24 January 2011

In My Mailbox

Welcome to my first installment of In My Mailbox.  I first saw this meme on Stacked, and it is hosted by Kristi (Another one who spells her name correctly!  ;) at The Story Siren.  In My Mailbox is a way to showcase books received for review, picked up from the library or purchased.  I am planning on doing this post every other Monday and highlight what I got the previous two weeks.


I am thrilled to say I actually received one title in the mail this past week, courtesy of LibraryThing Early Reviewers and HarperCollins.  666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce looks like a fun read for a debut paranormal book.

Also this past week I received two eBook galleys from NetGalley: Vegan Family Meals by Ann Gentry and Art of the Chicken Coop by Chris Gleason.  Both are slated for June release.


I seemed to have gone on a non-fiction bender this week, although I did end up with a couple fiction titles I had been wanting to read (or re-read as is the case).

American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen explains how "taste of place" can be so important in geographic cuisine.

My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm, A Cautionary Tale by Manny Howard.  This caught my eye after having read Farm City by Novella Carpenter.

Food Heroes: 16 Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition
by Georgia Pellegrini.  I love personal stories of a culinary slant, and this one will probably make me want to start growing mushrooms in my basement again.

Almost Perfect
by Brian Katcher.  The Stonewall Children's and Young Adults Award winner for 2011.  I just finished the EPUB on my Nook that I had checked out of the library a couple weeks ago, but wanted a copy again to review.

The Honey Trail: In Pursuit of Liquid Gold and Vanishing Bees
by Grace Pundyk.  Between stories of Colony Collapse Disorder in the news the last year and my own beekeeping class the previous spring, I had to pick this book up.

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning.  Final book of the Fever series that I have been anxiously awaiting.

Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces
by Gayla Trail.  This is Gayla's second book on microfarming (growing food in small, sometimes unconventional space) and her blog, You Grow Girl, is a great source of information and inspiration.


Nothing the last couple of weeks.  I do have a gift card burning a whole in my wallet though...

I would love hearing about what you are reading this week!


  1. Kristi, have you read THE DIRTY LIFE, by Kristin Kimball? I think you would love it as much as I did.

    I hadn't seen THE HONEY TRAIL and will take a look for it. I'd love to hear what you think of it.

    And in book trivia, did you know that Rowan Jacobsen, author of AMERICAN TERROIR also wrote a book on bees? I met him once when we were both in CA researching CCD. Truly nice guy.

    I just started THE TREES IN MY FOREST, by Bernd Heinrich and am reading Barbara O'Connor's HOW TO STEAL A DOG with the kids. So many books, so little time ...

    Loree Burns

  2. I LOVE the cover for 666 Park Ave. And I'm not usually a paranormal reader but that one looks pretty interesting.

  3. Loree: Those books will definitely go on my To-Read list.

    Kelly: The cover seemed a bit strange at the beginning for me, but actually fits the book well. My review of it will be going up next week.

  4. Awesome Haul! Thank you for sharing, I look forward to your reviews!

    New Follower!

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  5. @Moonlight Gleam: Thank you very much. You had a terrific haul this week also - Carrie Vaughn's Steel? Sweet!