Sunday, July 10, 2011

Monday Memes

Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by A Sea of Books 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:
The Stoning of Sally Kern: The liberal attack on Christian conservatism-and why we must take a stand
This book is about Sally Kern, District 84 House of Representatives member from Oklahoma, and her desire to see America return to the conservative principles that guided the nation’s founders. In January 2008, the pastor’s wife and former high school teacher gave a speech to a Republican club in Oklahoma City explaining that the founding fathers believed Christian principles would lead to a civilized society, individual self-government, good citizens, the elevation of learning, and a cohesive value system. While explaining the fifth benefit, a cohesive value system, she told of a group of wealthy homosexual activists who threatened the nation’s moral fabric by attempting to unseat seventy conservative politicians who opposed their agenda. Clips from the speech later were posted on YouTube, generating more than 2 million hits and leading to what she describes as a media “stoning.” That didn’t stop her from winning re-election or from continuing her calls for America to return to the conservative principles that made it great. In this book she warns that there is danger ahead if social conservatives don’t preserve the nation’s foundations of morality, truth, and tolerance. She issues a cry for conservatives to stand for their freedom now before they no longer have the right to do so.

Restless in Carolina: A Novel (Southern Discomfort)

She’s all about going green. Could he be her white knight—or will he make her see red? 
Tree-huggin’, animal-lovin’ Bridget Pickwick-Buchanan is on a mission. Well, two. First she has to come to terms with being a widow at thirty-three. After all, it’s been four years and even her five-year-old niece and nephew think it’s time she shed her widow’s weeds. Second, she needs to find a buyer for her family’s estate—a Biltmore-inspired mansion surrounded by hundreds of acres of unspoiled forestland. With family obligations forcing the sale, Bridget is determined to find an eco-friendly developer to buy the land, someone who won’t turn it into single-family homes or a cheesy theme park.

Enter J. C. Dirk, a high-energy developer from Atlanta whose green property developments have earned him national acclaim. When he doesn’t return her calls, Bridget decides a personal visit is in order. Unfortunately, J. C. Dirk is neither amused nor interested when she interrupts his meeting—until she mentions her family name. In short order, he finds himself in North Carolina, and Bridget has her white knight—in more ways than one. But there are things Bridget doesn’t know about J. C., and it could mean the end of everything she’s worked for…and break her heart.
NetGalley downloads 
Not a one--I've exercised restraint and have worked on the virtual stack I already have rather than adding to it.
Amazon Freebies (which I may actually read someday)
Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really WantBreakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World


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:
Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics To be reviewed July 12.

The Bull Rider's Secret (Harlequin American Romance)My Review.
 Mckettericks of Texas: Austin (McKettricks of Texas, 3) My Review
 Montana Creeds: Tyler No review.  Same story, different hunky guy on cover.
Books Read Earlier; Reviewed last week:


  1. I like the mix of books here! enjoy them all.

  2. LOL: "Same story, different hunky guy on cover". Enjoy :-)

  3. Restless in Carolina sounds good to me! Enjoy!

  4. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Have a good week of reading, enjoy!

  5. As celebration for the new Bloggers' Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees (, I'm cheering on everyone's nonfiction reading today. So, yay for all of those nonfiction titles that you are reading! Plum Gorgeous looks beautiful!

  6. I am looking forward to Restless in Carolina. Enjoy.

  7. I have read that Liz Curtis Higgs book a while back... I will have to see what you thought of it.

  8. Have a fantastic week and enjoy your books.
    My Monday:

  9. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Nice mix here. Enjoy!

  10. Restless in Carolina sounds very good. Same story, different hunky guy...too funny!

  11. Funny on the hunky guy ;)
    At my age I think of my son-in-law or grandson. They a cute kids to me now. ;) Isn't that sad!

    I am a newbie to "What are you reading?"
    I am following you now.
    Come and see what I am reading.


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