Monday, January 1, 2018

Mailbox Monday - Happy New Year!


Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

Happy new year, everyone! I pray you all had a safe and fun time last night. I hung out at home and accomplished what I wanted to: signing up for a few reading challenges for The Book Connection, putting my TBR pile spreadsheet in order and updating it with the new books, signing up for STORYSTORM 2018, and contemplating my personal, real estate and writing goals for 2018.

Nothing new in my mailbox, but I downloaded a few Kindle freebies (as if I need more of those).


Trouble, the Sherlock of black cat detective, finds himself in Turnout, MS on Christmas Eve. Teddy Adamson, that heart breaker, has just walked back into Billie Dean Bailey’s life. But more dire happenings are going on under the mistletoe. Who ends up dead and why? Was it the maraschino cherries in the Tizzington sisters’ fruit compote? Or was it something more sinister? Find out in this short story of Trouble’s latest escapade in the Familiar Legacy Mystery Series.


Golden Scroll Award, Book for the Year—CAN Book of the Year

Regardless of the storms of trials, temptations, worry, uncertainty, or regrets that you're facing, you can find peace in all kinds of weather. These short devotions will increase your faith and trust in God, allowing you to experience the peace you desire. Its conversational style, personal testimonies, practical illustrations, and solid biblical teaching provide the tools you need to overcome the devastating effects of worry.

When worry strikes, find strength and reassurance in God's arms.


The perfect follow-up to The Last Week, Borg and Crossan's The First Christmas is an account of the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Borg and Crossan focus on discovering the actual literary story that the Gospels tell. Borg and Crossan feel that history has biased our readings of these texts; we are all so familiar with the nativity story that we don't really hear it anymore. The First Christmas will help us see the nativity story afresh and be able to appreciate the powerful message the Gospels contain.

I'm looking forward to a relaxing day at home before we are all back to our schedules tomorrow. Hope you have a blessed day.

14 comments:

  1. ENJOY!!!

    I like the cover on Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries.

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  2. I am now curious about Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Appreciate the visit, Laurel. Have a great week.

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  3. Love those kindle freebies! Happy New Year, Cheryl!

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    1. I have a love-hate relationship with them, Mary. Love them, but hate that I don't get to read a lot of them. Definitely tamed my indulging this past year.

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  4. Hi Cheryl,

    I have stopped visiting NetGalley for any other reasons than to either post a review to my account, or order a Kindle download for a book I have agreed to review.

    Even though I still check the listings daily, I now only enter a Goodreads Giveaway competition for books I REALLY want to read, rather than all those 'nice to have' titles.

    However... those Amazon freebies and cheapies are another matter. You see, it's like this .... My 86 year old mother-in-law has a Kindle, which my hubbie linked to the same account as my own, so now every time she orders a book from Amazon and she does almost every day, the book is automatically downloaded to both Kindles. Consequently I shall never be short of a book to read ever again, as I am up to 260 titles and counting!

    Love-hate relationship sums that little can of worms up nicely!

    Thanks for sharing, have a very Happy New Year and enjoy your 2018 reading year :)

    Yvonne

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    1. Sounds like quite a dilemma, Yvonne. I just added up my freebies and they are 528--some I've read, but not as many as I should have. I'm going to work on taking care of that this year. No way I'll catch up, but even if I check a few off the list I'll sleep better at night.

      Happy new year! Here's to lots of reading in 2018.

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  5. Trouble Under the Mistletoe looks fun. Happy New Year!

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    1. It's a short one, too, so I might actually read that one soon.

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  6. I was able to pick up Trouble Under the Mistletoe - thanks for the tip.
    I hope to sign up for some challenges in the next couple of days.
    I hope your year is blessed in work, home and reading!

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    1. Challenges are fun. I rarely meet my goals on those because I am so far behind. One day life will slow down. Good luck with the challenges you choose. I'll have to swing by your blog later this week and see what you decided to do.

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  7. Looks like you have some reading ahead of you. Enjoy and Happy New Year.

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    1. That I do. Happy new year, Serena.

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