Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Memes

Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by The Bluestocking Guide 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: 
Someone to Watch Over Me
Tori Henderson is on the fast track in her marketing career in Houston, but her personal life is slow as molasses. So when her beloved Aunt Dottie falls ill, Tori travels back to tiny Bayford to care for her. But when she arrives, she’s faced with more than she bargained for, including Dottie's struggling local store and a troubled little step-cousin, DeAndre. Worse, the nearest Starbucks is twenty miles away…

Just as Tori is feeling overwhelmed, she re-connects with her old crush, the pastor's son, Jacob, who is as handsome as Tori remembers. As the church rallies for Aunt Dottie's recovery, Aunt Dottie rallies to remind Tori of God's love. And when Tori and DeAndre form an unexpected bond, and sparks fly between her and Jacob, small-town life starts looking promising. Tori came to Bayford to give, but she just might receive more than she dreamed was still possible for her...

1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove)NetGalley downloads 
1105 Yakima Street, Cedar Cove, Washington Dear Listener, You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says that she can’t handle the stress in our household anymore. My thirteen-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it’s my fault. As a widower I spoiled her – Jolene was reading over my shoulder just now and says that’s not true. She claims Rachel ruined everything. But that’s not true. The real question is: How can I get my wife back? I don’t even know where she is. She’s not with Teri Polgar or any of her other friends from the salon. The other question is…when will Jolene grow up and stop acting like such a brat? Of course, I’m not the only one in town with problems. Linc Wyse’s father-in-law is trying to destroy his business. And you know Charlotte Rhodes? Seems she’s becoming forgetful, and the family’s worried about her and Ben. Lots of other stuff going on – but Rachel is better at keeping up with it than I am. If you have any idea where my wife is, please give me a call. Please. Bruce Peyton

Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female OrgasmThe truth is: Most women do not have satisfying sex lives. SLOW SEX can change that.

Better sex is about one thing: better orgasm. This life-altering guide teaches men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation-or OM-to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female sexual satisfaction. The promise: In just fifteen minutes every woman can become orgasmic. And, with the right partner and the right technique, that orgasm could last and last!

For more than a decade, Nicole Daedone has been leading the "slow sex movement," which is devoted to the art and craft of the female orgasm. OM is the act of slowing down, tuning in, and experiencing a deeper spiritual and physical connection during sex. SLOW SEX reveals the philosophy and techniques of OM and includes a step-by-step, ten-day OM starter program, as well as OM secrets for achieving ultimate satisfaction. It also includes exercises to help enhance readers' "regular" sex lives, such as Slow Oral for Her, Slow Oral for Him, and Slow Intercourse.

This book is the argument for daily intimacy, and for paying attention as the foundation of pleasure, all with a focus on the female experience.

Amazon Freebies (which I may actually read someday)
Aprovecho: A Mexican-American Border Cookbook (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)The Prayers of Agnes SparrowChasing Eden (Eden Thrillers)Surrender the Heart (Surrender to Destiny)Leave me alone: Memoirs of an ExmormonManalive


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:
 Martha: A Novel  Will be reviewed later this week
1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove)  To be reviewed next month

Wyoming Sweethearts (Love Inspired) To be reviewed soon.

Reviews published this week:


  1. I hope you enjoy your new books!

  2. Great looking Mailbox! Someone to Watch Over Me sounds like my kind of book. But the nearest Starbucks 20 miles away??? I'd be putting a lot of miles on my car. Enjoy your new reads! Here's my Mailbox.

  3. Enjoy your great books. My book club read Agnes Sparrow -- mixed reviews, they either loved it or hated it.

  4. Wow, you have lots of great-looking books. Enjoy!!

    I want to read the Debbie Macomber, and Someone to Watch Over Me caught my eye, too.


  5. I'm interested in the Debbie Macomber book. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Hi! New follower stopping by! You know the cover for I'd Chose You is just too cute, might also be that I love elephants.

    Check out my Monday post at Under The Covers

  7. Don't you love the amazon freebies? I know I love that about my Nook from Barnes and Noble; so many books on my virtual shelf.

    It's funny how everyone (so far) is avoiding to comment on the Slow Sex book. An interesting topic, to be sure, probably hard to talk about online. :)

  8. Anonymous10:43 AM

    OK, I didn't realize the new Debbie Macomber book was available on NetGalley. I'll have to go take a look. Did I read that this will be the last in that series? Look forward to hearing your thoughts about it. :-)

  9. Enjoy your books. This was a rare week for me in that I finished a lot of review books. Come see what I finished.

  10. You had a great reading week, congratulations. And Slow Sex sounds like an interesting one, I'll be curious to see what you think of it :)

  11. Quite the range of books this week! I'm curious to see your review of Martha. I've been wanting to read it.
    2 Kids and Tired Books

  12. I requested 1105 Yakima Street but haven't yet been approved


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