Monday, April 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday

He's here!

Without a doubt, the best thing I found in my mailbox this week wasn't a book at all! It was Paddy! This cute little guy was handmade by Toni of A Circle of Books , and I was lucky enough to win him in her St. Patrick's Day Giveaway of GALWAY BAY by Mary Pat Kelly, which she hosted for Hachette Books. I really don't know what impresses me more -- the beautiful workmanship of Toni's creation, or her generousity in including him in the giveaway. So, thank you, Toni, thank you! As I told Toni, we are particularly fond of elephants at my house, and Paddy will be well-loved and cared for. I was hoping to post a photo of him with all of his new pachyderm friends, but my photographer is under the weather right now. This photo is from Toni's own blog. I'll post a new shot soon. Thanks again, Toni! You rock!

Here's a list of the books I was also lucky enough to find in my mailbox:

1. GALWAY BAY by Mary Pat Kelly (won from A Circle of Books)

2. ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION by Keith Donahue (through Shelf Awareness, for review)

3. MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH: A NOVEL by Michael Chabon (won from Library Love Fest)

4. THE RED LEATHER DIARY by Lily Koppel (through Book Club Girl, for discussion)

5. JIBBERWILLIES AT NIGHT by Rachel Vail (won from Young Adult (& Kids) Book Central)

6. SPICED by Dalia Jurgensen (through Shelf Awareness, for review - which shouldn't be long in coming - I've just about finished the book!)

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Visit her site to participate and to find other bloggers' Mailbox Monday posts.


Jenny Girl said...

Wow that's quite a haul! Enjoy.

avisannschild said...

What a total cutie! I just got Galway Bay this past week too. Enjoy your books!

Anna said...

You're in for a treat with Galway Bay. I hope you love that book as much as I do!

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Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Can't wait to read your reviews! Great books!

Molly said...

I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. As I was looking at your homepage, I realized that we must have very similar tastes in reading material! The two books that you are currently reading are GREAT! Spiced is at the top of my TBR pile -- and I love anything by Susan Hill (although I have not read this one --- do you like it so far?)

I look forward to following your postings!

Toni said...

Yay!! I am glad that Paddy made it safe and sound.. Can't wait to see pics in his new setting. Something weird about some of these little knitted animals, they create a little nitch in our lives. I will let my family know that Paddy is "doing well." Ha ha..

Lenore said...

Good stuff!

Zibilee said...

Totally adorable. I am trying to learn to crochet little animals as well, and hoping to make a few for Christmas gifts this year. Btw, I just found your blog, and I am loving it here!