Why hello there, my fellow insatiable readers!
How are YOU today?
Good I hope.
We've had a busy week so far here on the site. Monday we played host to a blog tour, yesterday we celebrated an awesome book birthday, and seeing as we have another great blog tour to come tomorrow, I thought today...we'd take it easy. So kick back and relax as you take a gander at two familiar posts rolled into one...and you might want to have your Wish List ready too. Just sayin'.
Here we go....
In My Shopping Bag (72)
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
Let's take a peek inside my shopping bag this week....
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
(courtesy of the author and Penguin / Plume)
Isn't this just a lovely cover? The simplicity and attention to detail create a beautiful image....can't wait to see how the story shapes up. Release date for this title is set for 04/26/11. Check out the book trailer for a glimpse inside the cover...
The Tourist Trail by John Yunker
(review copy courtesy of the author)
Love, danger, and....penguins. Sounds like an intersting mix and a great way to help spread the message about our world's endangered species/habitats. Review to come later this year....
Fifo "50 States" by Harley Rose
(Review copy courtesy of Pump Up Your Book Promotions)
This looks like a wonderful and educational read for children of all ages. Look for the blog tour swinging through this April....
Dread of Night by Joshua D. Boeringa
(Review copy courtesy of the author)
This looks like a fun collection of some spooky tales....might want to read this one with the lights on. ~shudders~ Look for the review to come later this year....
When what to my wondering eyes should appear but a prize pack of fun...but just how much was not clear. To clarify, keep scrolling to refill the further contents of the prize of awesomeness....
SIGNED copy of Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Audnick
SIGNED water bottle
SIGNED copy of Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
(Won via blogoversary contest from Kate at I Just Want to Sit Here and Read)
To be honest, I sorta forgot this one was coming....but much to my surprise, it not only contained one SIGNED book but TWO....not to mention that nifty water bottle. Awesone times....can't wait to read all about it. If you haven't checked out Katie's site, you really should. Lots of bookish fun to be had.
Taste Testing Tuesdays (71)
In the way, way back of the cargo van -- perched on a five-gallon bucket of leek compote amid stacks and stacks of disposable aluminum hotel pans and packed wtih salmon filets portioned at four oz. and already partially blasted in the convection ovens back at the warehouse, sat Andrea, the freelance chef assigned to run the party. He, dear bride and groom, was the bitter and viscously funny guy chain-smoking Marlboros, about to oversee your very expensive love meal.-- pg 76, Blood, Bones, and Butter (ARC)
Well you can certainly see where the author's love of food and live were both instilled at a young age. Though admittedly I haven't been picking this one up to read as often as I should, it will be read over the coming days.