Monday, March 9, 2015

Mailbox Monday & GIVEAWAY Winner

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.


I got a short stack of books last week. But first, the GIVEAWAY winner of a copy of A Common Meal is Andrea Stoeckel from Syracuse, New York! Andrea won a new copy of A Common Meal: A Devotional and Practical Guide to Rice & Beans Month, published by Lahash International.

A Common Meal is a guide and companion for Rice & Beans month, a project where families or whole communities eat simple meals during the month of March (or during Lent) and send the money they save to help hungry families in Est Africa.  It is a program started in 2010 by Lahash International in partnership with local ministries in Africa.


Thanks to a swing through my favorite library friends' store, Booktique in Lake Oswego (a must for all Portland-area book lovers), where the weekly special was half off all trade paperbacks, I picked up four new mysteries:

The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson (Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel)

About the Author by John Colapinto (a clever looking mystery with a literary plot)

Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George (I'm working on gathering all of her Inspector Lynley books)

The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell (one of her stand alones)


  1. I have only read ONE of Elizabeth George's books.

    Have a great week...enjoy your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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