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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

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! :)