Sunday, June 26, 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:

From The Catholic Company, for review

There's a little bit about Mary in Scripture. We can glean a bit more from the tradition of the Church. Some of the approved apparitions add a little insight, too. But where can we go to get the complete picture, to find out about the whole Mary? Wholly Mary does just that. In an engaging style, Chris Padgett walks us through what the Bible has to say about the Mother of God. What has she meant to the Church throughout the centuries, what do the apparitions add, what have the saints told us about her and, most importantly, what can we learn from her ourselves? Other facets of this explanation of the Blessed Mother include:
  • The power of the rosary
  • How the Mass relates to Mary
  • Four important dogmas about Mary
  • Mary and the Trinity
  • Mary and ecumenism
With the enthusiasm and passion Chris Padgett is known for, Mary is sure to come alive for you in a wholly new way!

Shadows on the Sand: A Seaside MysteryShe serves him breakfast at her café every morning … but he never seems to notice her.

Carrie Carter’s small café in Seaside, New Jersey, is populated with a motley crew of locals … although Carrie only has eyes for Greg Barnes. He’s recovering from a vicious crime that three years ago took the lives of his wife and children—and from the year he tried to drink his reality away. While her heart does a happy Snoopy dance at the sight of him, he never seems to notice her, to Carrie’s chagrin.

When Carrie’s dishwasher is killed and her young waitress disappears, Greg finds himself drawn into helping Carrie solve the mysteries … and into her life. But when Carrie’s own painful past becomes all to present, her carefully constructed world begins to sink.

Will the fragile relationship she’s built with Greg implode from the weight of the baggage they both carry?

NetGalley downloads 
FrameWork for the Shoulder: A 6-Step Plan for Preventing Injury and Ending Pain
Individuals with shoulder ailments know the frustration of having to miss out on the everyday activities they enjoy. They have also experienced the difficulty of finding an exercise program that does not exacerbate their pain or symptoms, yet they know the importance of exercise in maintaining healthy shoulders and bodies.

Help has arrived. Renowned sports medicine physician Dr. Nicholas DiNubile provides readers with cutting-edge strategies for safely starting, building, and maintaining a lifestyle and exercise program designed to overcome pain and injury in the shoulder. This complete resource includes:
-a comprehensive explanation of the causes, preventive strategies, and treatment of
common problems
-tailor-made exercise plans incorporating innovative exercises that can be done at home or
the gym
-nutrition and lifestyle advice to reduce pain and fortify muscles, tendons, and bones

Fine Cooking Cookies: 200 Favorite Recipes for Cookies, Brownies, Bars & More
Name your cookie! Shaped, drop, bar, roll and bake, or slice and bake, they all get professional treatment and triple testing from Fine Cooking magazine, the most trusted name in cooking. This fresh batch of more than 200 amazing recipes will inspire great baking. From classic favorites like snickerdoodles and chocolate chunk to more sophisticated treats like biscotti and fruit bars, there’s something for every occasion. Bakers will roll out these sweets for the holidays, for dessert, or just to fill up the cookie jar. Also includes Fine Cooking’s signature style of tips and secrets from the pros, step-by-step photos to help master techniques, ingredient profiles, and shortcuts. For anyone who wants to bake like the best,Fine Cooking Cookies has all the right ingredients.

Just Tacos: 100 Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Once a staple of Mexican street food, tacos have crossed the border to great popularity. Taco’s endless variety of great-tasting flavors satisfies any time of day—in all kinds of ways. Convenient, portable, and affordable, tacos are equally welcome at a dinner party, for brunch, or as an afternoon snack. Just Tacos celebrates this versatility with 100 original recipes featuring beef, pork, lamb, seafood, vegetables, breakfast ingredients, and more. Easy-to-make and easy-to-eat, adults, teens, and kids can all try their hand at turning out a tasty taco (or making their own tortillas), whether it’s filled with ethnic ingredients or pantry staples. And in these pages tacos don’t go it alone—information-packed sidebars offer up excellent salsas, sauces, fun drinks, and solid how-to techniques. Just Tacos is a great showcase for this much-loved comfort food.

Amazon Freebies (which I may actually read someday)

The Days of SummerCougar Cub Tales: I'm Just Like YouSentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep)All I WantPlace of PeaceDear Cupid


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.Read this Week:
A Wedding Blunder in the Black Hills Cute romantic comedy.  To be reviewed in August
Baby, Come Home (Southern Roads) My Review.
Wyoming Sweethearts (Love Inspired) To be reviewed in July
Someone to Watch Over Me To be reviewed in July

Resisting Mr. Tall, Dark & Texan (Harlequin Special Edition) Reviewed here

Currently reading:
Wholly Mary: Mother of God

Up Next:

Blessed, The: A Novel

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  1. Your books look fantastic. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books.
    My Monday:

  2. Enjoy your books. Until Sunday I had only finished four books, a fifth of what I was reading during spring semester. Then two things conspired to make me read more. Come see what happened.

  3. I like your freebies!

  4. Wow, lots of delectable books on your list. Hope you enjoy them all.


  5. Anonymous8:15 AM

    I think I read a Gayle Roper book once upon a time. Can't remember right now. Looks good.

    So, I've been wondering. How do those cookbooks do when downloaded? Maybe OK for the computer, but I bet not so good on my Kindle.

  6. Anonymous11:21 PM

    Wow, sounds like you'll be busy for a few weeks!

    Very interesting blog! Thanks for stopping by my place =P

  7. I like the look of those cookbooks!


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