Sunday, December 20, 2009

In My Mailbox - Birthday Edition!

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.

Birthday gifts!

So, I started off my birthday a bit wrong. I was babysitting and the parents came home around 12:30 - my hubby came over around 11ish to hang out with me for a bit. On the way out to the car, I slipped on the ice and fell hard on my bum/back. I've got a good few bruises and a laceration on my arm, but I'm doing okay. Just some pain. Hot showers help.

I did not let that get in the way of my birthday tho!

As per tradition, since it is my 25th birthday, I received a sewing machine, along with a cute sewing basket and some money and gift cards.

I did get one book from my Uncle:

My hubby got me this cool hand mirror that looks old and is fairly heavy - could double as a weapon (probably what he was thinking when he bought it!). Hehe. I also got a cool photo frame from his parents.

Onto the regular IMM:

For review (From Capstone):
Princess Candy: Sugar Hero by Michael Dahl
Princess Candy: The Marshmallow Mermaid by Michael Dahl
Monster in the Outfield by Robert Marsh
Mr. Wolf Bounces Back by Tony Bradman
Jack and the Bean Snacks by Tony Bradman
Goldilocks and the Just Right Club by Tony Bradman
Rapunzel Lets Her Hair Down by Tony Bradman
The Frog Prince Hops to It by Tony Bradman
The Teacher Who Forgot Too Much by Steve Brezenoff
The Village that Almost Vanished by Steve Brezenoff

Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre and Strange Brew - anthology (from All Things Urban Fantasy!)
What I Wore to Save the World by Maryrose Wood (from Readaholic)

The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Petterson
The Taste of Night by Vicki Petterson
The Touch of Twilight by Vicki Petterson

From the Library:
Rare Beasts by Charles Ogden
Under Town by Charles Ogden
Pet's Revenge by Charles Ogden
Tourist Trap by Charles Ogden
Going Bovine by Libba Bray (audio)
Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman (audio)
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt


  1. That's some loot. Happy reading and sewing!

  2. Happy birthday, happy reading, and happy sewing! What kind of sewing projects do you do?

  3. Nice haul!
    Whatcha gonna make with your new sewing machine?

  4. wowsers what a great mailbox!

    Happy Birthday and I am sorry about your fall hon! What a bummer on your big dy! :(

  5. Happy Birthday!
    I'm glad you weren't hospital-hurt in the fall.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Ouch, I hope you're feeling okay now.

    Great books for your birthday week and it's awesome that you won some contests too.

    Happy birthday :D

  7. Great books you got this week. Hope you had a better birthday later on. Hope you enjoy reading all your books too.

  8. Happy Birthday. I have slipped on the ice a time or two, ouch. Hope you feel better soon.

  9. Hope you are feeling better soon from your fall. At least you got lots of good books and a lovely sewing machine to make you feel better! :)

  10. Wow! Quite a list of books. So sorry to hear about injury. What a crummy thing to happen on your birthday. Hope you are feeling better.

  11. Happy Birthday. Glad to see the fall didnt stop you on your day. I really liked the Vicki Petterson books and I highly recommend them. Enjoy your reading!

  12. Nice haul! Have a great birthday!

    Here's what I got this week!

    Happy Holidays!

  13. Happy Birthday, happy holidays and happy reading!

  14. sewing and reading are two of the best things to do.


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