In My Mailbox

Thank you as always to the wonderful Kristi at Story Siren who hosts this weekly meme that I just adore!  Kristi inspires me so much!  :)

Yesterday my hubby and I went to Best Buy to pick up a computer for our front office.  The store was extremely short-handed on help and while we knew what we wanted it took over an hour to get help with it.  While we waited I was looking around at the Flip Video cameras.  A couple friends of mine have them and I think they are super cool and I really wanted to have one before BEA this year.

Well…..  I guess I spent too much time looking at the Flip Video Cam because today I went back in their and purchased their package deal which was the camcorder, tripod, a carrying case and a cord that I have no idea what it does yet.  :)

AND I am telling you all of this because what I am offering up for my mailbox post tonight, my debut video on the flip video cam.  It’s pretty amateur as I do not know how to use my I Tunes music for background music choices so had to use what came with the cam.  (I had  a much better song in mind….).  Hopefully as time goes by I will become better at this – but for now I present to you, My Mailbox:

Ok…..LOL..  It is pretty cheesy but I decided to leave it so when I improve (ha ha) I will be able to look at this original one and laugh until pop comes out my nose.  Seriously.  :)

Here is what you seen in the above video:


From Ye Ol’ Library

I have really learned to appreciate my library these past few months!


Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson Purely blog love…. I seen it on a blog, I plugged it into my library wish list

Life Sentences by Laura Lippman I seen this book reviewed at Hannah’s blog, Word Lily and knew I wanted to read it.

Sent for Reviews

It is amazing to see all the different directions that review books come from…


God Never Blinks by Regina Brett with 3 to copies to giveaway!  YES!  That’s right – enter here for a chance to win! (Thank you to Hachette books for this one!)

Hush by Kate White was sent my way by HarperCollins

Read, Remember, Recommend, A Reading Journal For Book Lovers and Read, Remember, Recommend, For Teens are two exciting journals I can not wait to look more closely at!  I love to journal!  (Go figure, right?)  :)  Thank you to author Rachelle Knight and Sourcebooks for this opportunity!

The Wins:

Don’t you just love winning books?  I sure do!


Wake by Lisa McMann I won from Marce at Tea Time With Marce

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant I won from Michelle at A Reader’s Respite


There you have it.  My funky mailbox.  I am really excited to know what came this week in yours!

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Posted on March 21, 2010, in In The Mailbox and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Oh you had fun with your new camera!

    • You say that now Lisa….. after you watch my silly little videos you will say enough already….LOL :)

      I will try to control myself…. although I already have an idea for a morning meandering if only I could figure out how to put my own music in the background…

  2. What a great video. I have had my flip for about a year but I never thought of using it for a vlog. I just ordered the Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens because that looks like fun. Happy reading and movie making!

    • Thaks Kathy – you are really too kind :)

      Oh cool about the journal for teens, I think they are just super cool! I love that and will probably have them both reviewed in no time at all :)

  3. The music wasn’t bad at all. It took me along on the journey.

  4. Loved the video! Way better than what I would be able to do.

  5. I’ve drooled over the Flip cameras many a time as well. Haven’t succumbed yet, though. I’m sure you’ll learn your way around it (and editing) pretty quickly.

    Hope you enjoy Life Sentences!

  6. I read Lippman’s Life Sentences awhile ago and truly enjoyed it. God Never Blinks is a more recent review of mine and I found it to be an uplifting book.

    Congratulations on your wins. I have not won anything in quite some time.

    • Jennifer, I had a few months where I won nothing. In my early blogging days seems like I won something all the time…. now I am winning a few here and there and that is kind of fun :)

      I am excited to read Life Sentences!

  7. Oooh, I loved Suite Scarlett! Enjoy!

  8. I noticed this earlier, but had to postpone until I could really spend a few moments. Very enjoyable!

    Hey, I recognize that Reading Room! LOL

    And I think I saw a few of your “iconic” things, like mugs. Did I see a butter churn? We used to have one of those.

    But I digress…back to the books! I loved Life Sentences. Very compelling. I have the Kate White book heading my way. Suite Scarlett looks good, too.

    Oh, my…it would be great to have such a roomy Reading Room. My books are stacked here and there in my office, when they’ve graduated from the BIG TBR STACKS in my bedroom!

    But I think I know where they all are. LOL

    • LOL Laurel…. now I have to watch the video again to see the churn :) I love the old Red Wing crocks, a little thing I picked up from my moms love on antiques and I have several of the crocks in all sizes…. in my bedroom I use two large 20 gallon ones as nightstands with a round piece of glass over the tops…. but now I digress too…LOL

      I am impressed as well that you remember I call it the Reading Room. :)

  9. Awesome books!

    Here’s what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/03/in-my-mailbox-3-21-10-update.html
    I hope you have a great week!

    Laura from the Bookie Bunch

  10. I love Maureen Johnson, her books are always fun. Enjoy all your books :)

  11. Happy reading! My Mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  12. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your books :)

  13. That would be a mailbox I would love to visit! You really got some great books there. I hope you enjoy them all!

  14. I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy Reading! Here’s mymine

  15. Bought a box of books at Goodwill last week. A nice mix of historical fiction, children’s books, romances, and non-fiction.

  16. I recognize a piece of furniture or two in that vlog. It was great to see the rest of the room and all those books, glorious books. Personally, I think you did a wonderful job!

  17. Enjoy your new books and your new toy! I also got the reading journal and at first glance, it looks fun.

    –Anna

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