Monday, December 7, 2009

Mailbox Monday-- December 7th!

Thanks to host Marcia at The Printed Page I'm participating in the Mailbox Monday round up. This week I received the following advance review copies:

1) Strictly Sundays by Joe Fitzpatrick: Product Description. Strictly Sundays is a special occasion cookbook designed for and by a family chef. Joe Fitzpatrick has been working wonders in the kitchen and on the grill for decades – now you can too. Serve real food that fills the belly, satisfies the soul and wins the day. Any day. Not just Sunday.

Thanks to the author.

2) You're Not Going Crazy You're Just Waking Up! by Dr. Michael Mirdad. Amazon Product Description.
This book explains why the challenges in your life (and in your heart) may make you feel as though you are going crazy. The Five Stages of the Soul Transformation Process guides you through such challenges and leads you to the light at the end of the tunnel; wherein you gain a new perspective of your life, yourself, and your purpose. The soul transformation process includes: dismantling, emptiness, disorientation, re-building, and a new life. This process assists you in rising to new levels of spiritual mastery where you become an active participant in re-building a new life, a life that resonates with your highest good. Forward written by Gary Renard, author of, The Disappearance of the Universe.

Thanks to the Publisher.

3) The Hollow by Jessica Verday. Amazon Product Description. When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead?and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster.

4) Seven by Jacqueline Leo. Publisher's Summary. What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.


1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.

2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.

3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?

4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.

5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.

6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.

7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.
Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group.


  1. You have a great line up of books there. Seven sounds especially interesting, I think I'll go put it on my wish list! Thanks! The Hollow sounds like it is good too.

  2. Strictly Sundays sounds like a great cookbook.
    Have a great week!

  3. Seven sounds like an interesting book. Happy reading!

  4. Oh great mailbox as usual :D
    I have heard good things about Hollow

  5. They all sound interesting--especially the last one!

  6. The Hollow sounds interesting. Enjoy your books!

  7. The Hollow sounds very suspenseful. I always enjoy new cookbooks too. Enjoy all your new books!

  8. The Hollow sounds intriguing. I've not heard of it before. Great mailbox! :) Happy reading!

  9. 7 is my favourite number I think I will read that just because, glad you put so much info on it, thank you.

  10. Strictly Sundays looks good. Of course, I need a Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, etc. Actually, come to think of it, I just need a cook. LOL!

  11. "The Hallow" caught my eye right away. I'm looking forward to your thoughts. Enjoy your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  12. I'd love a copy of Seven! That sort of book always grabs my attention!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog - it was lovely to see you there!