Monday, December 5, 2011

Mailbox Monday for December 5

No review books this week. Just books I bought and won.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Jenny will be hosting for the month of December on Let Them Read Books. You can also view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

What You Wish For: Stories and Poems for Darfur (bought at Better Worlds Book for a good cause!)

In What You Wish For, some of the world’s best-selling and most highly honored writers for young adults and children share stories and poems that captivate, inspire, and offer hope about things we all wish for. Together with Darfur advocate and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow, who wrote the book’s moving Foreword, they contributed to this amazing collection for free so that the proceeds could be used to fund libraries in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad. Get more info here at

The Last Ember by Daniel Levin (bought used) 

Jonathan Marcus, a young American lawyer and former doctoral student in classics, is summoned to Rome for a case and stumbles across a message hidden inside an ancient stone fragment. The discovery propels him and UN preservationist Dr. Emili Travia into a coldblooded modern plot to erase every remnant of Jewish and Christian presence from Jerusalem's Temple Mount, in the process redefining history itself.

Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish (bought used)

For Katherine Givens and the four women about to become her best friends, the adventure begins with a UPS package. Inside is a pair of red sneakers filled with ashes and a note that will forever change their lives. Katherine’s oldest and dearest friend, the irrepressible Annie Freeman, left one final request–a traveling funeral–and she wants the most important women in her life as “pallbearers.”

From Sonoma to Manhattan, Katherine, Laura, Rebecca, Jill, and Marie will carry Annie’s ashes to the special places in her life. At every stop there’s a surprise encounter and a small miracle waiting, and as they whoop it up across the country, attracting interest wherever they go, they share their deepest secrets–tales of broken hearts and second chances, missed opportunities and new beginnings. And as they grieve over what they’ve lost, they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them....

Only You: Book One, The Angel Ridge Series by Deborah Grace Staley (win from Diary of an Eccentric)

Hometown girl made good, Josie Allen, has returned to Angel Ridge after years away at school. All too soon, the new Dr. Allen finds that being the director of the town's prestigious library won't be easy. With the debt of her education hanging over her head in the form of her benefactor breathing down her neck, Josie barely has time to concentrate on the new computer system giving her almost as many problems. She definitely has no time for the distractions of a man from the wrong side of the Ridge-no matter how handsome he is.

Cole Craig, the town handyman, is a blue collar constant in the small town. For as long as anyone remembers, he and his family have worked hard and kept to their own kind, but things aren't always as they appear. Cole has a secret! When Josie comes back to town, Cole can't keep his mind on business or his eyes off the girl of his youthful dreams. Determined to win Josie over, Cole sets a course for romance-the old fashioned way.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. It's a relief when there are no reviews books, isn't it? I hope you love all of your new books.

  2. Oh, I like the look of Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral.

    Hope you enjoy all of your reads...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. These are mostly new to me. Enjoy all your new reads!

  4. My daughter's school has brought Darfur to the students attention and they have done some fund raising to send funds there. I am thinking the book of stories and poems might make a nice stocking stuffer for my daughter. I love that it helps fund libraries too!

  5. Glad to see Only You arrived safely. Happy reading!


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