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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Mailbox Monday -- Feb 01, 2010

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This meme is hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

I've decided to do this meme only once a month. I did post once in the second week of January, which can be found here. In addition, I received the below books this month:




  1. Going with Gabriel by John Grisham (Goodreads FirstReads program)
  2. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (Giveaway @ A Bookish Way of Life)
  3. Jumping off Swings by Jo Knowles (Giveaway @ A Bookish Way of Life)
See what others have bought over the last week!

Comments

The Lace Reader was good; hope u enjoy it!
Jumping Off Swings looks SO amazing, I've been dying to read it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it!
bermudaonion said…
Lots of great wins! I hope you enjoy them all!
DCMetroreader said…
Nice assortment of books. Congrats on the wins!
Congratulations on the wins! Enjoy them all!
Kaye said…
wow, you had some great luck. I've had The Lace Reader on the wish list for a while now. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

My MM is here Have a good week and happy reading!
Kristen said…
Jumping Off Swings looks really good. Enjoy your new books!
Tales of Whimsy said…
Coool. Can't wait for the review ;)
Alayne said…
Nice books. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Anonymous said…
The Lace Reader has been calling my name for quite some time now. I suspect I'll have to buy it!