Monday, August 13, 2012

Mailbox Monday -- August 13th!



Welcome to Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Jennifer at Five Minutes for Books. Below are the books that I received last week:

1) Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill. Meet the Harcourts of Chevy Chase, Maryland. A respectable middle-class, middle-age, mixed-race couple, Harold and Forsythia have four eminently marriageable daughters—or so their mother believes. Forsythia named her girls after Windsor royals in the hopes that one day each would find her true prince. But princes are far from the mind of their second-born daughter, Elizabeth (AKA Bliss), who, in the aftermath of a messy divorce, has moved back home and thrown herself into earning her PhD.

All that changes when a reality television show called The Virgin takes Bliss’s younger sister Diana as its star. Though she fights it at first, Bliss can’t help but be drawn into the romantic drama that ensues, forcing her to reconsider everything she thought she knew about love, her family, and herself. Fresh and engaging,Imperfect Bliss is a wickedly funny take on the ways that courtship and love have changed—even as they’ve stayed the same.

(Thanks to the super-generous publisher who sent me a duplicate copy).

2) The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner.  Publisher's Summary. Actors aren’t the only ones trying to make it in Hollywood.…At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders left her childhood home in Massachusetts and headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to make it as a screenwriter. Six years later, she hits the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote,The Next Best Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie’s going to be the showrunner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials.

Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider’s ear for writer’s room showdowns and an eye for bad backstage behavior and set politics, Jennifer Weiner’s new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, a heartfelt story about what it’s like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.

Thanks to the publisher!

22 comments:

  1. The Next Best Thing is one of the next books to read!

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  2. I received both of these and I can't wait to read them! I hope you enjoy them.

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  3. I haven't read either, but Bliss sounds really good.

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  4. I have seen the Jennifer Weiner book quite a bit and will be waiting to see the reviews so see if it goes on my tbr list. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. Cool A Weiner book :) Happy reading!

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  6. ENJOY!!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/08/mailbox-monday-813.html

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  7. I loved The Next Best Thing...and Imperfect Bliss sounds great. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. They both sound good. Hope you enjoy them!

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  9. Ooooh, good books! I love Jennifer Weiner! I can't wait to hear what you think of this book. Enjoy!

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  10. I've heard good things about Jennifer Weiner's books (and even own one) but haven't read any yet.

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  11. They both look good - I'll watch for your reviews!

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  12. Idk if my previous comment went through my bad if a duplicate but I had said you got sent some great reading

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  13. The Next Best Thing looks really good. I've been meaning to read something by that author but haven't done it yet. Happy reading!

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  14. Both are new-to-me, but sound fantastic! Hope you enjoy them. :)
    My MM Post

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  15. The Next Best Thing sounds like a good read!

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  16. I really enjoyed Imperfect Bliss and ned to get to the review on it. Hope you enjoy it too.

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  17. I have yet to read a Jennifer Weiner book. I hope you enjoy both your books!

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  18. I have The Next Best Thing in my tbr pile. I usually enjoy Weiner's books so I am looking forward to reading it!

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