Mailbox Monday: Earth Day Books

This is the first time I’ve participated in XXX. I don’t participate on a weekly basis for a simple reason: I don’t have a mailbox. Since my we retired we spend all of our time traveling around in our RV. The mail is all forwarded to our daughter. She collects it and when she gets a box full she asks us, “Where should I send this mail?” We usually pick a small town near where we are traveling, give her the zipcode and have it sent general delivery. We’ve never had a problem. (I love the USPS.)
Since we are at the daughters home for the past month I’ve gone crazy with book orders. One particular box of books came this week that I want to show you. I was the lucky winner of six Earth Day books during the past Read-A-Thon.
MailboxThis is the first time I’ve participated in Mailbox Monday. I don’t participate on a weekly basis for a simple reason: I don’t have a mailbox. Since we retired we spend all of our time traveling around in our RV. The mail all goes to our daughter in Indiana.
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She collects it and when she gets a full box she asks us, “Where should I send this mail?” We usually pick a small town near where we are traveling, give her the zipcode and she sends it via General Delivery. We’ve never had a problem. (I love the USPS.)
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The past month or so we have been at our daughter’s home. It’s been fun to get the daily mail. I want to share one particular box of books that came this past week. I was the lucky winner of six books during the past Read-A-Thon. I thoroughly enjoyed that particular 24 hour period of time. It was so great to tell the whole world to go away while I spent an entire day just reading. But to win a prize while having fun?!! That was, as they say, icing on the cake.
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This prize came from the good people at Hachette Book Group. The entire box was in celebration of Earth Day. Here is what I got:
    The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg
    Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte
    A book by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur with Brendan Hall containing a word I try not to say in public: Is It Just Me or Is Everything Sh*t?: Insanely Annoying Modern Things
    Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture by Taylor Clark
    A picture book by Patrick McDonnell called The Gift of Nothing

The next Dewey’s Read-A-Thon has already been set. Mark your calendar for October 24-25.

Thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page for sponsoring Mailbox Monday. I hope I can participate again sometime soon.

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11 Responses to Mailbox Monday: Earth Day Books

  1. We saw Taylor Clark speak at a book fest in Tucson. He seemed like a very humble, non-polished even, kind of guy. And it’s a good story.

    The other ones sound good too. I love Jane Goodall; her other books, at least, were all very good.

    Hope you enjoy your reading!

  2. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on your great win!!

  3. Cerrin says:

    I also love this arrangement. I get to see what kind of great books might come my way. lol
    Plus I get the best of all the catalogs. 😀

    And I can hold the mail hostage and make them come and see me every few years

  4. WordLily says:

    Yay, glad you got them! Hope you enjoy reading them.

  5. stacybuckeye says:

    Those books look great. I love to get mail everyday, so I would go crazy not having a mailbox! Thanks for the info about the read-a-thon. I was out of town for the last one and am really looking forward to participating this time.

  6. bookbabie says:

    Lucky you, wonderful selection of books, and how fun that your home is on the road!

  7. What a great Mailbox Monday, Margot! (even without a mailbox!!)

    That Starbucks memoir appeals to me 🙂

  8. diane says:

    I loved your Earth Day books; especially Starbucked.

  9. Kelly says:

    Great books! If you’re ever visiting Southern California…I’d love to buy you a cup of coffee, (and a cookie or two) and talk books with you!

  10. candice says:

    Great earth day package of books! I read Garbage Land and thought it was wonderful!! Haven’t yet had anyone else read it per my recommendation, but perhaps now you will. I’ve request all the rest from my beloved library to see which ones we could co-review if your interested…

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