Sunday, March 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (3-20-11)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, hosted by The Story Siren. Each week, you post about what you purchased/won/borrowed/received. It's a great way to connect with other bloggers and see what everyone else is reading. This week, I purchased three new books. I had a bunch of Borders coupons and Borders Bucks, so I was able to get three new, hardcover books for only $20! Not too bad, huh?

Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (published March 1, 2011)

Synopsis: Hamilton, one of America's most recognized chefs, serves up a sharply crafted and unflinchingly honest memoir about the search for meaning and purpose and the people and places that shaped her journey. (From

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (published February 22, 2011)

Synopsis: A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. (From

(I've been wanting to read this book for almost a month now ... so excited that it finally came!)

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (published January 20, 2011)

Synopsis: The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much.But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected. (From

So, what did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. I am curious about The Weird Sister.
    I have seen it in Goodreads. But I have not found any review about it.
    I am looking forward to read your review about it.
    Happy reading
    In My Mailbox #8

  2. The Paris Wife and The Weird Sisters are very popular right now. I'd love to read both!
    Here's my It's Monday.