The Mailbox Post

When I was getting ready to do this post I realized that we are into the second week of September already. I am not sure what its like every where else but the weather is changing here. Its getting a little cooler but honestly I am liking this cool fall like weather.

I have to admit I am not a summer person and I have been like this my whole life. I don’t like heat and humidity of the summers. This summer was terrible for me because of the asthma and I seemed to have felt it more so this year then other years. Thankfully we have air conditioning in the house.

If you are a reader of this blog you already know the host of Mailbox Monday but this month Mailbox Monday is making a pit stop for the remainder of the month at Bermudaonion’s aka Kathy’s blog. So make sure you stop over there to see what she and others got this past week in the mail.

This week I only got three books for review and they are:
Charlie Can’t Fly The Story of a bookworm birdie by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Keith Bendis

Too Much Stuff by Robert Munsch Illustrations by Michael Martchenko (This also came with a button)

The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken (I am really looking forward to this one because there are recipes in this one. I am always looking forward to trying new things so this came at the perfect time.)

**I should have the reviews up for both those picture books this week.**

-Monster High by Lisi Harrison
-Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
-The Haunted by Jessica Verday (book 2 in the series)
-Firelight by Sophie Jordan
-Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (I have been waiting for this to come out in paperback since seeing her at BEA)
-Not that Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
-Beastly by Alex Flinn
-A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

I just noticed from this picture that my trade paperbacks are banged up on the tops and bottoms. This is really a pet peeve of mine. Had I noticed them in the store I might not have picked them up. Does this bother anyone else?

I didn’t download anything.

So this is what came to my door, what about you?

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  1. Cindy, I had to laugh when you said you were looking forward to the I Hate to Cook Cookbook – you are one of the best cooks I know – so does this mean its all an act?

    As for banged up books – I have gotten brand, new books that arrived banged up from Canada Post – that bothers me – but if they are second hand books it really does not bug me. As long as there are no loose pages – which is something that does bug.

  2. Tina ah thanks for the comment although you never tried anything I made LOL but I was really excited because there was recipes in the book which means new ways to make stuff. Nope its not an act!

    These are new books Tina from Chapters. I didn’t notice them when I bought then it was only when I took the picture. As for second hand books I am kinda of picky. I can’t have a book with a cracked spine.

  3. I LOVED Paranormalcy, I hope you enjoy it to ^^
    And yes damaged books bothers me A LOT, It’s funny becasue I actually talked about it In My Mailbox vlog this week lol

  4. Tina – I wanted to assassinate my new Postman (also from Post Canada) this weak. He knocked on my door and THREW My books on the door (I heard the bang because I reached the door) and he ran off before I could yell at him -.-

  5. Calvin Can’t Fly looks like a good one. I just read Not That Kind of Girl and liked it a lot – I think you will too.

    I’m like you – I like my books to be pristine when I get them.

    After Tina’s comment, I’m wondering why you don’t write more cooking posts.

  6. Um that is a big YES, banged up books drive me crazy.

    Great books this week. You have some great reading ahead of you. Have a great week.

  7. I think I read that Robert Munsch book as a kid. Loved that series.

    I don’t like banged up books if they’re suppose to be brand new. There was even a book from that I’ve gotten, and I can’t say I was impressed with how it looked; one of its corners got smushed, as if it was dropped before I got it. Just like Tina, if the books in question are used books, it’s expected and doesn’t bother me as much.

    Oh, and I don’t like cracked spines either, for new or used books. Remember that Showalter book from the Dorval sale? yeah. . .

    Enjoy your books!

  8. Enjoy your new books, that’s quite a stack. Happy Reading!

  9. Love the Robert Munsch book! And yes, if I buy new books I make sure they are not banged up, I like them spiffin’ brand new. But if I buy the book used, it does not bother me as much.

  10. I’ve been wanting to read the I Hate to Cook Cookbook. I love to cook, but I think this one will be great for the commentary!

  11. I loved reading The I Hate to Cook Book as much for the author’s wit as for the recipes. Enjoy!

  12. Looks like you got some great books! Happy reading!

  13. I Hate To Cook Cookbook seems like a book I would like. I like to cook but I want it to be quick and easy and to taste good. I drag my books all over the place so they end up rather banged up anyway.

  14. Nice set of books! Great reads and enjoy!

    PK Reeves
    Aisle B

  15. Hey I recognize some of those books! I like the cookbook too.

    That goes for me too – I can’t stand it when my new books look used. The thing is that the last time I went book shopping (as it happens, with you, Cindy) I couldn’t find the book I wanted un-banged up. They all looked as if they’d been read. Now that was annoying. I hope you enjoy your books anyway!

  16. Lots of great stuff came in that mailbox. A few things I have as well. Enjoy!

  17. I hate buying new books that are banged up too, but I’m happy to buy secondhand books as long as the covers are not bent. I hate bent covers!

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