Monday, November 9, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

This past week I hit a local thrift store that supports our Child Abuse Preventions Association. Someone with similar taste to mine must have brought some books by because I found several to bring home - score! Take a look.......

At the bottom is The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. I am a little intimidated by the size, this is one big book! But I loved She's Come Undone so I have want to try this one. I read She's Come Undone before I began blogging so there's no link to a review but I remember being amazed that this man captured the girl's voice so well and created such a memorable character. Anyone who's read it, I'm sure, has the scene where she meets the roommate forever etched in their mind!

Next is Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips this is one I've seen reviewed but I can't remember which blog.

Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman as I said here, if it drops in my lap, I'll read it. And this one has just dropped in my lap!

Just A Guy by Bill Engvall. When the Navy bought me my new government car last Spring, it came with free XM satellite radio and that included the Blue Collar Comedy channel - talk about your guilty pleasure. I can do without the coarse humor of some of the guys but Bill Engvall keeps it clean and still manages to be very funny. But, alas, much to my dismay, the free trial period expired and XM was gone! So this book will give me the Bill fix I'm jonesing for; I'm looking forward to reading and laughing. And if it makes you as sad as it makes me to think of me driving around without XM, feel free to write your congressman. I bet if all of America just added a penny or two to their taxes, I could have XM back in my government car.

And at the top of the stack is a Ted Dekker book - ever heard of him? I hadn't until I started reading book blogs and his name was everywhere. So I found this one, kiss, and I am going to see what all the fuss is about!


purplg8r said...

I really enjoyed Gods Behaving Badly...I hope you do too!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, what great finds and it's nice that you got to help such a worthy cause at the same time. Enjoy!

Mary said...

I remember reading reviews for Gods Behaving Badly. I think they were all good reviews. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love Wally Lamb! I can't say The Hour I First Believed is better than She's Come Undone but it is definitely a worthy read!

I REALLY want to read Gods Behaving Badly!

Dana said...

I couldn't get past the language in The Hour I First Believed but I loved, loved, loved Bill Engvall's book. So funny!