May 4, 2009

Mailbox Monday #28

Before we get to the Mailbox Monday for this week, I wanted to announce that the blog is undergoing some changes. I've moved to the blog to its own domain: http://www.savvyverseandwit.com

Blogger insists that everyone will be redirected from the old blog address, but to be on the safe side, please update your subscriptions and readers.

That's not all, work is underway on a new look, and I should be unveiling that soon. Stay tuned for that!

Also, many of you may know Gautami of Reading Room blog and that her blog was deleted due to malware issues. She's started up a new book review blog, everything distils into reading. Please stop by and support her switch over and encourage her to continue reviewing and contributing to the community.

Onto the latest edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. My mailbox received fewer books this week, but that is a welcomed sight.

1. School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, which I won from Bermudaonion's blog; she's got a great photo of the cover, here.

2. Fodor’s New York City 2009 guide, which I received from Shelf Awareness (Yes, I broke down and joined)

3. Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano, which I received from Bostick Communications

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

***Giveaway Reminders***

5 Joanna Scott, author of Follow Me, books giveaway, here; Deadline May 4, 11:59 PM EST.

Giveaway for Eleanor Bluestein's Tea & Other Ayama Na Tales short story collection, here; Deadline is May 6, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.

1 copy of Rubber Side Down Edited by Jose Gouveia, here; Deadline is May 15 at 11:59 PM EST

27 comments:

Alyce said...

I've got School of Essential Ingredients on my shelf, as well as the Fodor's NY guide (which I won from a giveaway). I love Shelf Awareness though - it's a great resource.

gautami tripathy said...

Painting the Invisible Man is a great title!

And thanks for posting about my new blog. I appreciate it very much.

Here is my mailbox post!

Lenore said...

I need that Fodor's guide since I will be in NYC for the BEA! You too right?

Sandy Nawrot said...

You can't go wrong with a Fodors! And The School of Essential Ingredients will no doubt be one of my top reads for the year. You will eventually kick yourself if you don't get to it quickly!

Serena said...

I've heard a lot about the School of Essential Ingredients. I will probably read it when I take a couple months off blog tours later this summer.

Lenore: I'm hoping to be there...

lilly said...

Congratulations on your new domain!
I also broke down and joined Shelf Awareness. We'll see how that goes.

Anna said...

You're in for a treat with The School of Essential Ingredients. I got the Fodor's guide, too, but I didn't think to include it in my mailbox. Probably because I wasn't thinking of it as a review book or something I was planning to read cover to cover. lol

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad The School of Essential Ingredients came. I'm so glad you won it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Blodeuedd said...

The school of...looks to be an interesting read :)
happy reading

Kaye said...

School of Essential Ingredients sounds so good. Enjoy!

Wanda said...

I've heard great things about 'School of Essential Ingredients' and hope to borrow this one from our library soon.

Thanks for visiting my mailbox, happy reading!

Wrighty said...

Congrats on your blog changes! Can't wait to see the new look. School of Essential Ingredients was such a good book and it had beautiful language. I love Shelf Awareness too. I've received so many wonderful books through their ads but I've had to cut back to catch up. Hope you enjoy it and your new books. Have a great week!

Julie P. said...

I hope you really enjoy The School of Essential Ingredients. I thought it was terrific!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I've got School of Essential Ingredients in my growing tbr pile. Love the cover that Kathy has!!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Kristen said...

School of Essential Ingredients is one that I've had my eye on as I've been seeing it around on many blogs. Enjoy your books!

Belle said...

I'm really eager to read School of Essential Ingredients - congrats on winning it in bermudaonion's giveaway.

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Welcome to SA (Shelf Awareness)wishing you a mail box full of good reads.

Toni said...

Great books.. Okay...so am I the only one who doesn't have School of Essential Ingredients? :) The Fodor's guide is sure to be great!

Dar said...

You got some good stuff in the mail Serena. Congrats on getting your own domain. I'm trying to decide what I want to do. I'm not so technical savvy so just not so sure at this point.

Staci said...

I loved School of Essential Ingredients. I almost asked for that NY guide but decided not too. I would love to go to NYC sometime!! Great mailbox!!

Mary said...

I enjoyed School of Essential Ingredients. I'll update my reader with your info!

Kim said...

I am jealous--School of Essential Ingredients is one that I want!
*smiles*
Kim

Yvonne said...

Enjoy your books!

susan said...

Ah, change is good but it's also work. I forgot the link you asked me to post. Please come by and leave it for me.

I didn't know about Gautami. On my way there.

Happy reading.

avisannschild said...

Lucky you, you won The School of Essential Ingredients! I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and buy that one. Enjoy your books! (I'm going to say what I said to Heather last week: I wish you'd include covers in these posts!)

Serena said...

Avis: I wish had more time this past weekend to add the covers. I usually do, but this weekend was just a mess. Thanks for checking the mailbox this week.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

I hope that you enjoy School of Essential Ingredients. It was a favorite of mine this year. Shelf Awareness will definitely add to your TBR stacks. It's worth it, and a great resource. I'm trying to be much more selective of the books that I request and accept.