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Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is what I recieved in my mailbox this past week.




The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel
Thank you Caitlin from FSB Associates



From the flap:

In childhood, "LillyPad and Valpal" vow to form an exclusive two person club. Throught out the decads they wrote intimate letters on which they shared hopes, fears, deepest secrets-and recipes, from Lilly's Lovelorn Lasagna" to Valerie's "Forgiveness Tepenade". Readers can cook along as the girls travel throught time, facing the challenges of independence, the joys and heartbreaks of first love; nand the emotional complexities of family relatationships, identity morality, and goals deferred.

But no matter what different paths they took or what misunderstandings threatened to break them apart, Lilly and Val always found their way back together through their Recipe Club. Until the fateful day when the act of kindness becomes a unforgiveable bet…

Anita Diamant New Fiction

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Check out my blog at Books, Bagel, and Schmooze to read more about Day after Night by Anita Diamant. Publishing date is September 8,2009.

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Meme

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The Book Blogging Appreciation Week Meme has it own site this year. On the site it asks the questions if you participated last year. What was the highlight of BBAW. What new blog did you find because of BBAW? What tips would you give to new bloggers? My answers are below:

The highlight of BBAW was that I received so much traffic on my blog. I just started blogging only a few months ago. I did not have many other bloggers coming to my blog at that time,this was perfect timing.

I was having a giveaway but there was not enough traffic coming. But, because of BBAW, there was so much publicity about all the giveaway this improved my giveaway.
Then I was able to get more traffic on my blog because of the giveaway.

I had met so many bloggers and new and old because of BBAW. Because of Amy there is fellowship in the book blogging community. There are bloggers I would have never met over cyberspace.

There are so many new blogs I discovered I can't name just one I discovered.

The only ti…

Mailbox Monday

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Here is the books that came in my mailbox this past week. Thank you Marcia from The Printed Page.

Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin. Thank you Random House. I look forward to reading this.

City of Refuge by Tom Piazza. Courtesy of Book Club Girl

Not many books this time but it does give me time to recuperate from the many books that come into my house every week. Oh, no a few more came today.
What came in your mailbox this past week?

Dog Days of Summer Post

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The Art of Racing in the Rain is my book pick for The Dog Days of Summer at Literate Housewife. I would like to thank Jennifer for hosting. This was great fun.

During the event we were to send in a picture of our dog for Dog Days of Summer. Unfortunately I was unable to get it to Jennifer on time. Instead I will post a picture of my cute little dog, Nachat. He's name means Joy in hebrew.







The Art of Racing in the Rain
By Garth Stein

There are only a few main character's in the book, The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Enzo is the dog, and then there is he's master Denny. There is Eve, soon to become wife, and mother. Then there is his soon to be made family, he's daughter, Zoe.

The book opens with Denny and Enzo being single and the bestest(mispelled on purpose) of friends, man's best friend. Enzo wants to be human. This is the story about a dog that thinks he's human.

He and Denny share the love of car racing. Denny's occupation is car racing. He is constantly on …

Mailbox Monday

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Thank you Marcia for hosting, Mailbox Monday. If you would like to join in, write a comment on Marcia's blog The Printed Page. Then blog about the books you recieved in your mail box or bought from where ever.

Here is the books I recieved this past week. The mail man just seemed to be coming constantly this week. I assume this is how it is slow for the publishers for the summer, then picks up in the early fall and publicists are scrambling to ge the word out. Because I recieved so many books I can't count.

Here is my list:


The Shortest Distance Between Two Women by Kris Radish

A Better View of Paradise by Randy Sue Coburn

The two above books look like beach reads. But the rest of my batch seem like they would be rather intense. To find out what other books I recieved in my Mailbox you will have to come and visit Jewish Mailbox Monday at Bagels, Books and Schmooze

Public Speaking

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I am back in school. I am taking only three classes, but it is intense. I am taking Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, Public Speaking, and Math.
This may not seem so intimidating to you. But, I don't like speaking in front of the class, period. We have to prepare for a class for speech.

For those of you that like to be front and center. This is just the class for you.
But for me to speak in front of 20 young students. It is hard for someone that is middle age. Making a fool of myself with people that are mainly my son's age.
We have to do four types of delivery of speech. For one minute, I have to memorize something. For 30 seconds have to read a piece. Then the 3rd is prepare something and allowed to use notes. The last is something that is spontenous that the teacher knows. I am terrified.

It would not be so terrible if I was not taking the classses I am taking A/P and Math. Have not been in a math class for over 20 years. I just have to get over my jitters and stop stre…

This is Where I leave You

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Jonatha Tropper
This Is Where I Leave You

I am reading, reviewing and posting on my Jewish blog. It is hilarious. You can visit me at Bagels, Books and Schmooze. Also Marie, my blogging friend at The Boston Bibliophile wrote a review as well.

I will tell you I absolutely loved it if you can overlook the language and the sexual content you will love it too.

You can also read a review by my blogging friend, Marie The Boston Bibliophile

Benny and Shrimp

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Beeny and Shrimp
By Katarina Mazetti

Benny and Shrimp is written by a Swedish author, and is a international bestseller.
The book opens up with both man ad woman middle aged and lonely and meet each other. Both are looking for companionship.

Benny is a middle aged dairy farmer, on his parent's farm. He is very old fashioned in his ways. He is messy, disorganized. He's parent's farm still has his mother's cross stich hanging on the walls.

Where Benny aka Shrimp is a librarian, she is a widow and childless. she lost her husband about 5 years ago. He was hit by a truck.

They both live in Sweden amd meet each other at the cemetery bench. They both are sitting at the cemetery bench, and visit daily. They become attracted to each other. One day Benny asks to eat lunch with her.

They are totally opposite of each other. She is cultured, a book worm, and her looks of a librarian.

Benny is stuck in a time warp of his parent's home of the 1950's. A old home that sur…

Mailbox Monday

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I am excited about what came in my mailbox this past Monday. Thank you Marcia for hosting. This is what came into my mailbox this past week.

Delia By India Edgehill

I am looking forward to this one. This is biblical fiction about you quessed it about Delilah. I have read her previous novel a few years ago called Queen Maker. It was a good read.

Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

Saw this one at Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago. Read the flap cover and looks very good. Can't wait to read these.

I did break down to read a fun read that was a hot seller last year. It came out in paperback. I am looking forward to this one. This year I don't normally read chick-lit books but said, Why not. This is the book that I broke down and bought.

Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello

What did you get in your mailbox this past week??

Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. She has been hosting Mailbox Monday before I started blogging a year ago. I would like to thank her. I enjoy reading other bloggers and readers books that come in the mailbox. I am excited about the books that came to me this week.

I am fortunate a smaller mountain arrived this week( joke between my son and myself). My house has been taken over by thes mountains of books. Luckily it seems to have slowed down a bit. Thank goodness.

When I pass away they will never find me because they will have to rent a crane just to dig to get to me. It is pretty bad. All kidding aside, I have to stop taking review copies. I am so flattered when publicists send me books. I don't know what the N-O word is.

This is what I recieved this past week:

The Condition by Jennifer Haigh

Thank you Book Club Girl for a copy and hosted Blog Talk Radio each month. I have been wanting to read this one since it came out. I read Mrs. Kimble her first and it…

Happy Birthday David

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I would like to wish my son, David a happy birthday he was nineteen yesterday. We celebrated his birthday( my friends, and my parents)at his favorite restaurant, Asian Fusion.



It is a oriental restaurant that serves Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai etc. Of course they serve Sushi. My son loves the Sushi. It took me a long time to get accustommed to the taste. But now I am used to eating it.



David had sushi, called the Godzilla roll. I wish I took a picture of the presention. It was so beautiful. It looked like a lizard. My girlfriend, Gayle and I shared a California Roll. It was very good, clumsy me I am just learning to use chopsticks. I did ok for a novice of a year. Still can't get the fingers right.



The dinner was so yummy. I always try to have something different. I could not decide on a thai dish. I went with Chinese, so original right. But it was still awesome. It still had a spice to it, but could not tell you what.




My friends, Gayle and Amy had a Thai dish. They h…

David Enlisted In The Navy

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This will be probably the last year I will be able to celebrate my son, David's B-day. He joined the navy last month. Many young men and women have to wait aout a year to be sent to boot camp. David, has signed up to work on the Submarines. That was not his first choice. The classifier, pressured him to make a choice now.

I am writing this to help othe recruitees and their parents have some knowledge about the recruiting process in the military. The do's and don'ts.

I am focusing on the navy because that is what I have experience in. The Navy is about education. The army is career oriented.

Decide which of the armed forces would be the best choice. There is the Army, Navy, Marines, Air force. There are many jobs but they vary by which branch of the armed forces you pick.

The Army has the most numerous jobs. The Navy enforces education. The Air Force I am told is the most cushioniest jobs out there. Marines is one of the hardest. You have to be cut out for real pressu…

Help!!, Frustrated and Confused

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Anyone from the book blogging ocmmunity that uses blogger I can use your help.
Sometimes when I am using my blog I feel helpless, frustrated and confused. I see other bloggers use blogger and they are able to do what I seem not to be able to.

For example, when I am posting pictures on my blog. I want it a certain way. But the system on blogger doesn't allow me to. But, I see that other blogger users are able to have pictures on their blog at strategic sites. When I do it is only appears on the top of my blog post. I can't seem to get it to do it at certain parts of my blog when I talking about something. Many times I had to post two times one with pictures and the other with my writting post with the same topic. Sounds stupid, doesn't it.

Another thing if I am writting, then realize while I am writing that I should have used quotes I realize that I need to start over. Blogger won't allow. I have to start over my entire post. Blogger won't allow me to start ov…

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. She has been hosted this event before I started blogging a year ago. I would like to thank her. I enjoy reading other bloggers and readers books that come in the mailbox. I am excited about the books that came to me this week.

I am fortunate a smaller mountain arrived this week( joke between my son and myself). My house has been taken over by thes mountains of books. Luckily it seems to have slowed down a bit. Thank goodness.

When I pass away they will never find me because my books will hide my body. It is pretty bad. All kidding aside, I have to stop taking review copies. I am so flattered when publicists send me books. I don't know what the N-O word is.

This is what I recieved this past week:

The Condition by Jennifer Haigh

Thank you Book Club Girl for a copy and hosted Blog Talk Radio each month. I have been wanting to read this one since it came out. I read Mrs. Kimble her first and it was marvelous.

The Seamstress by …