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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 -- Jan 11, 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).

Purchased Books



  1. The Client by John Grisham
  2. Open Season by Linda Howard
  3. Copycat by Erica Spindler
  4. Night Sins by Tami Hoag
  5. Magic Hour by Susan Isaacs
  6. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  7. The Survivors Club by Lisa Gardner
  8. Lake News by Barbara Delinsky
  9. The Switch by Sandra Brown

I did go a little crazy when my cousin took me to a local bookstore. Mmm.. Racks and racks of books, how do you just walk out without buying a single book. Now, I intended to buy only two or three, max five. But eventually, I took out 9! Now I need to figure out a way to take these with me to VA, without exceeding my baggage limit. LOL!

See what others have bought over the last week!

Comments

Wrighty said…
Wow! Great choices!! I love every one of those authors. Enjoy them all!
Mary (Bookfan) said…
I read Breathing Lessons a looooong time ago. I think I liked it : )
Have a great week!
Kristen said…
I have the same problem at bookstores. LOL! Enjoy all your new books. :-)
bermudaonion said…
I think books are desperate for a good home, so they latch on to you when you walk into the bookstore. I love Anne Tyler's work. Enjoy!
Alayne said…
Haha fabulous list! Just one for me at The Crowded Leaf.
Marce said…
I'm a new follower just from those choices, 9 books, lol, you will paying extra for those..... Excitement will get us everytime.

Here is mine
http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday.html
Athira said…
Wrighty, glad you liked them! I can't wait to read them!

Kristen, hard to ignore the books, right?

bermudaonion, that makes me less guilty, LOL! Thanks!

Mary, Alayne, and MarceJ, thanks! :-)
Susan said…
I always go overboard at the bookstore, but there are worse thing to spend your money on, right?
Kara said…
What a nice haul of books!! This week is our library book sale...so I am hoping to get some good deals!!

Bookstores are dangerous!! LOL
Athira said…
Susan, you are so right!

Kara, waiting to see your list of books! :)