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Mailbox Monday – December 29, 2008

mailboxmonday A new year is just around the corner…and I am quickly creating new stacks of books to read. Here is what arrived in my mailbox this week:

help The Help, by Kathryn Stockett arrived from Matthew Boyd,  Marketing Coordinator for the Penguin Group. When Matthew asked me if I wanted an Advance Reader’s Edition of this debut novel, I jumped at the chance. The Help is a southern novel and is described on the flap as follows: ‘Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter, a new graduate of Ole Miss, who returns home to find that her beloved maid has disappeared; Abileen, a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child; and Minny, Abileen’s best friend, perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. Seemingly as different as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? For what? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.‘ Doesn’t that sound great? The Help is due for release in February.

everyoneisbeautiful Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center came to me from Laura Ford at Random House (Ballantine Books).  Earlier this year I read Center’s first book and loved it (read my review), so when Laura asked it I’d like an Advance Reader’s Edition of this book I jumped at the chance. Everyone is Beautiful will be released mid-February 2009.

Visit Marcia’s Mailbox Monday post for today to leave a link to YOUR postal arrivals and see what other people got in their mailboxes this week.


  1. December 29, 2008    

    I have the Help too. I haven’t read anything by Katherince Center though.

  2. December 29, 2008    

    I have The Help too. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve heard it’s good.

  3. December 29, 2008    

    Hi–I’m new to Mailbox Mondays and was checking out all the posts. Sounds like you got two great new books to check out. I’m new to book blogging but I hope to get Advanced Reader Copies someday! Neat blog!

  4. December 29, 2008    

    Love the cover of Everyone is Beautiful! I’ve got The Help on my tbr pile. Here’s my Mailbox!

    🙂 Wendi

  5. December 31, 2008    

    Alyce: Katherine Center is a really fun writer…this is her second book.

    Kathy: I’m really looking forward to reading The Help.

    Jenners: Thanks! The key to getting early review books is to make sure you read and review them right away when you first start getting them…there are a lot of opportunities to get these!

    Wendi: It is a neat cover, isn’t it? I’ll stop by and check out your books today!

  6. December 31, 2008    

    I’m really looking forward to reading The Help as well!

  7. December 31, 2008    

    Thank you for stopping by the ‘mailbox’ this week. I had the pleasure of reading ‘Everyone is Beautiful’ earlier this year and really liked it. Her first book is loaded on my Kindle and ready to go for the eBook challenge.

    Happy New Year!

  8. January 4, 2009    

    Tara: It looks good, doesn’t it?

    Marcia: Glad to hear you liked Center’s new novel…I’m looking forward to reading it!

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