Sunday, May 08, 2011

Monday Memes

Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by MariReads and is where book bloggers gather to share what showed up in their mailboxes this week, whether those mailboxes received email or snail mail.

Snail Mail:
When the Soul Mends (Sisters of the Quilt, Book 3)
After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood. 

Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.

As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancĂ© Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love? 

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)
Unknown to her tiny town of Deep Haven, Isadora Presley spends her nights as Miss Foolish Heart, the star host of a syndicated talk radio show. Millions tune in to hear her advice on dating and falling in love, unaware that she’s never really done either. Issy’s ratings soar when it seems she’s falling in love on-air with a caller. A caller she doesn’t realize lives right next door.
Caleb Knight served a tour of duty in Iraq and paid a steep price. The last thing he wants is pity, so he hides his disability and moves to Deep Haven to land his dream job as the high school football coach. When his beautiful neighbor catches his eye, in a moment of desperation he seeks advice from My Foolish Heart, the show that airs before his favorite sports broadcast.
Before he knows it, Caleb finds himself drawn to the host—and more confused than ever. Is his perfect love the woman on the radio . . . or the one next door?

I got the following from NetGalley:
Lethal Remedy (Prescription for Trouble)What happens when the race to stop a lethal bacteria becomes a race to stop a killer? 

Dr. Sara Miles’s teenage patient is on the brink of death from an overwhelming, highly resistant infection  with Staph luciferus, known to doctors as “the killer.” Only an experimental antibiotic, developed and administered by Sara’s ex-husband, Dr. Jack Ingersoll, can save the girl's life.

Seeking to put his life back together after the death of his wife, Dr. John Ramsey joins the medical center faculty staff. But his decision to do so could prove to be costly and even fatal.

Potentially lethal late effects from the experimental drug send Sara and her colleague, Dr. Rip Pearson, on a hunt for hidden critical data that will let them reverse the changes before it’s too late. What is the missing puzzle piece? And who is hiding it?

The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community GroupOver one quarter of Americans volunteer with nonprofits. Many of these nonprofits, at the smaller end of the revenue scale, are likely to benefit from small-group fundraising efforts.

The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising is a comprehensive but accessible guide to raising money for a group, cause or workplace, written for both volunteers and staff who aren't necessarily professional fundraisers. Containing insights and stories from a team of nonprofit experts, including executive directors, accountants, event planners, lawyers, and group leaders, the book explains both the practical and the fun, creative aspects of fundraising.

PTA presidents, parents of children who belong to music groups or sports teams, staff in small libraries and others learn how to mobilize volunteers, legally raise and handle money (and avoid trouble with the IRS), prepare grant proposals and plan their fundraising strategies. Specifically, they'll learn how to raise money through various methods:

  • sponsorships and donations from businesses

  • selling goods and services

  • member donations

  • special events and auctions

  • dinners and other food events

  • benefit concerts, lectures and shows

    Taking the approach that volunteers may not have a paycheck, donor history database and other tools used by established nonprofits, this book shows them how to make the most of the resources they do have.

    Book with CD-Rom

  • The Clue in the Recycling Bin (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #126)
    When Mrs. MacGregor introduces the Aldens to the local recycling center, they bring home lots of great stuff, including unused notebooks and fun pinata. Mrs. MacGregor was right, you can find treasure in junk. When a series of break-ins and vandalization hits the center, the Alden kids are there to help solve the mystery!
    Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & LoveMatt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz's pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world on March 24, 2008. 

    Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward-- to make a life for Maddy.

    In this memoir, Matt shares bittersweet and often humorous anecdotes of his courtship and marriage to Liz; of relying on his newborn daughter for the support that she unknowingly provided; and of the extraordinary online community of strangers who have become his friends. In honoring Liz's legacy, heartache has become solace.

    Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel
    A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime

    In 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins' School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu finds herself teaching Shakespeare to rich Indian girls in a boarding school still run like an outpost of the British Empire. In this small, foreign universe, Charu is drawn to the charismatic teacher Moira Prince, who introduces her to pot-smoking hippies, rock ‘n' roll, and freedoms she never knew existed.
    Then one monsoon night, a body is found at the bottom of a cliff, and the ordered worlds of school and town are thrown into chaos. When Charu is implicated in the murder—a case three intrepid schoolgirls take it upon themselves to solve—Charu's real education begins. A love story and a murder mystery, Miss Timmins' School for Girls is, ultimately, a coming-of-age tale set against the turbulence of the 1970s as it played out in one small corner of India.

    Women Count: A Guide to Changing the WorldThroughout history, women have struggled to change the workplace, change government, change society. So what's next? It's time for women to change the world! Whether on the job, in politics, or in their community, there has never been a better time for women to make a difference in the world. Author Susan Bulkeley Butler was the first female partner of a major consulting firm and is the founder of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders. In Women Count, author Susan Bulkeley Butler shows readers how to change the world through a series of inspiring case studies that chronicle how she and other pioneering women in a range of fields have done so in years past. Never before has the world so greatly needed the unique abilities of women to lead the way. But as history has shown, to make change, women must step into their power and become "women who count."

    It's Monday, What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  She asks what we read or reviewed this week and what we plan to read next week.

    This week I finished:
    The Creed Legacy (Creed Cowboys) (to be reviewed later)
    Thank You, God, For Daddy My Review
    Heartland: The Cookbook My Review
    The Inheritance of Beauty My review.
    This Won't Hurt a Bit: (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood My review
    Unplanned This was a DVD and I'm giving away a copy

    Books I read earlier, the reviews of which published last week:
     Mother Teresa, CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership (Bk Business) My Review
    Blackberry Summer My Review
    Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores) My Review
    The Wedding of the Century & Other Stories: The Wedding of the Century\Jesse's Wife\Seduced by Starlight My Review
    Creed's Honor (The Creed Cowboys) My Review

    Currently Reading
    The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community GroupWhen the Soul Mends (Sisters of the Quilt, Book 3)The First Husband: A NovelFrom Jazz Babies to Generation Next: The History of the American Teenager (People's History)

    Up Next (Maybe):
    My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & LoveSkyward


    1. You had a wonderful week and I do not think you can go wrong with any of your books posted as "up next". Enjoy your books and have a lovely week. My Monday:

    2. Oh! The First Husband looks so so good, I've been really interested in reading it. Plus Two Kisses for Maddy has been tempting me, but I'm not sure I can handle it...the story is so sad.

      Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

    3. Looks like you have a fantastic week lined up!

    4. Wow, what a great assortment of books! I really want to check out Miss Timmins' School for Girls, but there are a lot there that look interesting to me.

      Enjoy your reading!

    5. My list this week is inflated with picture books that I read with my daughter and manga that I read over my morning coffee. Come see what I'm reading this week.

    6. Anonymous2:34 AM

      I like it how you have a really good mix of all kinds of books.

      I'm hoping to receive an ARC of Miss Timmins' School. It seems like a great book. Happy reading!

    7. Such mixed genres and some delightful reads here.

    8. Two Kisses for Maddy looks so good, but I bet it's quite a tear jerker. Enjoy your new books!

    9. Your mailbox list looks like you'll be reading some good books!

    10. Great mailbox. I really like Woodsmall's Sisters of The Quilt series. My book club is currently working through her latest series.

    11. Your mailbox looks wonderful! Two Kisses for Maddy looks very interesting. I see many new titles for my wish list in your mailbox. I hope you enjoy them all.

    12. i was bad and made the mistake when I said I would review When Souls Mend. I thought It was the first in the series not the third so now I have books 1 and 2 here to read first but they sound really good. My research must have been faulty that day :)

    13. Anonymous12:06 PM

      Great mailbox, enjoy them all.

    14. You have some awesoem reads here! WOW! Enjoy!

    15. Miss Timmins School for Girls looks like a book I would love! I am going to try to get it as soon as it is released! I look forward to reading your opinion on it.

    16. Lethal Remedy sounds very interesting, I might have to put that one on my TBR list!

      You can find my mailbox here.

    17. Lots of books! Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!

    18. Hopping by to say Hi~
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    19. That's adorable..lovely blogs..:)


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