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Monday, August 31, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page. What books came into your home last week?

A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz thought he had everything he needed. A novelist for nearly forty years, with more than twenty #1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit , his career was thriving. He had been married to his high school sweetheart, Gerda, since the age of twenty, and together they had forged a happy life for themselves in their Southern California home. It was the picture of peace and contentment. Then along came Trixie. Dean had been researching his novel Midnight - a book which includes a service dog named Moose - when he came across Canine Companions for Independence. Never having had a pet, the last thing he was looking to do was adopt a dog...but that's what happened a few years later when a beautiful golden retriever named Trixie was retired from CCI service because of an elbow injury - and that put her in need of a home of her own. Once in Dean and Gerda's home, Trixie very quickly found a way into their hearts. A Big Little Life tells the story of unexpectedly falling in love with a dog in middle age. It details Trixie's life with Dean and Gerda, the tremendous impact she had on them, and the things she taught them along the way. A lively and joyful read, it presents Trixie in all her complicated glory - her smarts, her lack of vanity, and her uncanny knack for living in the present. A powerful tribute to a beautiful friend, A Big Little Life will remind readers everywhere that the love of our canine best friends is a love that lasts more than a lifetime.

Okay...I'll 'fess up. The book is in my mailbox, only because I put it there for the picture. I just couldn't stand the idea of another...

zip...
zilch....
nada.....

week, so after I tottered off to the bookstore and bought myself a copy of A Big Little Life, (like I said I was going to), I put the book in my lonely little mailbox. My mailbox thanked me and then I started the book. It's great by the way...review to follow soon.

*sigh...

no books for me....(except what I bought myself)

*sigh...*singing...I'm lonely...oh so lonely.....*sigh....

Ignore my angst and sorrow...go check out other mailboxes HERE, maybe you'll find your next favorite book! *Sigh...sniffle....

10 comments:

Tina said...

Don't despair!! I had almost a month of nothing and then last week I got 12 books!

I think the fall book season is slowly starting - so things might pick up very soon.

Blodeuedd said...

Oh one of those week, they sure happen to all of us. But who knows what will show up this week :)

Diane said...

I bet your mailbox will be overflowing this week. Anyways...it's not like you have nothing to read, if you are like the rest of us right? I could go 4-5 years without running out of books to read LOL

Kristen said...

OMG! This post had me giggling. I'm totally stealing your idea the next time I have a bookless week to report. I hope your mailbox is less lonely this coming week!

Missy said...

Oh, but what a wonderful book to have "tottered off" and bought! I want to read this one too! Enjoy it - and I'll be looking forward to your review. :)

Vivienne said...

I was quite glad to give my post box a rest this week, as I bought 25 the week before ( mainly secondhand though!).

bermudaonion said...

You are too funny! Send me your address and I'll send you a book or two!

gautami tripathy said...

I too slacked for few weeks. Thats ok, I think!

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Anna said...

We've all had slow weeks. Just gives you time to read something already on your shelves. Give it some time, and you'll be wishing for a slow week. ;)

My mailbox is here.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Renee said...

A week without getting books,,,I don't know what I'd do...oh wait yeah, I'd probably catch up a little on my TBR stack! I hope you get more books soon!!!!

XOXO- Renee
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