In My Shopping Bag (54)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
Through her guidelines, your post does not actually have to be named the same and thus my post shall be..."In My Shopping Bag".  (just fits with the "foodie" theme a bit better in my humble opinion)
Let's see what's inside this week...


Cake Boss:  Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia by Buddy Valastro
(courtesy of Caitlin at Free Press / Simon & Schuster)
What can I say?  The moment I saw this one, it spoke right to my Italian heritage.  I mean, you've got a combination history of the bakery, sweets to satisfy your sugar craving, and a look into the la cucina of one loud, boisterous Italian family (hmm, some of this may be a bit familiar...).  Look for the review this December as well as your chance to win a the mean time, be sure to check out the main site to enter for a chance to see Buddy while he's out on tour!

The Emerald Atlas (Books of Beginning) by John Stephens
(ARC courtesy of Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House)
Already read the first chapter when it arrived and I must say....I think this one is going to be rather good!  Scheduled release date for this title is April 5th, 2011.



Okay so perhaps "received" is not the right word....more like arrived, sort of.  This was all that remained of a lovely letter and packet of bookmarks (for future giveaways) from the folks over at TLT Publishing.  *SIGH*  Thanks for trying guys....unfortunately the goat at my local USPS office was extremely hungry and bookmarks were his craving of choice.  *grr*


That's all for this week!
What did YOU get?
Do tell!

Until next time....happy reading!


Bella said...

oh my! your poor bookmarks :(

Awesome mail otherwise :) I got far too many books this week. I got two Allie Finkle books by Meg Cabot and also Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson!

GMR said...

Bella: I know, right? I mean if they wanted one...seriously, just ask! ^_^ AS for your bookish like you're gonna be busy! Happy reading!

The1stdaughter said...

Sometimes I really can't stand our postal service here, drives me crazy how they handle things. Ugh!

Anywho...Cake Boss! Wahoo! Love the show, the book has got to be great!
And I'd never heard of The Emerald Atlas...I'll have to look it up. Great haul, even if less than the norm! :o)

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