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QUICK NOTE...Update: 2/19/19

Still working through things. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. Baby steps back into the blogging world and started to grow, so you know, a post here, a post there, and away we go! Hope you stay along for the ride!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In My Shopping Bag (84)

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 take a peek inside my shopping bag this week....



Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
(ARC courtesy of Kellie at Walden Pond Press)
You have to love when a person in publishing knows your tastes oh-so-well.  Kellie recommended this upcoming title and after a looksie through the information about the story....I couldn't pass it up.  Release date on this title is 9/27/11.  Watch for the review closer to the book birthday....

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
(ARC courtesy of St Martin's Griffin)
This was a happy surprise when it arrived on my doorstep.  It came with a congratulatory note on winning a copy but umm...I don't recall entering for me.  O_O  either way, yay me!  It DOES look/sound good though.  Can't wait to dive in....scheduled release date is set for 09/27/11.

Pretty by Jillian Lauren
(ARC courtesy of Plume / Penguin Book Group)
Another unexpected arrival, the story is definitely original (when compared to what I've read thus far) but it sounds like it will definitely hold your attention.  We shall see.  Official release date is set for August on the look out.



You may remember a little competition (Mystery Times Ten) thrown by a great little publisher (Buddhapuss Ink) several months back.  Well, I was one of the three bloggers on the judging panel....yep.  It was a great honor and a lot of fun...and a lot of hard work!  Hey, reading is fun but "judging" is another thing altogether.  Anywho....I received a package this past week that brought that experience right back to life.  A copy of the book with winning entries....

Mystery Times Ten
...and a brief bio inclusion in the judges section of the book.

Oh...OH!  One more thing.  A fabulous T-shirt with a saying you can't help but smile at.  Really!  Take a look....

I love it!  Thank you so much guys!
Be sure to check out their website for more information on this title as well as their upcoming ventures.



Tollins:  Explosive Tales for Children by Conn Iggulden

The Night of the Solstice by L.J. Smith


So what did you get?
Do tell!

Until next time....happy reading!


Juju at Tales of said...

Oooo Breadcrumbs and Glow. Enjoy :)

Alexia561 said...

Awesome shopping bag! And I LOVE that t-shirt! Enjoy!

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