Morning Meanderings/In My Mailbox


Justin had to be to the airport to catch a flight back to Minneapolis this morning at 7 am….. we synchronized our cell phones to wake us up at 5 am.  I was able to use the navigation system on my phone for the first time ever and LOVE it!  I consider myself very directionally challenged and I don’t even drive Minneapolis for fear of getting lost.  This little gadget brought me right to the airport and back to the hotel with no panic by me.  LOVE it – and she talks to me and tells me where to turn!  I will call her Emily.  :)

So now…. I am back at the hotel and fully awake at 6:30 am.  Having COFFEE and chatting with the nice lady setting up breakfast.  Having missed out on In My Mailbox (kudos to Kristi at Story Siren for this gem of a meme!) that I usually post on Saturday evenings, thought I would add that to my early morning plan as a few books had come int he door before I left for Florida on Thursday morning.

College in a Nutskull I skimmed through the pages if this book when it came in and it looks like it could be a fun read!  The layout is kind of unique and looks like notebook paper.


The Missing Element by John L. Betcher.   With this book, I had pleasant email exchanges with the author and love the fact that this is a Minnesota author writing about a Minnesota mystery.


Conquering Mr. Darcy by Abigail ReynoldsWhen looking up this book, that does not release until August 2010, it has a different name on-line.  The book on-line is called To Conquer Mr. Darcy.  Either way interesting and this will by first Darcy book….

Disrupting Grace by Kristen Richburg This book intrigues me and disturbs me and I have not even opened it yet.  This is a true story of a family who adopted and had to relinquish the child because she just did not connect to them.  I am still unsure how I will feel about this book and I am hopeful that I read this with an open mind.

15 Good reasons Not To Go To Church by Michael Insalaco I enjoy books on church and theology and statistics.  I am looking forward to this read.


That’s my mailbox.  Not sure what our plan today is yet.  Just me and Brad now in Florida.  I need to look for something to do this afternoon, maybe we will fit a late afternoon show, and Hungry Howies pizza which Brad says has the best pizza around and you can choose a flavor for your crust.  Hmmmmm….. now I am intrigued.  :D

What was in your mailbox?

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Posted on April 18, 2010, in In The Mailbox, Meanderings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Interesting variety. I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. Happy reading!

  2. I love those Jane Austen sequels. Hadn’t heard about the one you mentioned. Here is my mailbox.

    http://readwithtea.blogspot.com

  3. Wow! I am so impressed about your cell phone navigation system. I should look into something like that! I’ve used the ones on cars…had a rental car in Seattle once, when we traveled there, and it definitely saved the day!

    Glad you’re having such a great time with your sons.

    I knew someone (back in my social work days) who adopted a child and wasn’t able to connect. Sometimes there are children who are so damaged that they cannot connect with anyone. A child who hasn’t bonded with anyone during that first year of life may never be able to get that back. Sometimes it can happen, though. But the adoptive parents often blame themselves, and most of the time it’s not anything they’re doing or not doing.

    What a book!

    Happy reading!

    • Laurel it came right on my phone – and my phone is nothing fancy. I had to pay either $3.99 to use it for 24 hours or $9.99 to use it for a month. I took the month.

      About that book Laurel – according to the book synopsis, that is true, there are many families who adopt and it does not always have the happy ending they were hoping for. I have a feeling it will be hard read for me because I am so sensitive to children in need – yet I know, this is a fact of life. Should be an interesting review no matter how I come out the other side! :)

  4. You had a nice mailbox! College in a Nutskull came from Workman – they own Algonquin Books – and it was a lot of fun!

  5. Well now I don’t feel so badly about finding Minneapolis hard to navigate! When we were there last summer, we were having trouble finding the hotel. Called them and the front desk lady couldn’t get us there because there are two streets with the same name and she couldn’t exactly figure out where we were!

  6. I like church books too. In fact I think I’m going to pick up Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth. Have you seen that one yet? I’ve read another one of her books and really enjoyed it. Can’t think of the name. Anyhoo, I’m going to add to my list your church book and Disrupting Grace (especially after the recent news story about the lady who put her adopted son on a plane back to Russia) Off I go!

  7. Boy, Disrupting Grace seems very timely, what with the family that sent that Russian child back on a plane just last week.
    Good job driving in a different city! I had to go from LA to San Diego once and couldn’t believe I made it out of LA!

    • I know, right about the book and the timing huh?

      I am pretty proud of my driving though…. a few years ago I would have never even considered making a trip like this. :)

  8. Conquering mr darcy, or to conquer mr darcy :) looks really interesting. Enjoy!

  9. Hope you really enjoyed your time with both your sons. Sounds like it was a wonderful time for you. :)

  10. Mr. Darcy looks like a nice read. Disrupting Grace will be interesting with the recent news story. Maybe it will shed some light onto what may have happened. Somehow I don’t think we will ever really know the truth about what happened there. I’m glad you enjoyed your time with the boys!

  11. Mailbox this week:
    ALPHATUDES by Michele Wahlder
    WHISPERED LIES by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
    THE QUEEN’S LADY by Barbara Kyle
    IMPATIENT WITH DESIRE by Gabrielle Burton

    Flea market finds:
    THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
    THE ART OF HENNA by Pamela Nichols. A Kit
    CHILDREN OF THE VILLAGE by Mary Russell Mitford published about 1881
    THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS ON A TOUR by Grace Brooks Hill, 1917

  12. Aha .. I’ve been seeing College in a Nutskull everywhere, and am curious to see how you find it! It does look funny!

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