Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mailbox Monday for September 26

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. Amused by Books is hosting for the month of September. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

Emily Included: A True Story by Kathleen McDonnell (for review from Second Story Press)

The true story of Emily Eaton, born with cerebral palsy in Ontario. Emily and her family fought for years for Emily to be treated like a “normal”, everyday kid in a regular classroom. Their fight, which began at a time when children with CP were segregated, was groundbreaking. Her story makes her an amazing role model for children everywhere - whether they are living with a disability or not.

Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing by Alan Paul (for review from HarperCollins)

When Alan Paul's wife was offered the job as the Wall Street Journal's China bureau chief, he saw it as an amazing opportunity to shake up their increasingly staid suburban New Jersey life. Excited and not a little scared, they packed up their three children—ages two, four, and seven—and headed for adventure and uncertainty in Beijing, China.

Based on his award-winning Wall Street Journal Online column, "The Expat Life," Big in China explores Paul's unlikely three-and-a-half-year journey of reinvention in this rapidly developing metropolis. He reveals the challenges that he and his family faced while living in a foreign land, including reaching beyond the expat community, coming to terms with his new role as a stay-at-home dad, and learning to navigate and thrive in an unfamiliar culture. By viewing an intimidating challenge as a golden opportunity rather than as a burden, he saw his world open up around him.

31 Dates in 31 Days by Tamara Duricka Johnson (for review from Seal Press)

On the eve of her 31st birthday, after yet another painful breakup, Tamara Duricka Johnson decides it’s time to overhaul her dating habits. When a friend jokingly suggests that she embark on a “dating project,” inspiration strikes: in honor of turning 31, she'll go on 31 dates in 31 days — and resist the urge to turn each date into her next relationship. Instead, she’ll have to wait until the 31st date to pick one of the 30 men to go out with a second time. Some dates are awful, while others are amazing—but all of them help change her attitude about dating and men in general. She opens up to the world around her and develops a handful of crushes, making it difficult to decide who will be the lucky final date. In the end, though, she realizes there’s only one man of the entire thirty that she can see herself marrying — and one year later, she does. Chatty, fun, and confessional, 31 Dates in 31 Days is an entertaining journey that offers astute insights into the modern dating scene.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. These are all new to me. I hope you enjoy them.

  2. Those are all new to me titles Laura but I just started seeing the 31 book and it sounds interesting I will have to look for it.

    Enjoy and see you soon.

  3. In today's world it seems strange that children like Emily would be segregated, but I well remember those days. I hope that book's as good as it sounds. Have a great week in reading.

  4. Hmm, 31 dates in 31 days? Sounds exhausting! I'll watch for your review :)

  5. 31 dates sounds like it would be a fun read although there is no way I would want to go on 31 dates in 31 days.

  6. Wonderful mailbox. All the covers look interesting to me. Have a great reading week.

    Come look at my haul this week!!

    Here is my post!

  7. Excellent mailbox! I want to read all three of these books! I look forward to your thoughts!

  8. 31 dates in 31 days! Now that is going to be a challenge for the person doing all the datee!

    Enjoy and see you on Sat :)

  9. These all sound good...hope you enjoy them! 31 Dates seems really intriguing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.


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