Morning Meanderings… The Books That Arrived The Last Three Weeks!


Have I mentioned how good it is to be home?

I have been back two full days now and I seriously do not even want to stick a toe out the door.  My sleep patterns are off, I am wiped out by 7 pm, but if I go to bed I am awake by 4 am…much my hours of sleep in Florida.  If you missed what I was doing in Florida that kept the odd hours, I posted about that yesterday.

Today, as promised I am posting about the book mail that came into my home during the past three weeks:


Yup.  It is a crazy pile.  However before you panic for me… the left row is all audio.  A few of the books in the middle and to the right are purchased by me.  Some are for release in 2015.

Here is a better breakdown:


The audio tower.  From top to bottom we have:

Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe by Gordon McAlpine

Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – YA adaption (it’s true I still have not read this one)

On The Road with Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke

Althea and Oliver by Crista Moracho

Christ Actually by James Carroll

Hand To Mouth by Linda Tirado

The Color Of Water by James McBride

The Republic Of Imagination by Azar Nafisa

How We Get To Now by Steven Johnson

LOVE Without Limits by Nick Vujicic




Now the books from left (top to bottom) to right (top to bottom):


The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Jack and Louisa Act 1 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead

Dirty Chick by Antonia Murphy

The Look Of Love by Sarah Jio

Lost and Found by Brooke Davis

Passing Through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby

The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

The Unexpected Waltz by Kim Wright

Play On by Mick Fleetwood

Napoleon by Andrew Roberts

Girl In The Arena by Lisa Haines (purchased by me)

The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble (purchased by me)

One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis

Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner

Myths and Mysteries Of New York by Fran Capo (purchased by me)

Careless People by Sarah Churchwell (purchased by me)

The Finisher by David Baldacci

The Escape by David Baldacci

The Olive Tree by Marston/Ewart


My Sunday is unfortunately not just hanging at home, warm and cozy with books.  After church this morning a group of us are decorating the library for Christmas.  It is a potluck event so I am making wild rice meatballs and pickle butts.  The pickle butts recipe is going up here later today.  It is easy and tasty!  🙂

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on November 23, 2014, in Meanderings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. Wow! Those should keep you busy for a while! I bet you had a blast opening all those packages!

  2. That is a lovely pile of books…I just read One Step Too Far and loved it!

  3. That’s an exciting bunch of bookish goodness to come home to. Enjoy!

  4. I have The Look of Love on my list…enjoy all of your books!

  5. It was like an early Christmas opening all of those packages! I have my eye on The Look of Love, Lost and Found, and The Bookshop Book in particular. Happy reading 🙂

  6. wow, I love seeing piles of books, but the thought of the time it takes to read/listen to all of them, I find it overwhelming. Just my reading the HP books has been overwhelming lately! I honestly am looking forward to November being done with this year simply, for me, it’s been WAY too crazy. I hope you get to enjoy ALL these books, Sheila 🙂

  7. Wow! Great stack! I see a bunch that I’d love to read – especially the Sarah Jio and the Mademoiselle Chanel. Enjoy your new books and have a good time decorating the library!

  8. A good list to be reading this year. My list is different mostly mysteries but I thinking about looking for good novels to read. One I finished is DOBYN’S CHRONICLES by Shirley Mclain.
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  9. I enjoyed Unbroken and The First Phone Call From Heaven. I hope you enjoy all of your books. I wonder how you choose were to start!

  10. Wow! That’s a lot of books, I see many on my list!

    I didn’t know pickles had butts!! 🙂

  11. Great books! You have some wonderful reading ahead 🙂 Pickle butts? I am intrigued.

  12. I have 1 book left to read for my alphabet authors and titles, 9 left for a book from each of the United States and three left for each of the continents (all mysteries). All to be done by Dec. 31. I’m reading like a house afire. …

  13. It must have been Christmas at your house. What fun opening all the envelopes and boxes.

    ENJOY all your books.


  14. it’s still an awful lot, lol! I have a few on my TBR, enjoy!

  15. How fun to open all those packages! Happy reading 🙂

  16. I would be excited to open all those books but then panic when I tried to fit them on my shelves! Good thing you have that nice new library room!

  17. What fun to come home to great book mail. But your day today? You never stop!!

  18. That should keep you busy for a while!

  19. Wow, what a pile! I have not read Unbroken either, but it is on my TBR. Actually several of those book are. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  20. My youngest son asked me the other day to make them “pickle thingies.” I said pickle butts? He said “that’s not what they’re called!” I kept telling him they were but he still doesn’t believe me. I can’t wait to show him this post!! (Are pickle butts a Minnesota thing?)

  21. Wow! So happy my book made it on your TBR pile! Looks like you have lots of good reading to do. 🙂

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