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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mailbox Monday - November 16th

Hello there! Happy Monday! What showed up in your mailbox this week? Care to Share?
Join this fun Blog meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. It is where we all link up to share what books came in our mailboxes this past week.

This week I got:

The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
( A free review copy from Hachette books)

About the book:
#1 bestselling author Nicholas Sparks's new novel is at once a compelling family drama and a heartrending tale of young love.

Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.

The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

A Separate Country, Robert Hicks
( A free review copy from Hachette books)

About the book:
A Multi-Cast Production Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A Separate Country is based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army--and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam. But the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered 11 children with her, including three sets of twins.

I also have a bit of great news. This weekend I became the proud owner of a Kindle 2. Stay tuned for my review. So far the only thing I have read in full was a Fairy Tale called, "One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes." And I have to report that I thoroughly enjoyed it. So far I have to say that the device exceeds my expectations and I am thrilled over my purchase. (I was happy about the new lower price).

It took less than 17 seconds to download War and Peace. I have also added two knitting patterns that I am knitting. NO MORE printing paper patterns. I can highlight as I work on a row and make permanent notes! I can enlarge the font for easy following! Oh shush my mouth, I need to save it for the review. Have a great Week


Serena said...

Nice mailbox. My mom is having a hard time getting into the latest Nickie Sparks! And she normally gobbles up his books, but alas, maybe she is further along since I talked with her.

Happy reading.

Dar said...

A Separate Country sure sounds good Toni. Hope you'll enjoy your books and your new Kindle 2. Sounds like it's great so far!

gautami tripathy said...

A Separate Country sounds good to me!

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Ti said...

I think it's totally cool that you can download knitting patterns too! I'm still on the fence with eReaders but whenever I hear that someone has gotten one, then I suddenly want one.

bermudaonion said...

I really liked A Separate Country - hope you do too. I had no idea you could put knitting patterns on the Kindle!

Anna said...

I had no idea you could download knitting patterns on the Kindle. That's awesome! Enjoy your new books and your new toy!

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Luanne said...

I'm just listening to A Separate Country right now.

Bonnie said...

It sounds like you have found a great use for your Kindle with the knitting patterns...what a great idea! I would love a Kindle but have to reduce my TBR piles on my shelves first. Looking forward to your review.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Isn't the cover of A Separate Country so pretty?

Congrats on the new Kindle...so jealous!

I wish I could crochet - my cousin has tried to teach me so many times and I stink! But my 13 year old picked it up in minutes - BRAT!

TJ said...

I should really read a Nick Sparks one day! D:

Teddy Rose said...

A Separate Country sounds good. I look foward to reading your review!

Congrats on the Kindle 2! I look foward to reading your review of it, now that is available here in Canada.

Nicole said...

So want to read the new Sparks book.
Shocked it only took 17 seconds to download War and Peace - that's a massive book.

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Jenny Girl said...

and what is that you are working on missy? I like the colors.