In My Mailbox/Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox and Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme where you get to share the contents of your mailbox with your readers.

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi and Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia. You can check out what they and other got by going to their blogs. If you haven’t already done so that you should be reading their blogs.

This is what came to my door last week. It was a quiet week which was really nice because I was sick.

The Spice Kitchen: Everyday Cooking with Organic Spices bySara Engram and Katie Luber

PUB DATE: October 20, 2009

The Spice Kitchen offers more than one hundred delicious recipes for using herbs and spices to add vibrant flavors to your food at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any time in between. From Spiced Yogurt and Granola Parfaits, to Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon-Balsamic Vinaigrette, Spiced Guacamole, Tarragon Chicken Potpie, Clove Spiced Caramel Corn, and more, this exciting cookbook is full of inventive recipes, information, and tips for using herbs and spices. Best of all, the recipes are easy and fuss free–a must for busy home cooks who want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the family table. And with dozens of full-color photographs and illustrations, The Spice Kitchen is as beautiful as it is practical.

The Spice Kitchen changes everything, using herbs and spices to add special twists to favorite family recipes, from macaroni and cheese, to burgers, chicken salad, deviled eggs, and much more. It’s the only all-purpose cookbook for spicing up everyday meals. Not just exotic extras, spices from around the world make it easier–and much more fun–to turn out delicious and healthy food. The simple but flavorful recipes and ideas in The Spice Kitchen will make old family favorites new again–and bring everyone to the table.

White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner
PUB DATE: October 6th, 2009

This is for a Random House Tour

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.

Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else.

Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away.

Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other?

And finally the book I am super excited to read (I actually danced around when I opened the package) and have been waiting patiently for it:

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
PUB DATE: October 13th, 2009

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


This is what came to my door what did you get?

copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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  1. The Spice Kitchen looks great! I’m totally jealous!

  2. You are lucky snagging another cookbook! The Spice Kitchen looks so good!

  3. Hush Hush is one I wanna read too!

  4. The Spice Kitchen sounds fabulous! How did you get that one?

  5. Love your Halloween themed blog!!!!

    That Spice book sounds really interesting. Are there any tea recipes in there?

    Can you bring it at our meetup? I would love to take a look at the inside 🙂 Thank you!!!

    See you Sunday.

  6. Hi Cindy, the description of Hush Hush seems liks what I’ve been seeing lately – take a general template of Twilight, but exchange vampires for werewolves/angels/zombies/etc. It is as though I can imagine the pitches for all these books as “Think Twilight with insert different mythical entity here.” I don’t mean to minimize the efforts of those authors to write those books, but comparisons are inevitable.

  7. Oh can I second Tina’s request? I’d love to see the book too!

  8. The Spice Kitchen sounds good. I LOVE cookbooks, especially during this time of year. Enjoy Cindy

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