A Girl and Her Books started Mailbox Monday as a way for us to share about books that we've received over the week. It's on tour, and the April host is Passages to the Past.
Tell me what you think!
These are all review books that I received:
The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs -- a novel about a mother and daughter is usually a sure bet for me. This one deals with a daughter going off to college, which is going to be happening around here in just 5 years -- sooner than I know it.
The Complete Visual Bible -- I received this unsolicited from a PR firm. It's set up sort of like a dictionary, but instead of it being alphabetical, it's set up by each book of the Bible with specific items clarified with text and pictures. The pictures are paintings, photos, maps and drawings. This is a great resource for personal Bible study or teaching that I can't wait to use.
From that same firm, I also received REGGIE: You Can't Change Your Past, but You Can Change Your Future, which seems like an inspirational story of overcoming.
Jen Rouse, a blogger friend of mine, wrote to tell me about a book of essays including one of hers. Just Moms: Conveying Justice in an Unjust World looks like a great book to turn to glean advice from other moms. I'll be reviewing it on 5 Minutes for Books.
From Harper Collins Children's, I received Pony Scouts: Back in the Saddle (I Can Read Book 2) -- Does the horse craze really start that young?
Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later -- came in a hot pink bubble mailer (I love it when the mailing has some sort of fun tie-in). For some reason I started listening to it right away.
I always try to remember to check out the free audiobook that is available each month at Christianaudio.com. April is offering Corrie ten Boone's The Hiding Place, so I downloaded that. The narrator sounds great. This will be a great way to revisit this story and perhaps to introduce it to my daughter.
Gotta keep reading!!
I published the following reviews over the last couple of weeks at 5 Minutes for Books:
Amazing Cows -- a book by Sandra Boynton for older kids. Loved it!
This Child, Every Child -- a picture book about children around the world. There's a giveaway that's live right now, and people's response to this title has surprised me a little.
My post about Audiobooks and Errands has a giveaway for Sean and Leigh Anne's Tuohy's book (of The Blind Side fame).