Mailbox Monday – October 26, 2009

mailboxMonday1Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page each Monday.

I found two pretty great books in my mailbox this week:

Superstress SolutionThe Superstress Solution by Roberta Lee, MD came to me from Caitlin at FSB Associates. Due for release in January 2010 through Random House, this non fiction book is all about how to identify the stressers in your life (including your own individual stress personality) and how to rebalance our bodies and resist stress. The press release reads: ‘We live on little sleep and exercise but a lot of work. We eat junk and processed foods on the run and fuel up with caffeine and sugar. We are chronically overcommitted, subjected to a 24/7 news cycle, and can’t take our eyes off our computers and PDAs. Is it any wonder that anxious is the new normal?‘ I don’t usually read self-help type books, but I jumped at the chance to get a copy of this book because lately I have been feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed. To learn more about the book (and find our YOUR stress personality), visit the dedicated website for the book.

NowAndThenNow & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan arrived from Harper Collins. I read Sheehan’s previous novel (Lost & Found) back in April 2008 and loved it (read my review). Her latest book once again features a dog…this time an Irish Wolfhound named Madigan. The back cover reads: ‘The past and present wrap around finely wrought characters who reveal the road home.’ If Now & Then is anything like Lost & Found, I have a feeling I will love it. Sheehan is a fiction writer and essayist, and also a practicing psychologist. Her bio says she is a “New Englander through and through” which may also explain my enjoyment of her work! You can learn more about Sheehan and her work by visiting the author’s website.

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  1. Now and Then looks really good! I just got offered that one, but I can’t remember if I said yes or not. 🙂 I’m trying to limit my review copies for a while till I get caught up.

    Have a great Monday!

  2. I’m a sucker for books with Dogs on the cover. I saw that one in the store I think…or somewhere and now I want it.

    Ok, happy reading.

  3. My friend has an Irish Wolfhound. I will have to get Now & Then for her. Happy reading!

    • Kathy on October 26, 2009 at 10:15

    Now and Then looks so good. I want to grab that dog on the cover and play with it.

  4. The stress book sounds good to me. I’m also (still) feeling completely overwhelmed. I’ll keep an eye out for your review!

    • Jenners on October 29, 2009 at 16:13

    Ummmm…I think I’ll have to read the Superstress Solution … sounds just a bit too like my life!

    • Liz on October 30, 2009 at 05:55

    I’d never heard of Finder Fox before seeing it on your site. I gave it a try — pretty cool! Does it have to be activated on sites, I’m assuming? I’m going to try it out on other sites later on. I love the cover of “Now & Then,” and the author’s name sounds really familiar. Not trying to win it — I’ll give it a look from the library. Ours is a house of cats, not dogs, though the girls and I are trying to convince my husband a cute, small dog would be a welcome addition. He’s just not biting, sadly. I have a book about animals, in terms of God and the face that he loves and cares for all he’s created. ( Animals in Heaven? “Catholics Want to Know!” It even talks about coping with the grief when we have to say goodbye to our beloved companions (a situation we faced several years ago — my girls took it hard). It’s got some great, heartwarming personal stories in there, too.

    • Wendy on October 31, 2009 at 08:15
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    Carrie: I know what you mean about trying to get caught up! I have been being pickier lately…but I couldn’t resist Sheehan’s book since I loved her previous novel.

    Serena: *laughs* I also pick up books just because there is a dog on the cover!

    Beth: They are great (funny) dogs!

    Kathy: *laughs* I agree!

    Avisannschild: I know what you mean – I keep thinking I’ll get LESS stressed. I’m hoping the book helps!

    Jenners: I am right there with you!

    Liz: Glad you are finding Finder Fox helpful. Yes, you have to add the widget to your site. We also have cats in our home 🙂 I love all animals, actually! Thanks for the book recommendation!

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