Mailbox Monday – 12/21

Mailbox Monday

It was chilly here this weekend, but the forecast says 68º for Christmas Eve and 59º for Christmas, which makes me happy. I am not one who needs snow on Christmas – or any time really. I received a couple of books this week. To check out everyone’s additions and add you own link, head to the Mailbox Monday Blog.


Really Good F Words by Lorrie Forde, along with a coaching session with the author, was a win from Vicki at I’d Rather Be at the Beach. Thanks! I think this will be a great way to start the new year.

Mailbox Monday – 12/21Really Good F Words: Your Interactive Guide to Self-Care by Lorrie Forde
Published by Influence Publishing on November 1, 2015
Source: Won
Genres: Self-help
Pages: 238
Format: Paperback
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Where are you on your priority list? A key question in measuring self-care. Uncover your own customized strategies for moving further up that list as you bring this thought provoking and interactive book to life around your own kitchen table. Connect with friends and get your sense of self back with doable self-care strategies. Author Lorrie Forde invites you to break all the old rules about not writing in books—this one is yours to write in, reflect back on, and share as you choose. Make it work for you!
This is not another thing to add to your ‘to-do’ list. Let the pages do the work and before you know it, you’ll be laughing with friends, reconnecting with your passion, and the envy of your peers as you figure out what ‘feeds you’ and where your ‘weak spots’ are. How long will it take till you’re using “F” words all the time and your cookie jar is overflowing? Analogies like this cookie jar and using really good “F” words help us to laugh at reality and a little laughter really can make all the difference.


I’m always drawn to mysteries that involve the art world, so when I was offered The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe for review, I decided to take a chance on it, even though it’s the 7th in the series.

Mailbox Monday – 12/21The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O'Keeffe by J. Michael Orenduff
Series: Pot Thief Mysteries #7
Published by Open Road Media on January 26, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 300
Format: eARC
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A dealer in traditional Native American pottery, Hubie Schuze scours New Mexico in search of ancient treasures. The Bureau of Land Management calls him a criminal, but Hubie knows that the real injustice would be to leave the legacies of prehistoric craftspeople buried in the dirt. In all his travels across the state, there is one place that Hubie hasn't been able to access: Trinity Site at the White Sands Missile Range, where the first atomic bomb was detonated. Deep within the range are ruins once occupied by the Tompiro people, whose distinctive pottery is incredibly rare and valuable. When an old associate claims to have a buyer interested in spending big money on a Tompiro pot, Hubie resolves to finally find a way into the heavily guarded military installation. But Hubie has more on his mind than just outwitting the army's most sophisticated security measures. He's in love with a beautiful woman who has a few secrets of her own and his best friend, Susannah, may have just unearthed a lost Georgia O'Keeffe painting. It's a lot for a mild-mannered pot thief to handle, and when his associate is murdered and Tompiro pots start replicating like Russian nesting dolls, Hubie suddenly realizes he's caught up in the most complex and dangerous mystery he's ever faced.

I picked up a book for Amber for Christmas, but that’ll probably be the only book under our tree on Friday.


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