Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Every Wednesday for Books That Caught Our Eye, Serena, Leslie and I will each share 2 books that grabbed our attention from today’s Mailbox Monday post. We hope you’ll join us by posting a comment letting us know the books that caught your eye.


For review for iread Book Tours:
someone Someone Died…Now What? A Personal and Professional Perspective on Coping with Grief and Loss by Corrie Sirota
Someone Died… Now What? is a GPS for grieving. Corrie Sirota provides Guidance, Perspective and Support to help navigate through the grief process. Whether someone you love has died or someone you know is struggling with a loss, this book addresses many of the issues and questions that surface, providing concrete assistance on what to do immediately following a death, how to deal with feelings of sadness, anger and guilt, non-death losses and how to support grieving children. You will learn that grief is an ongoing process, and is as unique and individual as you are.


The rest of these books were ones I bought:
book club cook book The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
Whether it’s Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today’s bestselling authors including:

Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie’s Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake)
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup)
Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald’s Firehouse Marinara Sauce)
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz’s Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise’s Cari de Dal)
Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows’s Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie)
Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See’s Deep-Fried Sugared Taro)
The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!


Just Mini Cocktails by Robert Zollweg
51F2yJuiP3L._SX490_BO1,204,203,200_ This book guides you with the proper glassware, tiered trays, recipes and, of course, presentation in the art of mini cocktails parties. This presentations are great for special parties.
You can check out my reivew here




Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 14:
gooseberry Festive holiday recipes, gifts and projects to make the season sparkle
Every year, Gooseberry Patch’s annual Christmas book delivers new and creative ways to celebrate a homespun holiday. This edition is no exception reflecting the latest trends in decorating–while keeping a close eye to tradition–the pages brim with 100 all-new ideas for the holidays from handcrafted decorations and gifts, to keepsakes, activities, and over 65 yummy recipes from Gooseberry Patch Family & Friends.


Ocean Wonders For Everyone by Color Art
ocean wonders Enjoy creative entertainment when you color projects found in Ocean Wonders Color Art for Everyone; a coloring book that features 24 design pages of intricate line drawings showcasing exotic fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, sea horses, starfish and other ocean creatures, seashells, ships, and sailboats. You will get hours of enjoyment and stress relief as you enhance the designs with colored pencils, markers, and other art media. Considered beneficial to all ages, coloring has been proven to generate wellness and quietness, as well as to stimulate the brain areas related to the senses and creativity. Leisure Arts presents this item as one of several adult coloring books. These artistic drawings offer complexity to engage the adult brain, but also simplicity, in that there are no rules or even guidelines. Each 8.5 inch x 10.875 inch sheet of premium paper is printed on one side only and perforated for easy removal.


Cra-Z-Art Colored Pencils
colored pencils Kids and adults alike can let their artistic side blossom with these Cra-Z-Art Colored Pencils. They come pre-sharpened and ready to use. These Cra-Z-Art pencils come in a convenient 72-count pack. They are made from real wood and are non-toxic, making them ideal for children.

Real wood colored pencils
Suitable for adults and children

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  13 Responses to “Mailbox Monday”

  1. The Book Club Cookbook — oh my goodness, am hungry already… and pair with that cocktail book — sounds like a perfect night in — enjoy!

  2. The Book Club Cookbook caught my attention- how fun! It’s amazing how popular adult coloring books are now. Hope you have fun with Ocean Wonders!

  3. I’m intrigued with The Book Club Cookbook! I also have Lisa See’s book patiently waiting to be read. Enjoy!

  4. The Bookclub Cookbook looks good! I keep saying I want to try some coloring. Ocean Wonders looks like a fun (and challenging) one.

  5. Enjoy your new books, Vicki!

  6. I like the Book Club Cookbook and Someone Died…Now What. My aunt needs the book grief, I’m glad you highlighted it.

  7. These all look wonderful…the one about mini-cocktails might be fun. Thanks for sharing…and enjoy.


  8. ENJOY your books.

    THE BOOK CLUB COOK BOOK looks good. Love the featured authors.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  9. I usually shy away from grieving books, but I liked the last sentence of the blurb you shared. The Just Mini Cocktail book looks like it would be fun.

  10. I’ve been thinking about picking myself up a coloring book, too.

  11. I loved the Book Club Cookbook! It was so fun to make recipes for The Help when we read it. The coloring book looks great. I don’t have a lot of cocktail parties — none, really — but that mini cocktail book looks fun.

  12. Oh, I luv colored pencils. Like the Christmas book too. Top book seems very practical.

  13. Cooking and coloring? Sounds like some interesting days ahead. 🙂

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