Monday, November 30, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday 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.

Here are the books that came into my house this past week. None of these came by way of the mailbox but by the local thrift store.DESCRIPTION: A collection of stories for anyone who shuddered at the idea of senior prom, REVENGE OF THE PASTE EATERS is about the way the experiences of childhood stay with us and shape us into adults. Cheryl Peck applies her signature wit to more personal stories and reflections--about hurting people and getting hurt, about discovering who you are and who you want to be, about feeling "not good enough," and about being bigger--physically and mentally--than many of the people surrounding you. This is a wickedly funny view of what it's like to be a middle-aged woman in middle-America, and what really happened to the kids who were different. Teri is searching for Mr Right. She's been through Mr Lazy, Mr Greedy, Mr Completely Selfish and Mr Downright Pervert -- but, as yet, no Mr Wonderful. That is, of course, until she is literally knocked off her feet by Jamie Duncan, as they rush to catch their train home from Euston station: the18.07 from platform 8. Soon love blossoms and commuting takes on a whole new meaning. But one thing that can't be ignored is that, as well as being Mr Right, Jamie is also Mr Married! When her husband abandons her in 1950s Minneapolis, Patty Jane opens her own unique beauty salon

Grace Armiger isn't living the high life. As a publicist in a London publishing house, she spends her days trying to interest an indifferent media in her collection of oddball authors. Home's not much better-her scruffy apartment, untrustworthy boyfriend, and nagging mother aren't doing much to keep her spirits high. Plus, she's just had a wildly inappropriate one-night stand with one of her writers. But when a chance encounter turns into a brush with an A-list celebrity, Grace dares to think her life may finally be taking a promising turn . . . Across town, Belinda Black, a ruthless tabloid journalist, is about to make a crash landing into Grace's unremarkable life. For just as soon as Grace thinks she's found the man of her dreams, Belinda thinks she's found the interview of hers. With Gossip Hound , Wendy Holden delivers yet another stylish, sophisticated comedy showcasing a winning and witty heroine who-against all odds-just may come out on top.

So those are the books added to my TBR pile the past week. My pile is growing very fast thanks to the local thrift store selling books for $1.00.

I finished these two books over the Thanksgiving break.

What books came into your house this past week?


Alayne said...

These look great, nice and light for the holidays. Here's mine!

Bluestocking said...

The first one sounds hysterical.

Here is mine

Mary said...

I haven't read any of the Hot Flash books but I think I'd like to. Should they be read in order?
I need to find a thrift store like yours!!!
Love your blog background and the music : )

DCMetroreader said...

The Revenge of the Paste Eaters sounds terrific. Who can forget those painful childhood memories?

Serena said...

great list of books...have a great week and happy reading.