Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Mail and Musings

I love alliteration!

There are two Monday memes that I can participate in this week. First Mailbox Monday sponsored by Marcia at the Printed Page (yippee --- two weeks in a row!)

I actually received 3 books in the mail this week and all because of the generosity of this book blogging world. I actually won another book, so that means that I can participate again next week too. The 3 books that I received this week include:

I am very much looking forward to reading all of these --- probably sometime in July when school responsibilities will be over.

Today's Musing Monday asks:

How many bookstores do you frequent? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one and what makes it so?

Well, I think my family would label me a bookstore addict. I actually checked out the Independent Bookstore website before I left for Branson to see if there were any bookstores that I could visit on my route (unfortunately, the answer was no). The bookstore that is closest to me - and that I visit on a weekly (if not more) basis is Half Price Books. I absolutely LOVE that store. I like the fact that the books are somewhat organized, making it easy to find a particular book or to browse through a particular section. I like the fact that the clearance section is constantly updated and there are always "must have" bargains just waiting for me to take them off the shelf and offer them a good home. I like the fact that they offer a 10% discount to teachers on ALL purchases! I like the fact that this store allows me to indulge in my passion without breaking the bank. AND.....I like the fact that each Half Price bookstore is a reflection of the neighborhood in which it resides. There are actually 4 Half Price shops within a 45 minute driving radius - and each shop has its own distinct flavor. Ok -- enough description - I'm starting to hyperventilate :)

As a final note to these Monday ramblings, I urge you to check out My Friend Amy's blog today. She has a fabulous post regarding the blog "community" - and the comments made on this post are extremely thought provoking as well. All I wish to add here is that I am so very grateful to have found this wonderful, accepting group of people who happen to enjoy reading as much as I do. You have inspired me.


  1. I love the Maisie Dobbs series!

  2. It's fun to win books! And I also enjoyed reading everyone's comments over at Amy's.

  3. I've got At the Corner of Bitter and Sweet waiting for me as well. We might be reading it at the same time.

    One of my local bookstores offer the 11th book for free. They stamp the reader's club card to tally the purchases. :)

  4. Maisie Dobbs is one of my favorites and I have the newest one in the series waiting to be read. I am jealous of you getting At the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. That book looks wonderful! Lucky you--enjoy!

  5. Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet sounds so good. Hope you enjoy it!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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